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I think I might be an ideas person. You know, the type of person who comes up with lots of plans and ideas of things to try and do and be and see.
I can hear John Brownstone’s eyes rolling from over here. Of course I’m an ideas person. The most “famous” phrase I have (to him) is, “Ya know, I’ve been thinking…”
It’s how podcasts and blogs and websites and business ideas (oh my!) are born around here.
But I worry because ideas and plans are easy — at least to me. It’s the execution that’s difficult.
I try never to start something I don’t think I can finish. Life has taught me that much.
The problem is what to do with all these ideas.
While writing something for a client, I came up with three other ideas for them. They love the ideas, but where did they come from? And why can’t I turn that ability on when I really need it? And what happens if the ideas don’t see the light of day. What was the purpose?
When I talk to John Brownstone about one thing I want to do, two or three other ideas come to mind, and my brain starts planning.
Is this a marketable skill or just faulty wiring?
I know better than to try to do all the things I think of. Not everything is a good idea, even if it seems that way in the first 30 seconds. And not everything is doable.
But I feel like the ideas need a home, and I have no idea where to send them.
Ah well, give me a few minutes, and a separate idea will hit me, blocking out the first, and the cycle will begin again. Until then, I’ll thank gawd for John Brownstone and the little bit of self-discipline I possess that I don’t try to follow every idea down a rabbit hole. No matter how tempting and intoxicating it seems.
I’m an ideas person with no home for her ideas…and sometimes, it feels like such a waste.