5 Tips on Moving Your Ideas into Action


Great ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s what you do with that idea that matters.

Lot’s of people get stuck thinking that they need to find their life purpose or have their business idea solid before they can make the leap. You don’t necessarily need to have everything ready to go at once. You just need to take incremental steps forward to making your dream, business or idea a reality.

It’s easy to get stuck thinking that your conditions have to change or that you’re too busy with life to move towards your goals and dreams.

Here are 5 ways you can easily move your ideas into  action:

1) Spend 30 minutes a day working on your dream/goals

Whether it be early in the morning or late at night, carve out a half hour each day to move forward with your dream. If you want to start a business, spend 30 minutes reading entrepreneurship blogs (like this one) or writing down business ideas.

2) Connect with people who can help you get to where you’re going

Commit to having a coffee per week with somebody who inspires you and can also help you find ways to reach your goals. This one practice will get you thinking differently and help you bring your ideas into realistic steps.

3) Create a Vision Board

How can you achieve what you want in life if you don’t know exactly what you want? Take a cork board and start pinning ideas on stickie notes. Just brainstorm ideas and try to connect them into a cohesive pattern. This will help you dream bigger and also see how your current skills and network can get you there.

4) Spend time in silence each day

I aim to have at least 10 minutes of silence each day for reflection and thinking. This allows me to work on challenges or expand on ideas in a quiet environment. I highly recommend this practice. You’d be amazed at how many distractions throughout the day steal our best creative ideas.

5) Manage your energy

If you know you get tired in the afternoon, then it’s probably not the best time to try to move your creative goals forward. Perhaps first thing in the morning after you’ve had a workout or your morning coffee is the highest energy time for you. Make sure to manage your energy well in order to get those great ideas flowing.

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  1. Great idea about taking time to write down business ideas. A colleague of mine recommends carrying a small notebook and only using it for brainstorming. For me, I have ideas that come to me randomly, throughout the day, so I carry a notebook at all times to write them down.

    1. I also carry a notebook around all the time for the same reason. Last night, I was without my notebook for some unforeseen circumstance and it drove me crazy. I always have my phone as a capture tool for ideas that come into my mind randomly!

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