One of the biggest challenges I had in getting over the hump with creating (Podcasts, books, etc) is that I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt I needed all of the answers up front before I could put “pen to paper” and create something magical.
I was completely wrong. By hashing your ideas out in real-time you do a few things…
You learn – You start finding ways that you work best, how to structure your time, and when it’s the right time for you to do your best work
You evolve – You find efficiencies in your work. You find areas you can tweak and remove and other areas that need some extra TLC.
You focus – All of the ideas floating around, once in a tangible format, start to become much clearer. You can understand where the gold is and what is clicking versus the stuff that isn’t as relevant right now. It doesn’t mean it won’t be relevant in the future it means you can put a pin in it for now and focus on the most important stuff.
The first step is always the hardest and generally, the first step is not coming up with the idea but actually bringing it into reality.
Beethoven’s 5th symphony started with one note. Starry Night began with one stroke of the brush.
Your idea can’t begin until it comes into reality.
Get it out of your head and start sculpting it. It’ll transform from there.