And then, I realized what you do with an idea…
You Change The World” – Kobi Yamada
There is an idea that scares you, that follows you around and sounds crazy to most people. This idea requires you to look differently at the world. An idea that “encouraged (you) to think big . . . and then, to think bigger.”
How many entrepreneurs, started out with an idea that would not go away? Answer:
Every one of them.
That is what being an entrepreneur is all about.
One of my favorite books is a picture book written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Beson, called What Do You Do With An Idea? I am an entrepreneur, married to an entrepreneur, working with amazing entrepreneurs every day. Maybe that is why this book resonates with me. I also have had the privilege of raising 5 brilliant kids, full of ideas great and scary; so maybe that the reason this book fits my thinking and my response towards ideas.
Now, what do you do when it is your idea and it will not go away?
An entrepreneur has no choice but to let the idea lead. One of the challenges is when this idea leads you into a business. Running a business, big or small, starts with an idea that “made me feel more alive, like I could do anything.”.
But, running a business can be a lonely place. Who else understands the struggles of molding this great idea into a viable product or service - the late nights and early mornings refining the idea, launching, producing, marketing, sales, customer service? Hiring a team, expecting they too will love your idea.
And you thought The Idea was the hard part.
“I don’t know how to describe it, but it went from being her to being everywhere,
it wasn’t just a part of me anymore…it was now a part of everything.”
This is the part where the unique wiring of an entrepreneur’s brain can cause problems: It is my idea; my great idea. No one else really gets it. I can do it myself. I don’t need no stinking help.
Yes, you do; we all do.
So I thought, wouldn’t it be easier if there was a road map, a system to follow and someone to help move the idea to become something more? At Performance Partners Coaching this help is available. We start with a tangible, written plan. Your idea deserves a plan and you deserve to make that plan a reality. Start now!
Any time is a good time to get started or even take a new look at a plan you may have already begun. The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time to begin or look again; refresh and refine the plan for the next 12 months.
Whether your idea is new, or you have been running a business for years that is a reflection of your idea, together we will Unlock the Power of Daily Success. We can initialize or relaunch your idea to see where it can take you in 2017.
Join us Thursday January 26, 2017 to take a new look at what is possible with that idea that lives in you. Without a plan your idea may get lost in the business of running a day-to-day business. Wouldn’t you rather “Change the World”?
Click here for more information on our 2017 Annual Planning Day and to register.
All quotes are from “What Do You Do With An IDEA?” by Kobi Yamada, Mae Bosom