Overcome Procrastination – Harness The BIG Idea!

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This week I’ve been hot on the trail of creating #TopSecretProject (soon to be revealed!!) with two colleagues who share some common frustrations around networking, workshops and business! It’s been fascinating seeing just how much action is being taken since we came up with the ‘BIG Idea’ in just 3 hours on Tuesday!

Do you find you take way more action when you have a big, inspiring idea that you want to create? When was the last time you chose to follow your instincts and create an awesome idea that really had your attention?

As small business owners, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the daily doo-doo, procrastinating on all the stuff we ‘should do’, rather than asking:

What would be a game-changer here?
What would boost my business beyond what I can imagine?
What would give my clients massive results?
What one strategy could move my business into the stratosphere?

Instead we play small. Get stuck in doing the little things that make us feel like we are moving forward, but which are so slow and so incremental that nothing amazing ever really shows up! Is this enough for you and your business? Do you really want to creep slowly forward or would you be willing to leap tall buildings with a single step?

So, what would it take to implement a BIG Idea in your business today?
1. Gather a small team of people who are willing to have massive change show up with ease.
2. Discuss the resources, talents and abilities available, the common challenges and what you’d like to see instead.
3. Come up with a BIG Idea that has the capacity to be a game-changer for your business and your customers.
4. Take massive action very quickly. What can you get ready within a week? How soon can you launch?
5. Ensure you create a support plan for leveraging the game-changer over the long term. Know why you are instituting your BIG Idea, what you hope to achieve and what happens after the launch.

If you are tired of being the only motivating force in your business, play with a different model! Find people with similar values who are willing to contribute to the possibilities of a BIG Idea. And act quickly. Work out if the idea has legs and start running!!

You can do this with an internal team or as a strategic alliance. I am working with two other business people whose values match mine. We are geographically dispersed but have kept the momentum going daily via Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Dropbox (great for file-sharing!).

Share your experiences below in the comments section… have you ever used a BIG Idea to get yourself moving? Would you like to but something is stopping you? What support do you need to give your business a boom?

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