Have you been trying to come up with a great idea for a booklet but you just can’t seem to think of one? If you have, you’re searching too hard and looking in all the wrong places. The place to start is with yourself and what you already know, and the process of coming up with something great is much easier than you think.
How Great Ideas Happen
Every day you get ideas, but most don’t occur to you because you sat down and thought them up. Most ideas come to you at random when you are free to let your mind wander. This usually happens when you’re doing some menial task, such as washing dishes, taking a shower, shaving, folding laundry, etc. These are the times when our minds tend to wander, and that’s when the ideas happen.
In order to capture those great ideas, you need to be aware of them when they occur. If you’re trying to come up with a great new topic for a booklet, just knowing that you need a new topic is enough. Then, pay attention to your thoughts when your mind is wandering. When you do, you will become aware of great ideas as they come to your mind, and it will happen with no effort on your part. They will just seem to pop right into your head!
Where Great Ideas Come From
So, how do these great ideas get into your mind in the first place? They are a collection of your experiences and what you think about them. Every day you are exposed to new things – new situations, new people, new places, new ideas, etc. And every day you form thoughts about these things. Most of these thoughts are not formed consciously or in a way that you are aware of them.
Your mind stores all these thoughts from your experiences, and when you let your mind wander, some of these thoughts come back to you automatically without you trying to think them up. These thoughts may come back to you in their original form, or they may have changed as they were filtered through your own belief system, or altered by new experiences you have had since the thought first occurred. Many of these thoughts will come to you as ideas during the course of your mind wandering.
How To Have Great Ideas When You Need Them
Once you are aware of the thoughts and ideas coming to you when your mind wanders, you need to be on the lookout for ideas that would make a great booklet. These ideas are there, along with many other ideas, and they’ll come to you when you least expect them. In order to capitalize on these ideas, you must write them down as soon as they occur to you. Otherwise, they’ll be forgotten in a sea of other thoughts and ideas.
Think about this. How many times have you come up with an idea, seemingly out of the blue, and meant to remember it and use it, only to forget it soon after it came to your mind? It happens to all of us all the time. In order to prevent the idea from fading away you must write it down.
The best thing to do is to set aside a special notebook just for your ideas. Each time an idea for a great booklet topic occurs to you, write it in the notebook. Soon you’ll have many pages of great ideas for booklets, and when you want to create a new booklet you will have a wonderful resource with many great ideas to choose from. You can simply open the notebook and go down you list, page by page, and decide which idea you’ll write about.
Other Places To Look For Ideas
As a final thought, ideas that come to your mind are not the only ideas available to you. If you are on the alert for booklet topic ideas, you’ll find them through out your day. They can be sparked by any number of things, including conversations, advertisements, books you read or hear about, and blogs and other online content.
Ideas are everywhere. They are inside you and they are around you. Be on the alert for them, and then when you get a great one write it down. If you do, you’ll find that you never run out of great ideas for booklets!
To your riches!
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