A few weeks ago I launched a book that really just crept up on me. I wasn’t planning on writing it really my WordCamp Vancouver presentation script turned in to 16k words in the blink of an eye.

And I had a book.

I really had no further plans to talk about business or release other products around running a business. It seems that everyone is doing it these days and I may just be another voice in a bunch of voices.

All vying for you time.

Really I had decided to not bother with other stuff around running a business.

Release begets release

I sit here 1 week after release and I now have 10 ideas for things to help business owners. The simple fact of releasing a book and having some moderate success with it has meant that I’ve got ideas floating around.

I thought of 2 new things today to help people run a viable business.


I’ve found the same thing with blogging. The more I write the more I think about things to write about. Particularly when an article gets some decent coverage.

It’s likely that part of this is due to the fact that getting traffic to an article and tweets about it validates me on some level. Doesn’t mean I’m a better husband or father but DAMN in feels good. I want to feel good again so here I go and try to reproduce that success.

There is a bit more to it than that though.


The fact that I thought a bunch about business means I exercised my business muscles and guess what they are stronger. Thinking and writing about business is easier now than it was.

So I have more ideas.

If you want to blog a bunch then start writing. If you want to start a weekly newsletter then start it. If you want to start writing about WordPress code then do it.

Don’t worry if you don’t have 10 million ideas at the beginning just start it. As you exercise your brain on the topics you’re going to find more content around.

Not starting though will ensure you never have more ideas.

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