You might even spend a few hours writing down why you’re qualified to do it and who it will help. Endless amounts of time and money don’t exempt you from the question we all face: “What’s next?” I would argue that obstacles between you and the completion of your idea are actually opportunities to approach the project strategically and sustainably. Similarly, building your creation little by little doesn’t make your work less important or less meaningful. What’s practical for you right now might be … handling your current job responsibilities while dedicating a few hours each week to your Big Idea. Here’s a sample checklist of items you might need for a new business idea: Register your website domain name Choose a business email address Find an email service provider Add an email opt-in form to your home page Take photos for your website Write the About page for your website Write a blog post each month Write an ebook Talk with trusted mentors, colleagues, and friends about your goals Create relevant social media profiles Browse in-person networking events You might also find it useful to split your Master List into two sections: One-time Tasks, such as setting up your website Ongoing Tasks, such as writing a blog post each month The secret to this process, however, is “forgetting” about your Master List items unless they are on your current Monthly List. Your Monthly List This is where the real work happens. Your current Monthly List will be two to three items you select from your Master List. While the task of “write an ebook” may seem daunting when it’s on your Master List, when you look at it as something that will naturally happen if you consistently write one blog post a month, it’s realistic. Items on your Master List also might get completed when you find extra bits of time in your schedule, even if you haven’t added them to your current Monthly list. Over to you … When you have a Big Idea, how do you move forward with it?
You know when you get a Big Idea for a project that lights you up and derails your to-do list for the day?
It could be a content series or a whole new business concept.
You might even spend a few hours writing down why you’re qualified to do it and who it will help.
But, inevitably, that fervor dies down and you deem the idea a distraction.
After all, you don’t have the time and money to actually execute it, right?
What if I told you: you can use time and money constraints to your advantage and move forward with your Big Idea in a manageable way …
There’s a common misconception that all the time and money in the world will create the business of your dreams.
Even if those factors help you set up the foundations of your business fairly fast, you still have to build your business.
Endless amounts of time and money don’t exempt you from the question we all face: “What’s next?”
Finishing a project quickly doesn’t make it more important or more meaningful. Similarly, building your creation little by little doesn’t make your work less important or less meaningful.
The only disappointing scenario is when you never even start.
What’s practical for you right now?
The good news is, you can make progress on a project without spending hours on it each day.
Taking small steps and moving at a slower pace give you more time to experiment, monitor your results, and make improvements.
You might even find that your Big Idea won’t work for you before you invest a good amount of effort into it. Then, you can switch gears and brainstorm similar projects that might prove more fruitful. In other words, you fail faster.
What’s practical for you right now might be … handling your current job responsibilities while dedicating a few hours each week to your Big Idea.
Keeping a Master List and Monthly List is one way to help you stick…