What is an idea worth? I challenge you to try to sell an idea and see what its value is. I believe that you will find that in most cases you will not get any buyers.
Clients like to share about the great ideas that they have had in the past. The idea is usually about an existing businesses that has made a lot of money. “I had that idea years before “brand x” started making those widgets. If I would have implemented my idea I would be a millionaire by now.”
Having an idea is one thing; what you do with that idea is what matters.
My message today is, “Do something with your idea!” Start the implementation process, put something down on paper; start making your widgets or marketing your new services.
Too many great ideas never see the “light of day”. They remain a dream in someone’s mind, waiting for the right opportunity but in reality that is a time that will never come.
It’s good to have an idea, but it’s a better idea to share that with someone who can first help you determine the validity of the idea and then help you develop an orderly execution and implementation process to make that idea a reality.
It’s better to invest a little money in order to study the feasibility of the idea than to live a life of what ifs or a life of regrets. Doing it requires getting out of a comfort zone. Implementing a new idea by building a business around it falls outside the comfort zone for most people. Feeling uncomfortable usually leads to discouragement and action goes by the wayside.
Fear of failure, fear of what others will say, fear of……. insert your own fear. It’s not the lack of money or the lack of time that is responsible for inaction, its one fear or another that one has built inside the mind that in essence paralyzes action
We live life by the choices we make and the actions we take. Someone once described FEAR in an acronym: False Expectations Appearing Real. For the most part what we fear is not real – it is merely our mind imagining something awful that has not yet happened.
Make life an adventure and follow your dreams.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Nick J. Petra CFP I put work clothes on peoples dream to help them become a reality….