It’s been just over two weeks since I started this journey and my daily blog posts and I thought that every Sunday I’ll try to do a bit of a summary of the week. What I’ve learnt and what’s to come.
Last year some time I read a post about how we should be spending less time browsing other people’s [creative] work and more time doing the type of work that we find brilliant. One week into my competitor research that post has floated to the top of my mind.
It’s Friday evening and I’m about to go meet an old colleague for a drink. I’m thrilled it’s the weekend. The lie ins, our morning runs, the long breakfasts with the day’s first coffee – that’s something I look forward to all week. But, I’m also really excited about working some more.
Every product and service that we use exist because someone decided they were going to do it. Every company that we work for has started as an idea and then taken a physical form when a decision was made to make it happen.
Yesterday on the train back from Manchester I told my BBC colleague about my commitment to blog every day during 2012 about this. He asked the question I asked myself when I decided to write something every day – Won’t it take away from doing the actual work itself?
Doing the research and populating the deck it’s not a linear process, and I didn’t intend it to be. Even when I’m concentrating on one part I’ll fall over an article, find a nice example, or get an idea, and just as much as my thoughts jump from one to the other, as do I
Yesterday I mentioned that the go ahead for a potential next phase of the idea I’m currently exploring hangs on the outcome of the research I’m working on. Something similar exists already and that is scary for two reasons.