How do you do it? Take an idea and turn it into a business?
Like many serial entrepreneurs, I have been doing this most of my life.
Every time I have a new idea I turn it into a visual image almost immediately and paste it on my bedroom mirror – or somewhere where I see it often throughout the day. Its repetitive image, before long, becomes my springboard to making it a reality.
My “new idea” is the first image I see when I wake in the morning and the last image I see when I go to sleep at night.
It is a simple trick.. but it works!!
Visualization is the key to my success. Taking your idea and propelling it forward into the future needs constant nurturing however.
A neglected vision simply dissipates if your attention is removed from it.
Take your idea and create an image that best depicts your idea’s personality, features, design, colors, shape etc. – your first image can be simple and undeveloped.
It is also imperative that you know where your idea’s final resting place will be…For example; your own website, 30,000 retail shelves, eRetailer websites, bookshelves and so on.
If your idea is starting a new business… create a visual of what your new business represents - It could be your home page of your new website.
If your idea is a new book – create a visual of your front cover (it will change, of course, when your publisher takes over) and go into a bookstore and imagine your new book sitting on the shelf..
If your idea is a new product, visit a store and imagine your product sitting on the shelf. Add this to your visual.
As your “idea” begins to take form – keep updating your visual. Before long you visual will have become a reality.
Read more about how to take you idea and how to create your visual. A simple step by step guide takes you though all stages of product and brand development, licensing, manufacturing, hiring your reps, marketing, trade shows.. and much more.. in “The Caboodles Blueprint”
Causes Leonie Mateer Supports
St Judes Children's Research Foundation
Conservation international Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation