I’ve been thinking about projects. You know, those things we want to create that will help our people. And grow our businesses. Stuff like ebooks, courses, services and products.
And I’ve been pondering what gets in the way of going from idea to plan to finished creation – sanely and enjoyably.
The ideas are plentiful, but don’t always take off
I think for most of us, the ideas are there. (In fact, usually too many ideas and choosing what to focus on is the problem.)
Often, when an idea bubbles up into our consciousness, there’s a period of Great Infatuation where the idea is all you can think about. I’ve lost many a night of sleep because I can’t stop mooning over how cute some idea is.
And then – eventually – the Great Infatuation is over
Maybe we look at all our other commitments and feel like we can never do justice to our idea, so why bother starting.
Or we’re willing to start but can’t figure out how.
Or maybe we start but the Voices tell us the idea is stupid after all.
Or we lose steam because the project has since ballooned into a magnum opus and it’s just not fun anymore.
Or sometimes we get all the way to the end and just can’t bring ourselves to expose our fragile creation to people who might not appreciate it.
Regardless of why or how, it winds up being damned challenging to get our project into the hands of the people we created it for.
Thoughts…I haz them.
Between completing many a project as a database programmer (in another life) and creating and launching offerings for my people here, I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t.
But before I start spewing what I know all willy-nilly, I’d like to know about your experience with projects.
Where do you get stuck?
What do you wish you knew about how to go from idea to finished creation?
You can answer here in the comments, or you can take this super quick 6-question survey.
Your answers will help me focus on the stuff that will make it easier for you to bring your creations into the world. Creations that your people need. And I want to help you get them out there.