Every Damn Day in June

Ideas Person

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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.

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Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and speaker. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences, teaching other bloggers how to make money writing about sex, and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone. Welcome to my kinky corner of the internet!

4 Comments

  • Well, if your ideas are business-venture or sales-growth oriented, the answer is: Yes, this is a marketable skill. Provided you’re interested in working in sales or marketing.

    You generally have to have the nuts & bolts bit to go with it though, if you want to make money from said skill. Though it’s possible some brand out there would want to hire an idea-generator as a niche position for their creative team. 🙂

    Generally speaking, ideas are not lacking. (There’s nothing faulty with your wiring; this is a common experience.) But many people don’t know what to do to turn an idea into a reality. Or have the motivation to do so. (This is why Tony Robbins is a zillionaire.)

    • I agree, it’s not ideas that are lacking anywhere, and motivation is often in short supply. And I always wonder what it means that I like coming up with ideas but don’t always want to execute on those ideas. Hell, maybe that means I’m supposed to be a consultant, lol.

      And I certainly have the motivation to make an idea a reality. Four podcasts and four websites later, I’ve been banned from following through on any new ideas for a while. Sometimes I just wish I could sit around all day and let the ideas flow, but I want them to have a home. And *not* feel like a lazy person who doesn’t want to do any work (and yes, I recognize the irony in that statement).

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