Lots of people are afraid to share their ideas. These can be business ideas, movie ideas, product ideas, etc. Big ideas are hard and scary to share. You don’t want people to steal them or make fun of them, but the problem is that if you don’t share them then you’re stuck trying to make these big ideas real all by yourself.
It’s a long, hard, uphill journey to succeed and an even harder one when you’re alone. It’s beyond valuable to share your business ideas. That little part of you that is too scared to share them due to the fear that “others will act on them first” needs to be ignored. This blog is here to tell you why.
Making Your Business Ideas A Reality
Sharing your business ideas is one of the best ways to ensure that they come to fruition. Admitting that ambitious idea to others inspires you to work harder to succeed at it. Once others know, you are far less likely to give up when things get hard. So, write down your idea, share it on your website, and let everyone read it.
“Sharing your goals helps to keep you accountable. When you know that someone knows you’re trying to achieve something, you’re much more likely to actually achieve it. You don’t want the embarrassment of that person knowing you never did it.” – Cameron Herold
Rather than be afraid of others stealing your idea, get excited about the fact that your friends, colleagues, and associates are reading it and become allies in your ambitious endeavor. The more people that hear your ideas or see your vision, the more help you have in making it come true.
Sharing Helps Put The Pieces Together
It’s important to remember that your business idea or vision isn’t an inflexible blueprint of the future. It’s more concerned with where your business is going rather than how you’re going to get there. That’s where sharing comes in. Getting other people’s input can help you start to put the pieces of “how to get there” together.
“When you speak your goals and difficulties out loud to someone you trust, you’ll often gain clarity and sharpen your thought process because they can see angles blind to you.” – Inc
Share It With Everyone
When you lay out your vision for your company, you might feel that sharing it with only your senior leaders is appropriate. Why confuse the receptionist with such a high-level strategy, right? That’s where you’re wrong.
How do you know that your receptionist isn’t friends with the executive assistant to the biggest venture capitalist in town? Perhaps your IT person knows the perfect program to simplify your inventory control.
Sharing your business ideas also helps your employees understand their role in the grand scheme. It will prompt them to make decisions that align with this blueprint. This makes succeeding all the more possible!
Knowing Is Empowering
When people are empowered and feel like they are working towards something bigger, amazing things can happen. Sharing your vision can spark a kind of momentum that carries you further than you ever imagined. Others outside your company will see this momentum and will drop anything to be part of it.
Suddenly your suppliers are offering more relaxed terms and your banker feels motivated to loosen their purse strings. Before you know it, you are leading a veritable army of diverse and driven individuals all working to achieve a common dream. All it takes is sharing your big business ideas!
Do you have any exciting ideas brewing? Share them in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been edited for accuracy and comprehensiveness.