Capturing Inspirational Ideas!

Don’t Let it Get Away

How many times have you woken up at night with a solution to a problem you’ve been dealing with? Or you’re driving down the highway and a great idea “popped” into your head? How often have you been rinsing the shampoo out of your hair in the shower, and had an epiphany?

When we try to remember these ideas later, we just can’t get recall them with the same clarity or at all. And man oh man, is this frustrating.

Here are some simple solutions to capturing these ideas …

  • leave a pad of paper and a pen on your bed side table; don’t wake your significant other as they may not share your enthusiasm.
  • write in the steam on the bathroom mirror
  • voice dictate the idea into your smartphone
  • call the office and leave yourself a message
  • during waking hours share the thought with a friend
  • use a smart phone app, to capture the idea

Inspirational ideas come at all hours of the day and night. When they surface, take a minute to capture them.  You never know when that one idea will be “a winner”.

Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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