My Thoughts About Ideas, Gershon Kwamigah Shares

 

My thoughts about ideas, Gershon Kwamigah shares.

Gershon Kwamigah, Founder and Lead join in a conversation to share his thoughts about ideas.

 

And here he writes…

My name is Gershon Kwamigah, am the lead of Xenos Media, I also play other roles in different organizations and initiatives and a blogger as well.

 

Gershon Kwamigah, Founder and Lead.

 

Ideas are thoughts or suggestions as to a possible course of action. Ideas can also be termed as an intention or something you thinks of.

In relating ideas to business, it is a concept that can be used for financial gain that is usually centered on a product or service that can be offered for money. Or a base of the pyramid when it comes to the business as a whole. Ideas relating to business should be Innovative, Unique, Problem Solving and Profitable.

One could have an idea to be a marketer, a fashion designer, a community development advocate, an accountant, an oil expert etc. all depends on what you think of.

Ideas or Business ideas in general could be drawn from inspiration from nature, needs of people, profession, research, passion and talent, experiences or just being creative etc. basically, anything even from emotions.

– A quick question: What do you do when you get an idea of anything?

– For me, I start to imagine the result or purpose it will serve and out of that, I start thinking of ways to develop and achieve it.

 

Ideas are usually not straight forward, you need to develop them and outline the ways to achieve the goal or result or purpose the idea is to serve. Success of every idea is achieved from how you develop and use it. You can get the whole development process wrong hence wasting it.

 

Why the idea? And what does it do?

People, even me, sometimes get into a dilemma when an idea drops into our head, we keep asking why this idea, how do I achieve it, am I the only one having this idea etc.

Ideas are just like why you were born. God created humans to represent him on earth, ideas are God’s plan for our future. God deposits ideas into our minds so we can leverage on it to prepare the future we desire.

Ideas are what we think of, which describes us whether positive or negative. Everything on earth even before God created the universe, he had the idea before he started commanding things, so this means Ideas are what describe who we are, who we want to be, who we will be and who we can’t be and how the world is and has to be.

Ideas can be developed but the result will be not be achieved. It takes time to achieve the result of an idea.

The development process is like cooking whiles the achieving process is like applying the developed efforts (they are different). Same as you can learn but will not pass an exams, such is developing an idea. Learning doesn’t guarantee you to pass an exams but understanding and applying what you’ve learnt will aid you achieve your result. (The development process can also be similar to the achievement process though)

 

How do one achieve his or her idea?

You could achieve your ideas by

  1. Not looking down onto oneself. Every idea is achievable provided you grow to understand and develop it. Although there might be some sort of doubt but the ultimate thing is to believe in yourself to achieving the idea whether big or small.
  2. Setting your own goals. || People usually have this belief which am sure is true that “the one who manufactures a particular virus is the same person who manufactures the anti-virus” || which means, should you have an ideas of something, you should be the same person to set the goals to achieving it. You had the idea and knows how the result looks like hence you should be the one to set the goals to achieving it although you can ask for advice from other people but the idea holds you to account for its success.
  3. Read or make research. The whole world is battling the covid-19 pandemic and scientist are making lots of research to finding a solution to the virus. It takes reading much about the virus, how it develops and work to understand much about it. When you have an idea about something, you could read books relating to it, ask around, make a few inquiries, or talk to seniors within the industry or field to understand it better so you can have a clear vision of how to achieve it.
  4. Aim high, but start low. We all if not all of us but majority wants to be successful in life but I bet you we all don’t achieve it within a blink of an eye, but we go through lots of process. In achieving your idea, you need to set high aims but start on the low, experience and learn things concerning the idea and you will be able to achieve the ultimate result by knowing the pros and cons of such ideas.
  5. Know what you want. Be clear on the idea, don’t just go for anything even if people use it and it works. Understand your idea better and know what will work for you to achieve the ultimate result.
  6. Take a break to analyze. I earlier said, ideas are not straight forward hence you have to go through lots of process to achieve the ultimate result. Ideas are like school, you move from basic one to basic two through to the senior stage and each level is assessed. Measure your performance to see whether you are achieving something, if yes, dwell on the positives and keep pushing but if no, re-sit and start over again.

