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The First 5 Steps to Making Your Idea a Reality

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

-Scott Belsky

Whether you’re building your first business, developing a new sales/marketing strategy, launching a social media campaign, or if you have a big idea that you want to bring to your boss, keep the quote above in mind from Scott Belsky. His quote is a perfect outline for making any idea come to life.

Step 1: Have an idea

Step 2: Make that idea happen

Whether you’re a business professional or someone looking to generate positive change in your organization, you can make your idea come to life by taking clear and manageable steps. Here, we outlined 5 steps that you can take to make your idea happen right now:

  1. Create, define, and outline your idea
  2. Ask and answer: What purpose does my idea serve?
  3. Define steps and time frames for implementing your idea
  4. Imagine all outcomes, both positive and negative
  5. Give yourself time to allow your idea to mature before presenting

If you’re stuck, these 5 steps will lay a foundation upon which you can build your idea, anticipate outcomes, and determine if it serves a need in your company, market, or industry. Your idea may be the lever that unleashes new sales revenue; unprecedented efficiency; a positive culture; or simply a happier you. No idea is too big or too small for action to be taken.

What are your ideas? What are the steps you’re taking to make those ideas happen? Sometimes making an idea happen starts with getting it down on paper, or hashing it out with someone. Drop us a comment below. We’d love to hear about your ideas, and discuss them with you!