The Party Planning was going nowhere.
In sheer exasperation the hostess yelled:
“I don’t need your help, your money, or your advice.
Just give me an IDEA!!”
Smiling, you handed her your Birthday Idea Generator. The tears of joy were instant.
A Birthday Idea Generator…what an idea.
An idea on its own will not guarantee you a cool birthday. We find people simply think that the idea will solve all their headaches. Or that the idea comes with a how to manual, unlimited budget and an army of workers at your command! Some do, it’s true. They usually cost a bomb and take months to get together. Is that you? Read on it will be of use. If it’s not you, then READ ON WITH EXTREME INTEREST.
“Where did you get that idea from??”
It’s a great question! The answer is equally great,
maybe a touch cheeky.
I farm them.
Seriously. And by the time you have read this article
you will be farming as well. Got your plough ready? Giddy-up!
In no order I think the following 10 methods of Farming
Ideas work the best. I do this every week, so that when it’s time I’m ready.
Create an Idea Finder
This could be a ring folder, a journal, a blog or a brain dump page on a web
site. The more 3D it is I find the better it is to show others and scratch
additional info on. You can scribble, glue cut-outs, sketch, alter ads in
papers, play with words, brainstorm gift ideas…and on and on. Whatever you
need to help you remember that spark!. My favorite way is to have an artists
sketch book 120pages, thick paper, spiral bound, $5. Every thought, idea,
cartoon, concept, whatever!, goes in it. I’ll chew threw about 6 per year!
Personalize it and make it part of your daily life.
They are everywhere and the pages are full of ads or content done — usually —
by professionals who get paid huge money to do this. Surf off their creativity
and ability to put their ideas in graphic or text. Think about when you are
killing time at the doctors waiting for an appointment, or at the mall in the
food court. Down time is a goldmine!
Yep, you heard me correctly. Before it gets binned, scan it, consider it and
file it. Total time: a minute or two tops! And you’ll get faster as your
birthday idea generator brain recognizes what’s valuable.
Look in the mirror!
How easy. Right there in your bathroom. You are full of experiences. Look at you
and look around you. Your hopes, dreams, aspirations. You are SO MUCH MORE THAN
WHAT LOOKS BACK AT YOU IN THE MIRROR. Visits your internal world for priceless
Movies, Books, TV, Anything..
Imagine this.. the re-creation of a scene from a Jeffery Archer (UK) novel : two
champion snooker players play-off for a $50,000 dollar prize necklace. True
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