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.
Oh, and if you want to check out some of my current projects, here they are: