is my idea worth pursuing

If you are anything like me, you have a LOT of Great ideas! They flow in while you walk the dog, take your shower, and drive to the grocery store.

How do we know which of these ideas are worth pursuing and which of these ideas will be a distraction from what really matters?

Tune in as I share my process for choosing the best ideas and moving them forward without feeling overwhelmed.

Because I’m what you might call an ideas person, this happens to me at least once a day. I have fully formed ideas delivered to me out of nowhere on the regular. 

My previous tendency was to say YES to every idea, spread myself super thin, and then find myself curled up on the bathroom floor weeping from exhaustion. That wasn’t awesome.

Clearly, I needed a better process to help me decide whether a great idea is truly great, or whether it’s just ok, or maybe even a terrible idea disguising itself as a flash of genius.

Over the course of the last seven years of being a solopreneur with a bias towards yes and coaching other over-giving expert entrepreneurs, I’ve found something that works.

Sometimes I hear people complain that they had a Great idea and then they see it on SharkTank and lament that someone else “got to it first.”

But if I ask them “What have they done to move that idea forward?” I usually learn that that’s it…they had the idea.

Listen, Great ideas are GREAT because you can’t pursue an idea you don’t have. But, the real magic happens when you dig into it.

Pitch it, make meetings, create a prototype, or write a draft!

Great Work happens in these moments. 

Join me as I discuss:

·   Why you must kill your idea before you allow it to live

·   How to choose from among all your great ideas

·   Why you can’t finish anything you start (it’s not what you think)

·   How to avoid feeling like you work, and work, and work, but get nowhere

will my idea even work

About the author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist and business coach who helps accidental entrepreneurs get more clients and have a bigger impact. She is the author of Great Work, the host of the Unleashing Your Great Work podcast, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.