Anyone can have an idea. Making the idea actually happen is a whole other challenge.
Thomas Edison once said
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Many people have no problem generating ideas. The problem exists when we try to turn those ideas into a finished product.
A little about me
My genesis as a “Shipper” came in two steps. The first came when I was introduced to 43 Folders and Getting Things Done by David Allen. It was at this point that I learned about project management and the process of organization.
I started this blog centered kind of willy-nilly, without a real focus. The blog grew despite my lack of focus, and also because I made some incredible friendships in the lifestyle blogging space and started the LifeRemix network.
But really, the watershed moment of this blog came when I read LifeRemixer Scott Belsky’s Making Ideas Happen. Scott’s wisdom helped me realize what I was missing, and where I was going wrong: I wasn’t ever finishing. I had countless wonderful ideas, but all seemed to fall by the wayside after I’d get about 50-65% finished with each one.
I had a problem.
So, instead of making large changes, I started small (thanks to perfect advice from Leo) and focused on diligence instead of idea creation.
And everything has changed.
That’s when the purpose of this site became clear:
I was going to help people with the business of creating, and all that goes along with it.
So here we are.