 

How do one develop his or her ideas?

  1. Ideas regarding a profession will be best developed when you take up internships. After school, when I decided to go by my passion for organizing events, I decided to join a friend who was already organizing events for big companies like Mondelez International Cocoa Life, Infinix, and Citi FM etc. I already had a little experience organizing music shows so it wasn’t new to me but I still needed to develop my idea so I joined his company to produce events and he even handed some major events to me to fully produce which I was able to perfectly carry out (If I should praise myself). Business ideas and ideas in general can be develop when you take up internship opportunities to learn more about the idea and what you can do to achieve the result.
  2. Research on the idea. God bless the internet. Ask Siri or Google about your idea or you can read books around the idea…
  3. Ask for expert advice. The best way to find solutions to things is asking question. Ask people in the same industry of the idea, this will help you know the pros and cons involved
  4. 2 & 3 are similar to achieving the idea.
  5. Set time to involve your brain. Value you quiet times (what I call my cold room) where I stay somewhere alone then brainstorm on my ideas, business, work or task, involve in imagination, think about life or read a book or even fantasize about things) this could be done where you have less distraction like the bathroom, toilet, secret room, car, garage or on top of a tree if you’re the village type etc.
  6. Take up challenges. When you’re are able to stand tough challenges, you gather experiences to handle everything or anything and am sure you will be able to handle the pressure of your ideas
  7. Have an open mind. Allow your ideas to lead you to other new ideas. Achieving an idea could be aided by another new ideas.
  8. Write things down. When an idea comes in mind, you need to keep record of whatever is within. A philosopher once said you are on the safer side by writing or jotting things down rather than keeping them in your mind, you might forget at any time.
  9. Set priorities. I believe and I guess you also believe with me that, we receive lots of ideas within a day. Not all ideas are meant to be achieved or to even think of. You need to set priorities on the kind of ideas you want to work with. Ideas don’t come by yourself, it by nature but the end result will have to be done by yourself.
  10. Be flexible. Be cool to adjust yourself. (Accept point 7) Some ideas will require attitudinal change or change in anything, be flexible to adjust to it. I.e. should you be an introvert, am sure some ideas will require you to be proactive, freely outspoken etc., you need to adjust yourself to fit in there.
  11. Don’t be carried away or get too excited. When imagining and fantasying the result of your ideas, trust me you sometimes get carried away and feel the result will just be achieved in two or three days and if you aren’t mentally strong to overcome, you might give up, should the process of achieving it be tough.

 

What do you do after you achieve your ideas?

  1. Don’t be aggressive when you accumulate riches from your ideas
  2. Share your idea “experience” to inspire others
  3. Always renew or validate your ideas. I.e. When Mark Zuckerberg had the idea to develop the Facebook app, am sure he went through lots of process to achieving it. Now the whole world is enjoying FB and am sure you also get a notification to update your app right? Yes, Zuck is still and keeps developing his idea so you also should keep updating, renewing and validating your ideas so you keep achieving else you will only be a onetime achiever.

Few add up

  1. Take up ideas that relates to things that makes you happy
  2. Take up ideas that relates to things that inspire you
  3. Take up ideas that relates to things you have interest in
  4. Pray (Talk to God) over all your ideas
  5. Don’t be quick to tell people about your ideas
  6. Be humble but firm should you have difficulties in the process of developing your ideas
  7. Business consultants don’t give ideas, they help you develop and achieve it.
  8. Business ideas are not for jokers but real hustlers
  9. Be positive with ideas
  10. Millions of opportunities await your ideas
  11. You’re the best!

 

Call me Gershon Kwamigah, Mr Gershon for short, Am on the flip side for personal conversations!

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