Where will you be when your next great idea hits you? Where will you be when the idea for how to change your business, increase your sales, and recruit your next superstar comes to mind?
Will you record it, or will you be scrambling for a pen while that great idea flies out of your mind and is lost forever?
If you’re anything like most people, your best ideas wind up hitting you when you least expect them and when you’re least prepared for it.
Professional journalists are good role models when it comes to recording ideas. The good ones will always carry around a writing pad and a pen or a pencil to record ideas as they come to them. Today, the pen and pencil may have been replaced by a smart phone, but the concept remains the same.
If you’re a smart contractor and are constantly seeking out ways to increase your success, you should be carrying one around too. If you aren’t carrying around a pen and a pad or a smart phone at all times, it’s time to start a new habit.
How often have your best ideas ended up being scrawled across a napkin or the back of your hand only to be lost when you send your clothes through the wash or take a shower? By preparing for inspiration, you’ll be sure to always capture your best ideas when they come to you. After all, do you want your competitor to act upon your best idea because you simply had no way to record it?