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At what point did you decide to commit to a single idea?

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TJO

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the unscripted life and trying to overcome my introversion by plugging into this forum and wanted to know what made you decide to execute a single idea. I've been brainstorming for a few weeks and listening for opportunities to create value for others and I'm throwing them on my whiteboard and I am finding myself hopping from one to trying to find out which one I can pursue through the CENTS framework.

What made you decide one single idea while ignoring all the other ones. Also how long was this process for you?
Did you have one great idea straight out the gate and went for it, or was it a more of a process where you narrowed it down from many to one?
What was the moment where you decided to completely commit and execute a single idea?

Look forward to hearing you experience, much appreciated.
 

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Once people in the market started reciprocating and responding to what my intentions were.

I was driving in one direction and the signs started pointing me in another, and here I am.
 

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Hi TJO, below is how I look at why we should go with one single idea: How many Olympics gold medal would Michael Phelps would've won had he also been involved in volleyball, rowing, soccer, long jump, etc etc. I believe probably none. I hope you'd agree with this analogy of mine. When it comes to choosing one from the list, I've picked the one based on the type of change I'd want to see in the world. I am not trying to change the world though. Hope you find something out of this.
 

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This process feels tough. A narrow focus can be good but it can also feel limiting. You really need to look at the market, your strengths, future forecasts, etc.

I personally feel that focus is critical. Developing skills and knowledge of a product and process, becoming an expert, will help accelerate you in your direction.

 

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Thanks this some helpful insight. I think my eagerness to execute is limiting at this stage. Ile focus on what the market needs and keep exploring opportunities while increasing my skill set. Ile check out that one trick pony thread, thanks for the link
 

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When I realized that doing otherwise was the business equivalent of "f*ckarounditis."
 

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