Five Ideas a Day
(Photo by Bobby Goodlatte)
During the summer of 2013, I read “Choose Yourself” by James Altucher. Throughout the book, he shared techniques on how to build a better “idea muscle” or to become an “idea machine”. The one technique that has stuck with me the most has been writing ideas down every day. In the book, Altucher recommends coming up with 10 ideas a day, but I’ve found that to be quite a challenge so instead I’ve been trying to write at least 5 ideas per day.
I found the technique difficult at first, but as soon as I got the hang of it I’ve been telling my friends about the technique. And of course, I had to recommend the book as well ;). It’s been quite entertaining as some of my friends have started to talk about their crazy ideas.
Shit, you could just record your last album backwards, slap a grainy photo of a pine tree on it, and release it as new material. No one would even notice and you’ll probably get the cover of Rolling Stone and an endorsement deal from Starbucks.
So. Damn. Funny. Every. Word.