The most important thing is to get started and take action. Success is about 10% ideas and 90% action, not the other way around. The more times you do it, the more efficient you get with your methods and resources.
I always think in terms of best hopes and worst fears. Usually with a new idea the best hope is that it is going to be wildly successful in terms of growth, income, and what I learn. The worst fear is that it fails, and I still learn a lot — which is not such a bad thing either.
It is worth identifying your best hopes and worst fears for any idea. The reality is often much easier to deal with than the nebulous thoughts we have in our heads, so do not be afraid to address your best hopes and worst fears as part of your project.
Once I have decided that I am going to pursue an idea, I typically move from the notes list on my phone to one of my project management templates in Notion. The process does not have to be fancy, but I find I am hugely more efficient if I am filling in content rather than designing the project flow from scratch. I also have come to recognize the importance of treating every business idea as an “official” project and managing it with best practice strategies.
I also think about what pieces of the project I want to be directly involved in myself, versus what makes sense to outsource. When I need creative or technical help I use Fiverr to either post a request for proposals or contact freelancers directly if I have had a good experience with them before and their skills align with my current needs.
Think about your resources and efficiencies, and get started!
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