We creatives dream BIG. That means, with each new idea is a project. Every single time I map out one of these projects – whether it’s for me or a client – I always use these 4 simple steps for starting big projects in business.
When we creatives get our next big idea, I find that we fall into one of two camps. We either race after it with all we have and start immediately, or we get overwhelmed by the magnitude and have no idea where to start. Each of these have their pros and cons. I’ve been in each at many points over the last 12 years in business. Another thing to consider is whether it is the right time to bring that idea to fruition.
Some things to think through and evaluate include, but aren’t limited to:
Once I decide that it’s the right time to dive in, it’s time to map it out. I’ve discovered that pausing to get a plan in place always sets me up for success. Below are the 4 simple steps for starting big projects in business that I use every, single time.
The blog posts below are also written through an extended leave lens, but the principles apply to any type of large project planning approach. Be sure to check them out!