We’re excited to say – we’ve released a new episode of the Measurement Doctor Podcast, hosted by yours truly – George Gill.
And it’s live & waiting for you right now 🙂
What’s in-store for you:
In this episode we’ll be discussing a very interesting topic – one that I believe many of us as Business Owners & Entrepreneurs run into far too often: “How to Effectively Put Ideas into Action.”
We’ll dive in and look at how we can turn our theories and ideas into Actions, using strategies and procedures that work.
In short: we’ll focus on how we can “measure” our actionable ideas. As you know, measurement is key in order to avoid those undue risks to ensure that we achieve actual and valuable results—both in our businesses and in our personal lives.
Highlights & Takeaways:
- Understand the main reasons why some great ideas never come to fruition.
- What are the top reasons why we should not immediately jump when an idea comes along—and why we should try to exercise a bit of control in this arena.
- How to “measure” and evaluate ideas—in order to determine if they really can bring us the results that we are looking for.
- Why it is important to relate our ideas with our short-term and long-term goals, as well as our personal and professional priorities.
- How to determine if an idea deserves to be put into action now, put on the back burner or held in “reserve” for future use – or scrapped completely.
- Why it’s vital that we use an action strategy to implement our ideas.
- Using tools and resources for putting ideas into action—like mind mapping and project management systems.
- Always take note of TMR (Time, Money, Resources) before actioning an idea.
- Discover the 2 “extremes” to avoid when it comes to putting ideas into action.
- Turning ideas into actual tools that we can use to make our businesses even better.
The Examination Room
In the Examination Room, we’ll be discussing a quote from Oscar Wilde—a renowned Irish poet, writer and playwright—which states:
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
In my opinion, what he’s telling us is that our actionable ideas should test us, pushing us out of our comfort zones and beyond our safe limits (limits we’ve imposed upon ourselves). Our ideas shouldn’t be stifled because they are risky, and they shouldn’t always be safe either, or we will not grow!
Because if we are too complacent and comfortable, then we are not growing anymore. We need to face more difficult challenges in order to become better—and by putting our daring ideas into action is a great way of making that possible. Of course, we need to have a plan of action and undertake the proper steps—and “measure”—in order to fully benefit.
In this episode you’ll also learn:
The “5-Step Process” of converting good ideas into action…
Step 1: Evaluate Your Idea
How does your idea fit with your goals and priorities? Can it really help you become successful?
Step 2: Measure the Value of Your Idea
How much TMR (Time, Money and Resources) will your idea require? What specific outcome are you expecting from it? Note: if you’re having second thoughts in this stage of the process, you might want to put your idea on hold and re-evaluate.
Step 3: Implement an Action Strategy
Be realistic with your goals and plans. Use the proper strategies and tools to ensure results. Remember to evaluate in various levels (from top to bottom), in order to maximize potential benefits and to avoid unnecessary risks.
Step 4: Sleep On It
If your idea is really that good, then give yourself reasonable time to think about it. Sleep on it. If your idea is really that good—then it will still be good tomorrow. Take this time to review your notes, as well as your priorities and goals. In other words: take this time to “measure” if your idea is really as good as you think it is.
Step 5: Take Action
After doing your due diligence and taking all the necessary precautions, assessment, research and work—it’s now time to make your move. Put your idea into action, and use it to be the success you ought to be.
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