Crippled CEO Blog #126:
Have you wondered how I come up with the ideas to write this blog every week?
Not at all?
Well… I’m going to go ahead and tell you, anyway.
I have three foolproof techniques that work every time, 75% of the time.
First, I have the idea list. Before I started writing the blog, I brainstormed every idea that I could think of and wrote it into a list. I got about 50 — a year’s worth — of pretty good ideas this way. This got the ball rolling, but the list is actually my back up plan in case the next methods don’t pan out.
Second, I seek out stories that happen in my life with a worthwhile lesson that I can use. Between running a business and being crippled, I have a lot of interesting experiences, so this is a good well to draw from. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or crippled for this to work, though. Most people have at least something of note happen to them each week.
Lastly, I consume a lot of content. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts, I read lots of articles, I watch a metric ton of YouTube videos, and so on, and almost all of it is on the topics I write about in the blog. When I come across an idea that I feel like I can talk about intelligently, or maybe put my own spin on, I steal it. Simple as that. All ideas are inspired by other ideas, and the way I teach it is going to be different from the way that I heard it, and most of you folks would never have learned it from the original source, so I really don’t have any qualms about this. No, I don’t plagiarize. I don’t steal the content verbatim. But I do often teach concepts that I’ve learned from other places. This is a great source of material.
Sometimes, I also do get random ideas during the week, and I try to write those down, but that’s not really a replicable system — it’s just luck.
And that’s it. That is the secret behind writing 126 blog posts. Now you can go forth and do it yourself. Enjoy.
(Do you know who gives me my most creative ideas? Your mom. But they have nothing to do with writing a blog. Your mom also gets a text from me every Sunday with a link to the latest blog post. Send a text to 561-726-1567 with the word CRIP as the message to get a link to the blog as soon as it’s up.)