Great Ideas Are Priceless

My good friend, Bob, appears to have a command of a bottomless fountain of nice concepts. At any time when somebody has an issue that they can not seem to clear up, Bob has an answer. He additionally has began, purchased, and bought a number of companies; a few of which rewarded him handsomely.

Have you learnt of somebody like my good friend, Bob?

Most individuals do. You might say issues like, “He has the Midas contact. Every little thing he touches turns into gold.” or “They appear to get pleasure from so many unbelievable journeys collectively… what’s their secret?”

All of it begins with a clean sheet.

At this time’s society has conditioned us to be always on name for a response from a name, message, or e-mail. Once we are always in response mode, we sacrifice our creativity.

What would occur should you turned all of it off for quarter-hour or an hour?

Possibly you’ll have time to assume and write down an thought to unravel one among your issues.

So, why not attempt it! Flip all of your digital units off, take a clean sheet of paper out, and write down one or two concepts.

Earl Nightingale says in his e-book “Transformational Residing” that he retains paper and pen useful in all of the rooms in his home and workplace to jot down down concepts as he thinks of them. ((When he is driving he retains a recorder to dictate his concepts.)) He doesn’t need to overlook any of them.

Nightingale, “There has by no means been a monopoly with regards to getting good concepts, however the quantity of people that will take the uncooked materials of a good suggestion and from it style actuality on the earth is small certainly. And it is also true there may be nothing on this world of much less worth than an thought about which nothing is completed.”

Do you write down your concepts day by day?

Do you’re taking motion on the concepts you might have conceived?

Victor Hugo, “Nothing on this world is so highly effective as an thought whose time has come.”

Do you might have a spot to assume and write down your concepts?

Do you put aside time, every day, to assume and clear up your issues?

Dr. John C. Maxwell, one among my mentors stated, “After I was youthful, my pondering spot was a rock on a hill. Later, I arrange a “pondering chair” in my workplace, which I exploit solely for that function. Nowadays, I additionally do a few of my finest pondering whereas swimming laps within the pool. It does not change the writing time that I nonetheless schedule. (I simply have not discovered a water-proof authorized pad but… ) However an hour of swimming laps forwards and backwards, with its silence and rhythm, provides me simply what I have to deal with one or two particular issues or concepts.”

Dr. Maxwell continues, “Possibly deep pondering and introspection comes extra naturally for you. Even when it does, setting apart devoted time for inventive pondering will assist you to be intentional. Nobody can afford to go about their day by day life ready for the muse to strike. As an alternative, chase after and deal with her, doing so in a approach that works for you.”

Do you might have a particular place to assume and write your concepts down every day?

Do you retain paper and pencil useful or a recorder, the place ever you might be, to jot down down or report an thought earlier than you lose it?

Maybe one among your concepts can clear up an issue that you’ve got!

Do you’re taking motion in your concepts?

Earl Nightingale: “Do you retain a listing of your concepts useful? When was the final time you acted on them? Make it a aim to decide on one thought per week or a month to research, enhance, or act upon. See if there are methods to construct upon the unique concepts you generate.”

Earl Nightingale says, “Flip your issues into initiatives.” His good friend, Parky Parkinson stated, altering the phrase drawback to mission.”

Earl Nightingale’s 4 Easy Steps in Straight Pondering

1) Separate details from opinions and analyze the details.

2) Outline the true drawback and take into account doable options.

3) Safe proof on doable options.

4)Weigh the proof and arrive at a sound conclusion.

“Anytime an individual involves you with an issue you’re feeling you must assist with, say, “Let me take into consideration that. I do not wish to make fast selections on necessary issues.”

How will you seize the necessary concepts working by means of your thoughts every day?

How will you flip your issues into initiatives?

Do you learn books or take programs to get new concepts?

A few years in the past, a younger man determined he wished to find out about inventory investing. He purchased and skim a e-book by Benjamin Graham known as The Clever Investor ..The younger man embraced Graham’s philosophy and system, Mr. Graham turned his mentor, and the younger man signed as much as take lessons from Professor Graham at Columbia College. “He even supplied to work for the professor totally free.”

Benjamin Graham in 1954, employed this younger man to work for him at Graham-Newman, his New York funding agency, for a yearly price of $12,000. (In 2021 {dollars}, $119,131.90 per 12 months.) Graham retired two years later closing his funding agency.

The younger man in 1957, started an funding partnership “with seven relations and buddies who invested $105,000.” ($991,271.86 in 2021 {dollars}). The younger man “investing $100 of his personal cash.” ($966.89 in 2021 {dollars}) Eleven years later in 1968, his funding partnership enterprise was price $104 million ($553 million in 2006 {dollars}).” (From “8 Attributes of Nice Achievers” by Cameron C. Taylor)

This younger man all through his life “continued to use” Graham’s funding methods. His web price at present, September eighth is $103.9 billion. This man’s identify is Warren Buffett. He’s 91 years previous.

“Like most different in a single day successes, it was about twenty years within the making.”

– Sam Walton, Founding father of Wal-Mart

Studying new abilities is a course of to observe with a mentor modeling how one can do it step-by-step. It takes a few years to grasp these processes.

What books do you learn to stimulate your thoughts and provide you with new concepts to attain your objectives?

What mentors, programs, apprenticeships have you ever taken to develop your abilities?


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