Never Lose An Awesome Idea Again

Never Lose An Awesome Idea Again

So, I've been mulling over something lately and thought, why not spill the beans in this week's newsletter?

It's about those elusive, fantastic ideas that strike when you least expect them.

You know what I'm talking about.

Those lightbulb moments that usually hit you when you're chilling on the beach, taking a leisurely walk, or even stuck in traffic. Yep, those. 

Here's the kicker, though.

No matter how much I'd tell myself, "Oh, I'll definitely remember this one," the truth was... I wouldn't.

Later, I'd find myself scratching my head, thinking, "Damn, that idea was gold. What was it again?"

Frustrating, right?

Well, after going through this cycle more times than I care to admit, I had an epiphany.

Why not just record these fleeting thoughts?

So, a few years ago I started voice recording my ideas the moment they hit me. And guess what? It was a game-changer.

Let me paint you a picture.

Imagine you're lying there, soaking up some sun, or maybe you're out for a stroll, enjoying the fresh air. Suddenly, an idea pops into your head.

Instead of letting it slip away into the ether, you whip out your phone, hit record on a voice note app, and voila!

Your idea is safely captured.

Now, I've got a little trick up my sleeve.

I use an app called AudioPen. Why?

Because not only does it record my ramblings, but it also transcribes them, summarizes the whole spiel, and—here's the cherry on top—it syncs to my Evernote.

Pretty neat, huh?

But the truth is, it doesn’t matter what app you use. Seriously, who cares?

Just make sure that you can record voice notes.

The reason voice notes are so powerful is that you can express yourself more clearly and come back to that exact thought, including the sentiment.

Imagine how much info you can pack into 60 seconds of a voice note versus trying to scribble down your thoughts.

Not to mention, it’s hard to be in a position to write your thoughts when you are driving, walking, or just generally on the move.

If a picture is worth one thousand words, then a voice note can be worth one thousand pictures.

Start recording notes today, and you will see how your ideas start coming to life.

If you want to know my personal flow, I use AudioPen and set it up so it syncs directly to my Evernote. (That’s because I use Evernote as my Digital Filing Cabinet; full article here)

Back to the voice notes.

This little habit of mine has saved me countless hours of trying to remember that "brilliant" idea.

Now, every jolt of inspiration is just a tap away from being preserved. And the best part?

We all have our phones on us, pretty much 24/7.

So, there's really no excuse not to give it a try.

So, here's my call to action for you.

Next time inspiration strikes, don't just let it slip through your fingers. Grab your phone, open any voice note app (AudioPen or otherwise), and hit record.

You'll thank yourself later, trust me.

That's it for this week's chat.

Remember, never let a great idea get away from you again.

Capture it, save it, and who knows? It might just be the next big thing.

Or better put, next time you have a great idea, choose recording over remembering.

Remembering vs. Recording