When I talk to people about starting a business one of the really common questions is ‘what do I choose if I don’t know what I would like to do?’
Here’s a conversation from the San Francisco ‘Joy of Business’ class where we talked about this exact thing!
Audience question: “Where I get stuck is that I think I have to know how to do it as soon as I have an idea and I have lots of them every day. Just ask my friends. It is like how will that happen now? Who do I need to call next? What needs to happen next? And I go into conclusion and I learned over this weekend for sure about all my structures, forms and significance so how do you continue to break that up as you are creating? Do you create with other people or is it just you?”
Simone Milasas: “I create with other people all of the time. Gosh we are working on a zillion projects and I don’t even know how many number a zillion is. Gary Douglas (Founder, Access Consciousness®) often talks about if you are an ideas man or an ideas woman, get a book and write all of the ideas down in them and ask “is this for now or the future?”
One of the things I see people doing is coming up with a brilliant idea and they try to put it into action and it doesn’t work today. And it’s like just because it doesn’t work today doesn’t mean it isn’t going to work in the future.
So please don’t kill any of the possibilities or any of your future possibilities of what you can have with business and making money.
Ask “is this in the future?” And ask it “can you show me when you are ready?” Who else do I have to bring into this project?”
Joy of Business has been around for years. I think I did my first class eight years ago and I hated being up here and talking about it because all I could think about was “I’ve got work to do”. I was like “this is annoying, it takes time out of my work” and that’s how I looked at it and then I went “you know what, what if this creates into a business as well?” And it’s like, what if there was no mistakes?
What if there was no wrongness? What if you never stuffed up? What if it was always questions and you were willing to change anything at any time? Anything at anytime? So everything that that is, will you destroy and uncreate it all? Right and wrong, good and bad, POD and POC, all 9, shorts, boys and beyonds.”