All you need is an idea and your life will never remain the same. – Oladapo Omotosho.
Recently someone asked, ‘what do you do when you have an idea?’. Before I dive in to the steps I know would help, let me quickly throw my net on all my readers so that no one feels left out.
Malachi 3:10 (KJV), Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
I did a research on the greatest men that ever lived and I discovered that one idea changed/transformed their lives. It’s such that when I call these names you can associate their names to their ideas e.g Bill Gates; Microsoft, Dangote Consumer Goods, Chinua Achebe; Storytelling etc.
God had given, is giving, will give you just an idea that would set you out. It could be for start-up, or to develop a business, at work, home, church, etc but God keeps showing some of the heavenly secrets to us His children for us to do exploits. If you don’t have an idea yet . . . Seek HIM. Just as Jacob prayed in a strange land while working for Laban, and gave him genetic cloning tips long before modern day technology (Genesis 30:37-43). If you already have an idea, let’s get working.
Since we now know that everyone has the same thing in his hand, the big question is what do I do with it or how do I bring it to light. The following are a break-down of the ACT PHASE in THINK ACT CHANGE tailored to idea implementation.
- DO IT ON PAPER (write it down): It may look crazy, be unheard of or just scary ‘cause it looks bigger than you, but still trap the idea down on paper. The faintest pen is sharper and better than the strongest memory. Please don’t write it on a sheet of paper, not on a random note but write it in a very special place. Make another copy and place it on the wall to be seen before you sleep and when you wake up. [Watch out for my article on The Vision – Board coming up soon] also put a copy in your purse or wallet. This step is often pushed aside but cannot be over emphasized.
- DO DUE DILLIGENCE: Now you need to do an extensive research as though you were writing your BSC/MSC/PHD thesis. Learn everything under heaven that can be learned about the idea. I’m not saying become a professional on the idea. I’m saying gather all the start-up information that is needed if it concerns money, know the secret of the trade, discover who did it before, or is it a novel idea, thank God for Google, half the work has already been done and while doing this research seek desperately for a mentor. A mentor will shorten your learning curve by many years and possibly allow you do some practicals. Learning cannot be overemphasized.
DO IT ON PAPER
DO DUE DILLIGENCE
3. DO IT: This is the most important. Guys, you can avoid or stop steps 1 & 2 to 3 but without this step, kiss your idea goodbye. Don’t wait until all conditions are perfect – such thing doesn’t exist. Throw yourself in and get busy, this is learning on the job. Sometimes people get stuck on stage 2, fooling themselves that they can learn all – the best learning is while doing. Start on a small scale, or medium scale if you have the guts but start all the same. You will be scared, you will have a million things to consider but start all the same. Put to action the things you wrote down and eventually when you study your mistakes and weather through the storms of challenges you are bound to hit the mark.
I wish you all the best, I’m open to chat more, feel free to leave a comment and please share the link if you find this helpful.
Oladapo Omotosho is a trained public health specialist, public speaker and wealth generation consultant. He believes in people pushing the limits around them. He runs the Think Act Change (TAC) campaign which is focused on helping people get the best out of life. He currently has 3 years public speaking experience, a close relationship with God and is working on a project to impact 1000 lives directly before 2020.