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Validation of Awesomeness

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on December 7, 2011

It’s pretty disappointing when you come up with a great advertising idea, new website or app – only to be shown one just like it. To learn that it has been done already. It’s a bit deflating in fact.

Unless we purposely decide to flip it around.

What we ought do instead is a create a list of the ideas and projects we arrived just a little to late on.

The list should be called the: ‘Validation of Awesomeness‘ list.

On this list is all the things that you thought of or started independently, just not soon enough. In fact the longer this list gets the happier we should be. We should be happy if it is long, because it proves we are on track. It proves our brain is cranking, we are on the path to getting it right. And eventually, we’ll have a fresh idea that we can take to market and get our own share of awesomeness. It proves our creative prowess. The list tells us it is just a matter of time. In addition it just might gives us the confidence we need to get it to market quickly.

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  1. Jussi Pasanen said, on December 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Good one.

    @jopas via twitter

  2. Sam Sabey said, on December 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I dig it. then start on the idea 10 years before its time. #havetobecrazy

    Sam @samotage (via twitter)

  3. stephen Ellis said, on December 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    +1 for a list worth having

    @stephenellis_ (via twitter)

  4. April Neylan said, on December 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I like this idea :)

  5. rohan said, on December 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    i have found myself in the metaphorical boat that is this list too many times. i should be the most validated person on the planet then?

  6. Joy de Guzman said, on December 10, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I love the list.

  7. [...] that someone thought of it, and even built it, way before we did. Beside the fact that this is a validation of awesomeness, it also leads us to make the rookie error of looking for a new idea. Instead we might consider [...]

  8. It’s already been done said, on July 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    [...] that someone thought of it, and even built it, way before we did. Beside the fact that this is a validation of awesomeness, it also leads us to make the rookie error of looking for a new idea. Instead we might consider [...]


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