I spoke in my last ThemeValet update about the necessity of understanding exactly what stage any new business idea is at when deciding whether to push on, change or abandon it.
I’ve been guilty in the past of sometimes getting so excited by so many ideas that I don’t spend long enough with any individual one of them to truly say whether it was a good idea or not.
Time wasted and little learned.
I think this problem is probably also exacerbated by the fact that I can often code and / or execute a lot of web based business ideas very quickly and cheaply. Definitely an advantage to have but also a massive opportunity to waste time.
I don’t want to stop trying different things. I want to launch different ideas (‘you only learn when you launch’).
But if I’m going to keep trying new things and taking on new projects, I want to be crystal clear just how many ideas are officially ‘in progress’ when I do so, so I don’t try to take on too much and end up doing none of them properly.
To combat this then I’ve created a simple Trello board listing and categorising all my business and semi business related projects and ideas.
- forces me to define what ‘stage’ every project / idea is at; and
- gives me a quick overview of all my current commitments / plans.
(Rather than vaguely, kind of, sort of knowing I’m working on several different things at once).
I also decided to made the Trello board public because, why not.
If it helps you at all feel free to copy it (or just don’t take on so many ideas at once in the first place).
Or if you can’t stand not knowing what I’m working on at any given moment, it’s all there.
The link is: