I've been working on this idea of talking about the process of ideas and to tell you the truth it's been completely random.If you know me, you know I have an emphasis to bring a lot of structure to things. I like order. I like things to be a certain way. These series of posts won't be like that. I'm stretching myself.

Some people would say creative people don't know order or structure. I would say they are right some of the times, the other times I would say that most creative people are actually just plain old lazy. Anyways, that's another rant. I've started working on a new business. Well actually it's not necessarily a new business. I see it more as a new angle on something I'm already doing.

I took the tools and skill set that I already have and have started to apply it to a new area of expertise. What is it? Well if you follow me on Twitter you would know. But for sake of trying to get you to use Twitter, I won't tell you here. I'll just leave you with this pic from the new site:


Speaking of Twitter, you should sign up and start following me! @mahawkins

This new idea is taking shape and I've gotten a few people excited about it. In a previous post I wrote about how no idea can take shape unless you're willing to share it. Well maybe not in those words, but that's what I was trying to say!

So this new idea I had for this new business was something I felt passionate about. I looked around at all the pieces to it and I saw it start coming into shape. It seemed like a cool idea so I talked about it with my wife, with a couple good friends and then decided what the heck, let's do this.

Like I said about the tools and skill sets, I also know people around with the same or better skill sets then me. So I've approached them to help out with this too. It's up off the ground and we're not sure what will happen, but we're moving ahead.

I read a great quote from Twitter the other day - Execute your idea frugally. Then see if it has legs before dumping money into it. (via @spencerfry)

Awesome advice. And with that I leave you with this from my good friend @deanorrell

Dean is also doing a tutorial later this week for you too! So come back for that.



Matthew A. Hawkins