You've heard it before. The best way to have a great idea is to have a lot of bad ones. Listed among nine other recommendations in an article on the "10 Commandments of Being Your Own Boss" at Forbes, Brian Rashid wants you to know it takes practice.
9. Exercise your idea muscle. I talk about this all the time. Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. You have heard this I am sure. But it is true. My life has changed, completely every six to nine months (for the past 10 years) because of this. Every day, write down 10 ideas. I do this every day. Even if the ideas are bad (many of mine are bad and that is OK), you are building your muscle up. If you can come up with ideas, your business will always grow. You will be an asset to others. The ideas can be about anything. I just jotted down 10 books to write that I think my dad would enjoy reading. He loves sports, so one book I thought would be fun was the 10 most magical locker room moments in the history of football or who has the baseballs of the most important hits in the history of the game. It can be anything. Just start flexing. Every day.
Have a great weekend. I hope to see you at the IdeaFestival!