What to do with your good ideas
I currently have a few good ones floating around in my mind. And being a pragmatic person, or at least I try to be, I tend to write them down in a notebook of no particular interest. The storage of ideas seems to be secondary to the idea itself, and could be a collection of used envelopes stapled together, providing you don’t lose them.
The storage medium commands a certain level of respect unto itself, and will by association rub off onto the ideas held within. So it is possible that I will hold my excellent ideas in far lower esteem than they deserve as a result of keeping them on scrappy note paper.
There are a few ways to show respect and invest value into the ideas you create:
- Write your ideas in an expensive, high quality, durable and ornate notebook. – This shows the ideas respect.
- Keep your ideas under lock and key, for example in a safe. – This proves the value of the ideas.
- Put approximate dollar values on the ideas. – Again proves the value.
- Don’t share all of them. – Exclusivity.
Do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear what else I can do to keep my ideas safe from erosion.