I do hope you don’t feel neglected but I have been so busy, doing new projects and tackling new challenges. Remember my definition of entrepreneurship is leveraging your talents to meet opportunities, and so I have been doing that.
I digress. So back on topic! How do you generate ideas? How do you engage on ideation? What techniques do you use if any?
I know this is an ideation buzzword. You create a mind map and write all ideas that come from the central one. I guess it has its place and is an orderly systematic way. The problem is entrepreneurship and creativity are not systematic or orderly. Inspiration and imagination strike in the oddest places at the oddest times. That’s why I am a fan of the notebook method – or a digital version of it.
The Notebook method is simple and has no rules which genius cannot abide by in any event. Keep a notebook with you at all times date your page and:
- Review your notes weekly. You are looking for reoccurring themes. That repetition is a signal from your subconscious that this is a brewing passion.
- Write everything and anything that comes to mind that sounds like a fantastic business option or idea.
- Act upon the idea. Grab your action plan worksheet and goal setting package and get to it. You can download it for free here.
- Never stop jotting in your notebook.
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