Hey! Did someone just steal your home business idea?
Have you ever had a really great idea and then later saw someone else putting your idea into action? That’s gotta suck! Even more perplexing is when you never told anyone about the idea, yet somehow, someone else discovered it and acted on it before you did.
Maybe you had an idea for an amazing product that would make all your financial dreams come true. Or maybe you came up with a great home business model that would have had reps flocking to your doorstep. But now someone else is raking in the dough.
It’s a horrible feeling to see someone else profiting from an idea you had. Trust me, I know, I’ve been there! However, don’t let it discourage you into throwing in your entrepreneur hat.
Did someone just steal your home business idea? Here are three ways to turn the situation in your favor:
1) Vow to take action. The worst thing about seeing someone else put your idea into action is knowing that you could have done so too, if only you’d been more proactive.
While it’s impossible to act on every single idea you have, you can make a stronger effort to take even small actions on the really good ideas. Remember that small actions done consistently add up to great results.
2) Take a different angle. Even if someone put your idea into action, they probably didn’t do it exactly the way you would have. Give some thought to different angles you could take on the same idea. This works especially well with informational products, because there are so many facets to each topic. Open your mind and get creative about opposing views and unique perspectives you can use to turn your idea around and make it your own.
3) Make it bigger and better. Think about ways to build on your original idea and expand it. Think about great sequels to best-selling ebooks (or even print books, for that matter). Think about improvements and modifications that could refine the idea and take it to a whole new level. Whatever you do, don’t limit yourself. Push past your doubts and be willing to aim higher in your goals.
The truth is, there are limitless numbers of ideas just floating around out there, waiting to be realized.
Create a detailed plan for the ideas you want to work on first, so you won’t feel overwhelmed or confused by how to proceed. A good way to do this is by considering the outcome you’re trying to achieve, and then working backwards. Make a list of these steps, and put them in a logical order of progression. You’ll then have a detailed road map leading to your success.
Finally, and most importantly, begin taking action! Even if you can only spare 15 minutes a day. You will feel more productive on the tasks you’ve set for yourself. Simply focus on taking it one step at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be the one sucking up all the glory, while someone else slaps their forehead and says, “Hey, that was MY idea!”
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