Friday, October 16, 2020

Did you find parking?

Have a parking lot.

One of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur is the number of ideas that come to you. This is especially true if you have been working for people, and for once you are out on your own and have become your own boss. 

You have a googol of ideas. All screaming for attention. All burning with enthusiasm to be executed by you. Ideas, you have a lot. Energy, you may have a lot. Time that you have is finite. But priorities? You need to set a quota for priorities. So, saying “no” involves saying “no” to yourself and your initiatives and ideas. We are sure you have plenty of brilliant ideas. But we are also sure, some of those ideas are pretty crappy. Yet others are good but it isn’t time to say yes yet. 

The great ones? The great ones, you are working on them now. Focus on the work at hand. Make them great to serve your customers. As for the rest of the ideas? Buy a parking lot and park them there first. That means, write them down somewhere, where you can review them a year from now. 

You can keep adding to this list if you want. Interesting things happen when you do this. Over time, you will find even better ideas out of the juxtaposition of two mediocre ideas in your book.

Where do you want to start?

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