Idea Animal!!!!!

  • I have been a habitual user of Composition notebooks (50 cent at Target - volume discounts there and Walmart around the time schools go back to session in your hometown — stock up then) for years. (So in those).
  • I use napkins and other disposable paper at my disposal while driving.
  • Use Notes on my iPhone or iPad.
  • Voice Recorder App on iPhone (great when I am on the go and even in the car).
  • I have even turned some ideas into videos on my You Tube Chanel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPZvIdNoApc4nPCxmPX6VBA
  1. Do some thought recording in the morning first thing. Has to be done after waking my mind up and getting myself into a good emotional state (otherwise its not going to yield much and could derail the day). To do so, leave your phone, TV, and conversations with others for later in the day. Meditating and physical movement really work. I also tell myself periodically that I am wasting time (if I actually am) to get my ass moving on something and initiate something (have to tell yourself the truth).
  2. Have a standing meeting with myself at 10 am to record ideas in a notebook (currently using a stack of small ones collected as swag at conferences over the past few years — CAN’T wait for those to return).
  • I jot the idea (un-categorized, un-filtered, just raw) in a column labeled IDEA and then try and come up with a first step in the next column labeled 1st STEP (“Pro Tip” from Mr. Altucher).
  1. Immediately Deployable
  2. Scheduled Event
  3. New Business Idea
  4. Learning Challenge/Skills Development
  5. People Challenge
  1. Find something to read about related to the idea
  2. Turn the idea into a process or work flow
  3. Create a Kanban Board in ClickUp
  4. Seek some outside help to move an idea forward.
  5. MY Favorite, invite someone for a beer I like to talk to and engage (maybe the idea never comes into play, but certainly more will come for you to record the next day)
  6. …………Who knows???

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