03 Dec What Idea Is Next?
Do you know what a product backlog is? In product management, it is defined as a list of new features, changes to existing features, bug fixes, infrastructure changes or other activities that a team may deliver to achieve a specific outcome.
To ensure the project reaches a good conclusion, if it is not on the product backlog, it does not get done within the defined timeframe.
The same rule should apply to you as an individual – thinking of your passion, packaging your passion or running a successful passion-based business.
If you are like me, your mind probably runs with ideas at a 100 mph. I think of as many ideas as I breathe, but I carefully consider my actions to avoid the bottleneck of inactivity and analysis paralysis.
I am amazed at the number of people I meet on a regular basis who have great ideas but are overwhelmed by which one to start working on first. It could be an overload of talent problem – which I call the clog of the multitalented.
Try to picture this scenario. If five of us try to get through a narrow door all at once, we will get stuck. The best way for all of us to get through the door is to let one person go through first, then the others can follow. The same principle should happen to your ideas.
What do I mean by this?
If you are juggling so many ideas and can’t decide on which one to work on first, my suggestion for you is to create an ideas box in your special way.
You need to decide in your mind that every idea that comes up while you are deep in thought, in the shower, while eating, dancing or brainstorming with a friend will join the queue. You are not going to act on it immediately especially if something is already in the pipeline.
Your ideas box can be a physical box where you write ideas on a piece of paper and drop them in there. Could be a word document, a notebook, or even a product development app or software. As long as it allows you to collate your ideas sequentially, it works for me.
Which one should I choose?
Think of the one product idea that will meet your immediate goals. That goal could increase revenue or influence, confidence-builder, starting a passion-based business, escape from 9-5, bigger market share, introduction to a new market or whatever your goal could be.
Once you can isolate the goal, the next thing is to find the idea that can help you achieve the results you desire. That is what you prioritise and start working on.
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So next time you are overwhelmed with all the ideas in your product bag, think of your goals. Choose the one idea that will help you achieve that goal and keep the others in the idea box.
Be careful, do not let them die in that box, review the content regularly and you will be packaging your passion and developing products and services for many more years to come.
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Cheering you on to greatness.