Kevin Bell

What Are You Doing With Your Ideas??

What are you doing with all of your ideas? No, seriously.

One of my favorite strategies for life, just in general is “LEARN, DO, TEACH.”

It works out great because it’s a beautiful cycle🔄

I’m obsessed with learning, so I end up trying to LEARN 🧠 a ton of things, then DO 🛠️ as much as I can with that new knowledge. Once I figure it out well enough, I TEACH 👨🏻‍🏫 it.

But here’s the great part. As you teach, you learn those things in a totally different and better way. So then it’s all back to the learning part, which is what I love most.

If you’ve read this far, maybe something caught your attention and you might feel the same way I do about learning. And if that’s the case, I see you.🫵🏻

With this in mind, I write about a handful of topics trying my best to pass along some of the things that I’m learning and doing.

Here’s what I’m noticing though, there’s wayyy more people in the LEARN phase than the DO phase. Like MOST everyone.

I get it! I see the attraction. There’s so much to learn that it FEELS like you’re doing something with all that consumption.

But you’re not.

This is a problem greater than I think most realize. This misconception about what “DOING” is, is what’s holding people back from the greatness they are capable of. YOU have million dollar ideas in your head, but until you do something about them, they’re nothing.

Derek Sivers explains this concept of idea vs execution in his idea multiplier article:

“Ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.”

Derek Sivers Article

And then in this table showing the value of an idea as opposed to that of execution.

Kevin Bell

Kevin Bell

So here’s my question:

What do you do with your ideas? How many of them become something you actually pursue? Even for a bit to validate them…

Do they swirl around in your noodle and become “what ifs” and “maybe one days”?

If you’re not doing anything with them, why not and what would help? Steven Pressfield refers to it as “the resistance”. What’s your resistance?

I say all this because I truly believe in the power of a great idea followed by execution to make that idea a reality. Even the SLIGHTEST bit will change your life.

With that, I genuinely want to know, what’s YOUR resistance? What’s stopping you from doing SOMETHING with those ideas?

To get the wheels turning a bit:

Or maybe something else entirely?