Idea to Goals Agenda
In conversation at a barbeque. "Jessica" asked if I would mind brainstorming some ideas with her. I was happy she asked and conveyed the same. And then to my dismay, I heard Jessica say, "…although I am embarrassed that some of my ideas may sound quite silly."
In complete seriousness, I replied that no idea is silly. The only silly thing that can possibly occur is not to explore all possibilities. Even worse will be to one day, many years from now, to be looking back on your life thinking, "What if I had tried…" Now that would be silly.
We then set a date to hash out all of the possibilities that stand the better chance of becoming successful. From there it will be up to Jessica to determine which idea will deserve the time, education and attention to make it a reality.
The process is the same for job seekers, those desiring to advance their careers, or for those seeking to further build business. To get started, list all of your ideas. For each idea create two columns headed "Pros" and "Cons". These may include cost to implement, learning curve, and desired outcome. From there prioritize the ones that jump out as being very doable. Reprioritize as they apply to your interests.
Once you narrow down the list, pick one idea to create a plan of action and include a timeline for completion. Commit to the completion date. Your new idea will be headed for the Smooth Sale!Share on Facebook