April 21, 2010
News & Opinion: Making Ideas Happen on inBubbleWrap
"When discussing execution, Belsky explains that most people lose interest when they hit a 'project plateau.' 'We know we're on the plateau when we are overwhelmed with Action Steps and can see no end in sight.' He counsels that this is when most of us get lured away by a new idea, when really developing endurance is the key to surviving the plateau. Setting up identifiable constraints helps rein in our creativity while still building and sustaining energy. Other guidelines: Make progress obvious and limit your 'Insecurity Work' which is that tendency to check results early and often, looking for assurance, but a lack of immediate feedback can take the wind out of your sails."
That's just a taste of the great ideas you'll find in Belsky's book,* and a sample of the great writing you'll find on inBubbleWrap. So, head on over for the free copy of Making Ideas Happen, and stay for the elegant writing.
*If you'd like more, you'll find his manifesto, What the Creative World Needs Now ... on ChangeThis.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.