When to Say No to New Ideas & Opportunities (FS054)
A bunch of ideas. They’re written on index cards and spread all over the table. They’re all yours. Which one (or ones) do you choose?
You don’t want to waste time on a dud idea.
You also don’t want to miss out on a hidden golden goose opportunity.
You also don’t want to choose too many ideas and end up restricting airflow and letting the fires go out.
So which one do you choose? How do you cull down to the most worth while ideas? How do you know when to say no?
That’s what we get into in this episode, including:
- My failed cigar blog project, why it was a great idea and why I quit anyways.
- A simple “policy” tip for negotiations.
- Soft tips and hard costs.
- The “out of the emotions” trick Chase uses
- And, of course, the real answer
Urban Dictionary: how’s your father — “According to Michael Kelly, a writer and historian in New Zealand, “the origin of the expression ‘how’s your father’ can be traced back to Victorian times.”
Where Do Great Ideas Come From? (Hint: Not Where You Think) — “Do your best ideas come from sitting down, focused with a pad of paper, and trying to come up with them? Or do they come spontaneously, when you least expect them to, and then quickly float away before you can capture them?”
Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers — “It’s so funny when I hear people being so protective of ideas. (People who want me to sign an NDA to tell me the simplest idea.)”
My website mockups for Cigar Apprentice — This was the site I designed for Cigar Apprentice. All of the cigar, none of the tommy bahama 🙂
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama — “President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.”
Chris Johnson Founder’s Story — Masterclass In Sales — “Sales is simply being intelligent enough to be in the right place at the right time.” A great conversation about turning pro in any sales role. Sensational.
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