Write that book.
Start that movement.
Compose that music.
Design that look.
Make that move.
Develop that app.
Pen that poem.
Dance that dance.
Quit stalling. The clock is ticking. You may delay, but time will not.
Today, a great idea is worth more to you than at any time in recorded history.
Why? Because you no longer need lots of money or anyone’s permission, for your idea to become massively successful!
Thanks to the Internet, the financial cost of sharing an idea is close to zero. If your idea is useful enough it can spread and reach hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The key is to have an idea worth sharing, which a section of the population will want to know about and talk about.
Your idea can be a book, a product, a start-up business, a music track or anything else. Gone are the days when you needed a publisher, recording contract or a huge pre-launch advertising budget. Today, you just need to create a compelling idea. Previously, you needed an editor, producer or media owner etc, to believe in you and back you. Your idea needed their permission, in order to fly.
That barrier is not there any more.
You don’t need to be well-connected, when you have an idea that’s spreading like crazy. With that kind of momentum, you not only attract people who want to share your idea, you also attract the attention of people who want to get involved and give you their backing.
The rewards for developing your creative thinking skills have never been greater. Right now, there are hundreds of millions of people, eagerly waiting for you to give them something, which is worth sharing and talking about.
Make your product, service, company or blog etc, worth sharing and that’s exactly what people will do: Share it!
The vast majority of your competitors don’t get it.
They waste their time with average ideas that people show little interest in. They want the short cut, the dummies guide, the trick. They wonder why few new people read their work, share their ideas or talk about them… and assume it must be some tactic they are missing. They remain blind to the fact that it’s their idea that’s broken.
This site is for people like you, who are smarter than that.
So, do great work. Tell your friends. Put it where people can see it. Make it easy to share. Then, watch what happens.
Here are 4 quick writing tips, which have helped me massively over the years. I hope you find them useful.
Now, go and write something!
I wrote recently about how tablets and mobile phones were far more than mere consumption devices. Today, I’d like to share an example of exactly what I mean.
One of the things I have always loved about writing on paper with a pen or pencil, is the tactile connection between the page and my hand. Writing via a keyboard has always felt like there was too much distance between me [my fingers], which were on the keyboard, and the page, which was on the screen of my computer.
It seemed somehow disconnected. This wasn’t much of an issue, until I needed to write something creative. Then, I’d always need to start by fleshing the ideas out on paper first. I’d only use my MacBook after the creative element of the composition was in place.
I decided to see how it felt, literally, writing with a tablet device, where my fingers connect directly with the screen. I immediately noticed that I felt closer to the words… not just in a literal sense, but closer mentally.
If you own a tablet device, give it a try. Whilst nothing is quite like using a nice pen or a freshly sharpened pencil, a large screen tablet device provides another tool for your creative arsenal. The creative experience is certainly different enough from using a traditional keyboard, for it to change your creative state.
That’s worth remembering, the next time you’re struggling for inspiration at your keyboard.
Mobile phones and tablets tend to be regarded as consumption devices.
This is factually incorrect. Seth Godin has it wrong.
It’s the device’s owner who decides whether to use the technology to create or to consume. And when they consume, it’s their choice what they choose to feed their mind with.
[Note: Most of the updates on this site were written and researched using mobile devices.]