Common Mistakes: Abandoning Good Ideas


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Dear Readers,

Have you ever had an idea that you knew was unique, albeit ahead of its time?  A few years ago, I suggested using potted grass (sod) with growing flowers as a part of her centerpiece.  She thought I was nuts.

Six months later, I shared the idea with another client who loved it, and for a while the concept became a trend.  Had I taken the first client’s reaction to heart and abandoned my idea, my second client would have missed out on something that brought her great satisfaction.

The point? Your new ideas are what is going to set you apart.  This is why it is essential that you hold onto your creative ideas and trust your intuition. In doing so, we must also accept that someone not liking our ideas does not diminish their viability.  Nurture  your ideas until the time is right as this is the only way for you to set trends instead of chase them.  I want to see you all become trend-setters because that’s what I know you to be.

In today’s blog, I would like to ask that you all please take a moment to share one of your new ideas that you are hoping to nurture and mature.

I will start.  I am now designing a table that will hold water and allow me to place  floating fresh flowers and LED candles inside of it.
I look forward to reading your responses in the comment section!
(Photo courtesy of No Impact Bride)