Where do ideas come from? Actually, many places. People often think that ideas appear in those “eureka” moments, that one day you just wake up and this idea magically comes to your mind and transforms your life. That’s why so many people just sit and wait for those moments to happen. Or else, they think that they don’t at all have any good ideas that can be turned into action. If you are one of those people, sorry to disappoint you, YOU ARE FULL OF GREAT IDEAS and you can find them here and now!
Here are some tips on how to find an idea to be turned into action.
1. Think about what makes you mad. Really mad. Every day you come across that thing and it makes you mad. Did you find that? Good. If it happens so that you’re just not the type of person who gets mad, go find someone who does. Ask your friend what bothers them. Now equip yourself with sticky notes and a pen and start writing what you think could be solutions to those problems. Let your imagination go wild! Forget about reason and sanity, write down even the craziest solutions you can think of. Remember that a great business idea solves someone’s problem or addresses someone’s need. If you manage to solve someone’s problem, they’ll be grateful forever and will be ready to pay for it.
2. Another great source of inspiration is something that you love doing. What, in your studies or your current job, is your favorite thing to do? Now, here’s the tricky part, try to think of some ways you could do that favorite thing every day. Can it be turned into a business? You know what they say, if you love what you do, you won’t work a single day.
3. If you’re not yet sure what you love doing, what your passion is, think about some skills and talents that you have. Write those down. Don’t restrict yourself, write down EVERYTHING you’re good at. It can be literally anything, from beating everyone in board games to baking the best chocolate chip cookies. Now think about ways to monetize your skills and talents. If you’re good at doing something, don’t do it for free ;) You can also go back to tip number 1 to mix and match, that is to think about how those skills and talents you have can solve some problem.
Okay, now you know how to find an idea that can be turned into action. Good luck! And remember, your first idea might not exactly turn into next Facebook or Google, but at least you will for sure learn a lot and have fun with it!
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