I recently got back from an amazing event called Be The Change. What I love about these events is that I learn tons of things, get new ideas, find inspiration, build new relationships, discover opportunities for growth and, of course, uncover new paths to profit.
But there is a problem with them. Oftentimes it’s too much. You end up with a terrible case of “idea-itis”. You have too many ideas and after a day or two of excitement you find yourself overwhelmed, frustrated and in some ways in worse shape than you were before you went. And let’s be honest here, it doesn’t take an event to leave you feeling this way, does it?
The truth is that there is no way that you can do it all, even if you have a team of people helping you. The only way to create a thriving and sustainable business is to first, evaluate your options, second, decide which things you will do and which you won’t and finally, getting into action and doing!
Letting go of super cool ideas can be tough so here’s the three step process that I will be using over the next few days with my own to-do list and with those of my clients.
It may not sound like a problem but it is. In fact, it has the power to bring everything to a dead stop. Idea-itis.
Here’s what happens. You get up in the morning and go to your office. You sit at your desk to get started and you freeze. What are you going to do first? Hmmm…so many exciting ideas to pursue. All of these ideas have possibility. They can all grow your business. They all have the power to shift everything.
You think, you putter, you do a little of this and a little of that. You might even make plans but you never get focused and these ideas don’t become what you imagine them to be.