The “DOING” is the hardest part – 3 Ways to Help You DO More

Everyone has ideas...everyone!

The “DOING” is the hardest part – 3 Ways to Help You DO More

Everyone has ideas...everyone – some good, some bad, some just plain genius.  But the hard part about any great idea is actually doing it – the implementation, the execution.  The act of putting together a plan, forming a team and then jumping off the cliff and doing something.

I am one of those people that can brainstorm until the cows come home…I love generating ideas.  Love, love it.  I think that is one of the fun parts of innovation is imagining the possibilities.  What takes talent (and discipline) is taking an idea from concept to completion.  That’s the “Doing”…and “Doing” is the hardest part.”

"DOING is the hardest part"

Here are 3 ways to help you DO more and ignite innovation:

  1. Set a time limit on the brainstorming – Don’t spin on the ideas!
  2. Create a sense of urgency – real or fake.  Budget that needs to be spent, or a scheduled customer meeting
  3. Empower your team.  Give all around you the confidence to step out and deliver.  Fear is usually the big hurdle.  If you inject confidence, it will get done.

Stop dreaming and start doing.  The next big thing will never be, if you don’t just do it.



About the author

Melissa Kennedy

I am an innovative, practical problem-solver with an MBA. Pioneered one of the first social media strategic plans for a Fortune 100 company, including monthly online TV program viewed by 120,000 customers. Created a scalable channel marketing service model and established a new customer communication channel through partner web syndication. Developed marketing plan for start-up technology firm. Launched first comprehensive marketing campaign for major science and technology university's $1 Billion fund-raising effort. Award-winning performance for 15 years across functions, industries and organizations.

My passion for results goes beyond professional pursuits. I am a global facilitator and co-organizer of Startup Weekends and serve as an advocate and volunteer for many local charities including Food Bank of Central/Eastern NC, North Carolina International Affairs Council and Connected Women of North Carolina. Plus, I have served as the President for the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association,

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