Good Morning, all! I have ideas, we all have ideas. But they come to us...and then they go. Where? I have no idea.
Here's the thing – they don't have to go away. Here are my 3 BIG Tips for Capturing your Best Ideas:
1. Write it down. Keeping a journal is the best way to let your ideas freely flow (no spelling or editing, please.)
Sure, but what if I'm driving down a highway and my kids are yelling or something else distracts me?
Poof! Idea gone. Nope. Check out Tip #2.
2. Say it. When I come up with a great idea, I say it tell my phone to record a Note for me or schedule a Reminder. Sometimes I even Email myself. And if it just isn't doable to talk to my phone, I tell someone. Just speaking it connects my brain to the idea in a different way and I usually recall it later so that I can write it down or take some sort of action. And when I forget, sometimes that person I told it it to reminds me about it later. Sweet.
3. Take Action, Baby! Seriously. That one little step you are procrastinating on to research or follow your idea – just do it already. Make the call, google the concept, or go to the library. If you don't ACT – what happens? Absolutely Nothing.
I hope this was useful. If you thought so, please share it!