This is a guest post by Sean Heyboer. He is the marketing coordinator at Score Big, a good friend, and one hell of an idea generator. You can follow him on Twitter or friend request him on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my contact page.
He came after me again the other day. That little creep. I was on the last half of my two mile run having already biked 5 miles as a part of my triathlon training, when he showed up. It was hot, I was sweating bullets, my legs were sore, and I felt like giving up.
Just as I began to slow down he started in on his rant. His inflection is so annoying and distinct I knew right away who it was.
Where do you capture your ideas? Do you write them down in a journal? Random pieces of paper? Maybe some online tool? The way you capture your ideas doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you capture your ideas.
Now you have all your ideas down. There either on random pieces of paper, in your journal, or online. What happens now? You get busy with other projects, day to day activities, and you forget and loose your ideas in the clutter. Is this sounding familiar? This never happens to you right?
Leaders struggle daily to breed the best ideas. Maybe you are one of those blessed individuals that have so many ideas that you actually confuse the best ideas. So what do we do? We build our teams, we take notes, we meet, we brainstorm, and still sometimes our ideas really SUCK. Let’s be honest they do sometimes SUCK.
In the midst of pages and pages of notes, diagrams, pictures, and mental foggyness we miss the great ideas. What happened? We scheduled meetings, they were structured, and we had the best of the best in the meeting. Why did nothing amazing come from all this?
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