So many people have amazing ideas. These ideas represent their greatest passion, their strengths and their creativity. Too often, these ideas just become idle dreams, tucked away for another day. They are locked away inside minds that just don’ t know where to start. How do you get that idea out of your head, anyway?
If you have an idea that you are passionate about, then you need to get started. Today is your lucky day! You are going to neatly un-tuck your vision. This un-tucking is going to require action; just a little bit of work. It may be uncomfortable, but it will be worth itl!
To get started, you need a plan. Oh no! I scared you. You just quit… You can’t write a plan. You won’t write a plan. Focus! You can do it! It doesn’t have to be fancy or lengthy. This isn’t for the bank or investors- it’s for your eyes only. First: Just write down your amazing idea. What is your vision? What exactly do you have to offer and what do you want to do? What do you need to get started? Who do you need to get started? Let your ideas flow freely. There is no right and there is no wrong. (If you get side-tracked, feel free to doodle until you gather your thoughts again.)
It is also helpful, to list your fears. What is your greatest fear in pursuing this venture? Are you afraid of failing? Is there a financial fear or a fear of your own abilities? Be honest with yourself.
This sounds like such a simple activity, yet it is extremely powerful in driving you to action. This masterpiece will become the backbone of your business plan and propel you to expound on your vision. It will help you create a plan that you can present to a bank or investors- or it may remain- for your eyes only. One things is for sure: This simple plan will ignite your passion and light a fire of ambition. It is almost as if something magic happens when you move your ideas and passion from your head to paper.
Some of the greatest business plans began as scribbles on napkins. Who knows what your pen and paper (or keyboard) may be creating at this moment. Today is the day you quit playing small and start thinking BIG!