Too many ideas? How to decide which ideas to pursue first
[Creative Freedom S5E9]
As a creative entrepreneur, you've got LOTS of ideas. How do you keep track of them all? Can they even be managed? How do you decide which ideas to pursue, and which ones to table for later (or even give away to someone else)?
You're in luck because this week I'm sharing some useful tools and resources to help you organize your ideas and get clear on what you're going to move on now, and what can wait. You'll be able to end the distractions and stay focused!
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Podcast Show Notes
4:00 - Five ways you can track and secure all your great ideas, from low-tech to high tech, including a hybrid form that I'm eager to start exploring.
7:43 - The mindset is more important than the mastery. Here's how to put your mindset to work for you with all your ideas.
12:15 - for all you skeptics out there, let's talk about the "name it and claim it" mindset about bringing your ideas to life.
13:30 - The advice I give my clients about taking action on their goals and ideas
15:45 - How to flip the script on the "I'm not worthy" feeling and get clear on which ideas to pursue first with the "idea interview"
19:11 - An example from my own business that illustrates how we decide on new projects and what gets tabled for later.
20:00 - The problem with "High impact, minimal effort" decision making, and how to improve it, with examples from my own business.
22:25 - Like we learned with toasters and light bulbs, sometimes the ideas you get aren't meant for you to pursue or bring to market. Here's why that's actually a great thing.
26:10 - how opportunity costs help keep you focused on what really matters (if you're paying attention).
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