Are you a journaler? What do you journal about? Life, challenges, family, relationships, thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc? These are the things most people journal about.
Journaling is one of the better decisions you will ever make in your life. It allows you to reflect on your day, process things, and take a hard look at ways you can better yourself.
How about startup journaling? Have you considered it?
If you are an entrepreneur looking to start your first venture or maybe your second, third, fourth, fifth…. you should start startup journaling. This too will be one of the better decisions you will make.
Here is what you do. Each night before bed, take some time to list the gaps and anomalies you noticed that day. What did you see that can be better, changed, or evolved? Why has something remained the same for so many years? What problems can you potentially solve? Was there something that day that really just pissed you off to the point you were like, why has this not happened? These are the things you need to jot down. And the key here is not to write about big startup ideas (Google, Facebook, Twitter), but rather just the things you see and want to better understand.
Don’t be like so many people and sit around trying to come up with the next big startup idea when right in front of you could be a brilliant disruptive idea that you can get started on today.
Now grab a journal and start tonight.