CAN’T COME UP WITH AN IDEA FOR YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS? READ THIS…
The other day, I was thinking back to how I first got started with my online business in 2011.
You know what I did for the first three months?
I did nothing else but read and research. Daily. Books, podcasts, blogs.
Whenever I start something new I research the shit out of the topic or area.
I acquire knowledge and skills and above all:
I want to get inspired. This usually results in ideas coming out of my ears.
I get a lot of emails from followers asking me for advice on how to get started becoming a digital nomad. They don’t have any ideas for an online business.
This amazes me, because my brain can’t stop coming up with ideas all day long basically.
My guess is:
1. They are not reading and researching. Just sitting and wishing as they scroll through their social media feeds. (ps: before sending an email to anyone, I always do my research first to see if I can solve the problem or question i have myself.)
2. They are focusing too much on the what. And not on the why. (figure out how you wanna change people’s lives rather than focusing on making a buck online to travel)
3. They think they have to come up with THE business idea. Like, the PERFECT one. (doesn’t exist, especially not in theory in your mind)
One problem during the research process can be though:
Many people get stuck in it and don’t move into action mode. They read and consume and attend conferences and meet ups, but don’t actually get started. (that’s for another post)
So. Anyway. If you are one of those, that just don’t have an idea for a business.
Sit down down and write down 10 books, blogs and podcasts you plan to dig into daily over the next month.
Then write down 10 ideas for an online business – even if you think you don’t have any, do it anyway.
Do it as if your life depended on it.
Just dooooo it.
No matter how stupid the ideas.
And then do it again tomorrow. And the day after.
Your idea muscle is probably very rusty, so start exercising it.
Have fun 😉
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