Capture Your Best Ideas
Have you noticed that you often get your best ideas in the
shower or while doing some mundane task on autopilot?
And have you also noticed that if you don't make a note of them right away, you
often can't remember them later, no matter how hard you try?
There are three techniques we use that work really well for capturing those
ideas before they're lost forever.
- Write It Down
Buy a pack of small notebooks, either the 3x5 tear-off pads that come in a
pack of 5 or 6, or small spiral-bound notebooks. Keep them handy.
Whenever a great idea pops into your head, stop what you're doing as
quickly as possible, grab the notebook and jot it down. Be sure to write
enough detail to really jog your memory. How many times have you come
across a note with some cryptic phrase scribbled in your handwriting, and
you have no clue as to what it means?
- Use A Digital Recorder
There are all kinds of digital recorders on the market that are perfect for
capturing thoughts and ideas. If you don't own one already, take some time
to research what's available to find the right model for you. Carry it with
you or keep it nearby. Dictating can be far more efficient than writing
notes, as long as you don't record material and then forget about it
because you don't have a hard copy to jog your memory.
- Record On Your Mobile Phone
Download a recorder app for your mobile phone. This will be the easiest
method for most people.
The means that you choose will determine how easily you can use it in a public
setting. In any case, when you're waiting in a lobby or in a line at a bank or
supermarket, you can use this downtime to play with a few ideas or work on your
wealth creation plan. You'll never feel forced to 'waste' time again.