An Unexpected Formula For Coming Up With Content Ideas – Action Tip #2

September 13, 2012

Coming up with content ideas can be a tricky thing – especially when you have a lot on your plate.

Well, I don't just have a lot on my plate. I have multiple plates, and it sometimes seems like the plates are out to get me, lol.

So, in this video, I share a simple, but unexpected, formula for coming up with new ideas. It's not what you are expecting – I can almost guarantee that.

And it's something that MOST internet marketers and bloggers don't talk about. So, take the 3 minutes, watch the video, and then take action 🙂

Question: Is this something you do? If not, do you think it's something that would help you? Any Other suggestions? Let me know in the comments below.


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  • Wow!  Who would have thought, lol.  But you are so right.  I don’t go to the park to get away.  But I love to drive and it’s a good thing because I do a lot of it between drop off and pick up from school, for business, etc.  I do a lot of thinking and come up with ideas when I do that. 

  • AlainGuillot says:

    Wow, Following you online is like becoming friends. This is so cool. I bet that if we met in person, I would enjoy having a meal, some coffee or a beer with you.
    Thank you so much for the great material and thank for letting your personality shine. I Will not be looking at too many of your videos. Time in front of the computer is working time for me. It is the time in which I have to produce. I will continue listening to your podcast because that way I can take you for my morning exercise with me. I exercise my brain and my body. But, I am sure that you will build your audience even bigger by having videos.
    Continue moving forward. We all need a person to look up to. 

    •  @AlainGuillot Hey, it’s not LIKE becoming friends. It IS becoming friends 😉
      I’m so glad to know that you are finding value in the podcast. That’s why I use different types of media – because different people will prefer different things!
      p.s. I might have to take you up on that meal thing if we’re ever in the same area 😉

  • Sheyski says:

    Love the video! I have learned I have to get away as well. I’m on my computer all day long for work, so when work is done, I grab the dogs and head out for a walk in the country. No music or noise other than the combines harvesting all the dead corn 🙂 Keep up the great videos and podcasts!

    •  @Sheyski Sounds VERY relaxing Sheyski. I know the feeling of being at a computer all day long. Sometimes I feel like we’re missing out on so much in terms of personal interaction, but that’s a topic for another video 😉
      Glad you are enjoying the content!

  • Carey Green says:

    Hi @Leslie Samuel – this is a great post! It’s essential for all of us to get some “away” time… to decompress and refocus. I’ve found an additional step to what you suggest – schedule once-a-month retreat days – a full day away to do much of the same as you suggested in the video (take a nap, go on walks, think, pray, etc.). It’s hard to do, but if you make it a priority, it can truly revolutionize (that’s NOT hype) the way your life flows.  Blessings my brother!

    •  @Carey Green MAN, Carey I LOVE THAT idea. I’m gonna have to see what I can do about incorporating that into my monthly schedule. I really like it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Me, Pat Flynn and a few others were talking about this today! I told him I just took 4 days off just to rest, refresh, and restore by getting into my Bible.


  • Hans Hansen says:

    Yes, definitely a good idea. Most often what I do is to meditate and practice to forget all my worries for about 1 hour by concentrating on the present (in this case my own breathing). But going to the park will have equally the same effect.

    •  @Hans Hansen Wow, is that 1 hour daily? That’s serious stuff there. I struggle to meditate for 10 minutes 😉

    • Hans Hansen says:

       @Leslie Samuel 10 to 15 min is not bad too, it’s the starting point for meditation. No, not every day (I wish I could), something like 4 to 5 times a week.
      I divide my meditation into 2 halves: 30 min. walking (that’s where you build up your energy and actions) and 30 min sitting meditation for inspiration and ideas.

    •  @Hans Hansen Gotcha. That sounds like an awesome practice. Keep it up!

  • JimLeaf says:

    Neglected area of my life. I would love to be somewhere that I could listen to nature and read my Bible for a few minutes. Maybe I should by a cd with those sounds!
    It’s great advice and would probably help some blood pressure issues, also!

    •  @JimLeaf That’s definitely an idea. Or you can just try a quiet room. You’d be surprise as to how much that simple act can make a difference. With rest comes rejuvenation 🙂

  • Sheila LyonHall says:

    I’ve decided to nickname you “Authentic Man!” Your bio would read: He soars to the four corners of the WWW dispersing nuggets of truth and wisdom, igniting friendships, sharing motivational tips … and all the while “Keeping It Real!” Leslie, you found the perfect environment to renew your mind and spirit and create balance in your life. When we go within and get in touch with our authentic selves, we are closer to God than we realize. Thank you for sharing what works for you. Now I know what empowers you to “walk your talk” when no “body” is around to bear witness. Truth bears its own witness and needs no other validation. Shalom!

    •  @Sheila LyonHall Hahaaa, Authentic Man. That’s awesome (and kinda funny).
      Thanks for your comment Sheila – Quite encouraging. I shall continue motivating away . .  😉

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