Good Ideas Have a Lonely Childhood
Good ideas also have a lonely puberty, and only sometimes they have a teeming adulthood.
You see it again and again; with music, art of any sort, political and religious movements, Social Media types, celebrities, and the list goes on and on.
Your business and your ideas, is no exception.
When you start out, no one wants to have anything to do with you. You are an unproven non-entity.
When things start to take off, hangers-on, orbital swanks, friends and family you’ve never heard of before, investors, “long time” fans; they all start showing up at your door.
Expect this and don’t be bitter about it.
Why should anyone hitch their ride to your wagon? What’s so special about you?
You have an idea? So does 6.8 billion other people.
All big ideas started out as word of mouth. ~ Hugh MacLeod
You can’t patent an idea. You can’t declare an idea your intellectual property. Did you know that?
The very second your idea hits the streets it belongs to everybody.
If you manage to turn your idea into a viable career or a business, stand back as the termites abandon the woodwork and swarm all over it; often at the cost of killing the idea that brought them there in the first place.
Often these termites look like a big boobed blond, or a fund-manager equivalent.
So whats the big idea Jack?