Saturday, July 14, 2007

Don't just sit there, grab your million!

I was watching one of my favorite shows the other night. It's called, The Big Idea - Donny Deutsch. Tonight's show centered around something all of us say from time to time and that is "Why didn't I think of that!" I've read from time to time that we should all keep our ideas written down. I think keeping track of your ideas should be your first big idea. I have ideas in my digital recorder I keep in the car. After watching the show, I think I will start an idea journal. These little gems may be just the opportunity I need at some point in time. There is something magical about writing down your ideas.

Have you seen ideas that you considered but never acted on, come to pass and make millions for whom ever? On The Big Idea Website linked above are a few of the example featured on the show. What is funny is how some of them appear so stupid yet it made millions for their authors. It appears that there is a market for almost anything. What I did find inspiring is that all of these folks achieved their success through good hard work and perseverance. There didn't appear to be any cases of money making money.

If you're from Canada like I am, you might be interested in a good blog from Sander Gelsing, on the topic of Canadian patents, trademark and copyright. The blog is called "Now, why didn't I think of that?" It is a great starting point for any ideas you want to start developing. The Big Idea's site has links to resources also.

Many of the very successful ideas featured on the show, stressed taking their brand images very seriously by hiring professional help. I guess it's the old adage - go big or stay home.

What's your Big Idea? Don't just sit there, grab your million!

2 comments:

Marcia Hoeck said...

Ah, so you're addicted to Donny now too, huh? I can't go to bed at 10 anymore, now that I've started watching The Big Idea regularly.

Marcia

Ed Roach said...

He's a pretty passionate guy. I love his range of guests. I wish there was a business channel.

 
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