The Brainstorming and Planning Phase

Brainstorming and Planning might seem like obviously steps to take when going from idea to launch. Unfortunately, many people skip over these steps because:

  • They’re too anxious and have to start
  • They feel like they’re behind schedule
  • They don’t want to face the fact that they have no idea how they’re going to turn their idea into reality

The reasons why people skip over these steps should clearly reveal just how important they are.

Being anxious or feeling like you’re behind schedule is only going to result in sub-par work.

And not wanting to face the fact that you have no idea how you’re going to turn your idea into reality is simply insane: at this phase, you’re not supposed to know!

That’s exactly why this phase exists: so you can write out the steps you need to take and the milestones you need to hit in order to accomplish your goal.

3 Steps to getting your plan started

There are 3 steps to successfully completing the Brainstorming portion of this phase, and those are:

  1. Writing out what you already know
  2. Doing research
  3. Asking others who have already done what you want to do

 

Once you’ve completed your Brainstorming, it’s time to take the information you’ve gathered and put it into a plan. This means specific steps – in order – with due dates in place.

Be sure to tune into this episode to get details on each of these steps, along with other critical tips for successfully completing the Brainstorming and Planning phase of your journey from idea to launch!

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