I have an excellent idea for a product I can easily and quickly create, sell and earn from. Really… It’s tailored for me 🙂 Let me share something with you.
When you are being taught about product creation, what do they usually tell you? Mostly they tell you you can do one of two things: either create a product of your own, from scratch or get a ready made product and make it “your own” by modifying and improving it. Right?
Well, I like to use a third method which I like to call “product integration”. What does it mean? Simply put it means taking ready made elements and combining them together in such a way they will make a new, fully formed and whole, new entity.
I’ve used this method successfully in the past, several times, and created products that people really loved. In the last few days I was trying to get a new “integrated” product on it’s way. But I’m kind of stuck 🙁
I have everything I need for this project:
- I have a mental image of what it should look like.
- I have all (or most) of the components I need.
- What I don’t have, I know where I can get it (and it’s cheap, too).
Still – I’m unable to get it passed the first stage on integration. Somehow it does not feel “right”… The pieces do not fall into place like they should…
Do you know what I’m talking about? Have you experienced this kind of blockage?
What do you do when this happens to you?
Let me share with you what I do and you can add your thoughts in the comments below.
My first reaction to getting stuck is simply trying it again. Maybe using a different combination (trying to fit the pieces together in a different way) but still striving to the same end result. Makes sense, right?
Sometimes this simply does not work and I need to do a “hard reset” (Ever had a Nokia smart phone? If you did then you probably know what I mean 🙂 ). What I mean is, take a step back and examine the whole plan again. If the plan still looks solid to me, I take a second look at my goals and force my mind to focus on the steps that will get me there in the fastest, easiest way. Once my subconscious mind get a clear vision of the goal, it will take the necessary steps to get me there 🙂
Another major roadblock for me is the fact I’m a perfectionist. I just can’t get myself to cut corners and produce something I’m not totally happy with. When that causes me to get stuck, I start thinking about the people who are going to consider my product and try to see it through their eyes. If it will makes good sense for them I put my hesitations aside and regain focus of the goal.
Why am I telling you all this? The last 2-3 days where very frustrating for me. I had an excellent idea, I already have all the components I need, I even told some people about my plans (nothing like being accountable to motivate you, right?) but I was not able to get this thing going.
So today I’m doing my “hard reset”. Wish me luck 🙂