by Laura West
Here’s a picture from my latest workshop on Creative Business Planning.
We posted everyone’s intentions up on the wall. I wanted to be clear about what people most need and want.
By far the #1 desire… is to Organize Ideas!
They wanted to stop feeling so scattered, overwhelmed, stuck and frustrated about not getting things done because they have too many good ideas.
Can you relate?
You get an idea which then leads to another. You write it down on a sticky note. Then you hear of another great idea and write it down on a piece of paper. Then there’s your journal full of ideas. And don’t forget the napkin idea you had last week while having coffee with your colleague!
You hit a tipping point where it’s too much to hold in your brain. I call it Brain Clutter.
You need to get it from brain to paper – and paper that’s all in one place… so you can start to organize it.
I prefer to brainstorm using mind maps. It’s a circular way of capturing ideas.
You then overlay your idea mind maps with your vision and priorities and then it’s so much easier to make decisions about where to focus first.
This is what we do in my Creative Business Planning workshop. I help you get all those ideas out of your head and onto mindmaps in categories… Current Marketing Ideas, New Marketing Ideas, Current Products and Services and New Products and Services.
Then I help you know how to select your Focus First areas.
That is exactly what it sounds like. You know exactly what to focus on first when you leave.
You can certainly do this on your own, but I have found that we tend to get in our own way!
You can’t see what’s so obvious to me. So I help you figure that out and get clarity. (That’s why we need coaches!)
And clarity gives you confidence.
And confidence is the fire to get you in action!
So, let’s do this together. Why don’t you join me in Atlanta on Friday, February 2 at an intimate retreat experience where you get to create your business for 2018… with my help!
Here’s all the details: Creative Business Planning LIVE.
Oh, yes, and when you sign up by this Friday – you’ll save $100!!
Cheers to 2018 and your elegant expansion!