I am starting my holidays tomorrow (working, but way less than usual) so I have more time for our garden, coffee and...thinking.
I think of ideas a lot nowadays.
I had a chat with Owen today about one of his newest ideas and I feel I owe him an explanation, because I was not very enthusiastic about it, a bit realistic and I think I might have not given him enough of time to explain it properly before I added my points...in any case I hope he will continue to work on it! He has mentioned though that he has plenty of ideas and likes to write them down. I used to do that too, but quite along time ago, after a chat with Benjamin about the effect of notes, to do lists and post-its on our brain I decided to stop just to discover that the ideas that stick stay in my mind, rest at the back of my head, they even grow fed by everything I read or experience. So I think instead of writing down the ideas we think are fairly good we should let them rest and simply allow them to live their own life. That is not to say that we neglect them! I think we should appreciate every single idea we have. We should measure if it's good or rubbish initially, test it on our friends and then decide if we are able to execute them just now or if we need to wait.
One of my pretty old ideas was to help my friends with all the skills I have to improve their lives, to inspire them to grab every single opportunity and make the most of it for their own sake. I put that idea aside for a few years and moved to social media marketing. I have worked, practiced and sometimes sadly also preached social media marketing for quite a while just to discover that preaching is really not the best approach. In the last two years I have taken a different approach and I have started learning to ask the right questions and help people in doing the very same thing. By doing so I have also started helping my friends!
Today I start to realise that when it comes to social media and asking the right questions about our own future - all this is very strongly related and representes in our personal reputation. So for the next few months I will be investigating how on-line reputation affects the way we live our lives, make decisions and ask the right or very bad questions. Join me!