Will It Fly?
Will It Fly?
I used to have a little notepad next to my bed. I wanted to be ready just in case in the middle of the night, I came up with a brilliant idea that could change the world…or…that could make me rich…or…both. The notebook had to be near me because if I didn’t write it down right when the lightbulb went off in my head, I would forget all about it the next morning. My brain resets while I sleep and I lose all my memory. Also, there’s something very powerful about just writing ideas down on paper.
So, then what? What came of all these world-changing pages in my notepad?
Well…nothing. It was just an idea, and it never really progressed beyond that.
Sound familiar? Well, things are going to change. Today I am introducing a new series called “Will it Fly?” It’s inspired by a book written by Pat Flynn (digital marketing guru) that puts your brilliant business ideas to the test. For the next few weeks, I will help you navigate your thoughts and do the research necessary to see if your idea is valid and something to pursue. And I will also help you develop a game plan to launch it for success. Excited? Not as much as I am.
But before we begin: If you want to go all in, you can purchase the book here, and follow the Companion Course here. They’re both great tools to support you along this journey and include a bunch of downloadable worksheets and videos.
Here’s your homework for this week. It will actually be super fun to do, and we can make it relevant to any business idea you have right now.
- Take a piece of paper and fold it in half in both directions so that after you unfold it, it’s divided into four quadrants.
- Define the 4 most important categories of your life. For example, Pat chose: Family, Professional, Finances, and Health. You can choose your own.
- Write these 4 categories at the top of each of the four quadrants.
- Now, imagine your life 5 years from now. What would you want it to look like? Where would you want to be? How will it fulfill your purpose? Why would it make you happy? Write it out for each quadrant. Don’t think of it as a wish list, but write it down as what your reality will be. Be as specific as you can. (see an example of Pat’s list below).
Do this exercise and let’s reconnect next week. Can’t wait to show you how it all ties together.
Looking forward to helping you make your dream a reality through this!
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