Early? EARLY!? Do you KNOW what blog you’re reading?
It’s a good thing to plan ahead. In the seventh grade I had to give up and deliver my lines in a children’s theater rendition of “The Wind in the Willows”. With no lines memorized, no plans on what to do with my hands, I played a terrible party. Worst thing is that I only had one line. I was the jailer…
So you can see, I don’t like to screw things up. It left a bad taste in my mouth.
Halloween Countdown has begun, and with no regret. We’re going to make sure you’re ready this year. For this first part of my segment I’m going to introduce you to preparations that will make you so ready for Halloween, you’ll be the belle or beau of the ball… or beast if that’s what you prefer.
Prepare with ideas and a journal
Costumes are a thing of creativity. No one ever got away with a good costume award without having to owe some love to their creative side. But creativity is one thing when it’s in your mind and a whole other when it’s on paper.
Here’s what you do:
- Get a nice journal from a nice place. Barnes and Noble comes highly recommended, and the Moleskine journals are perfect.
- Select on big enough to sketch in, as you’ll need some images to make it right.
- Get post-it tabs that you can stick in some pages and color coat them with.
- Keep the journal handy in a spot where you get most creative.
The idea is to act on inspiration the second you have it. It’s not hard, and once you write things down, it’s amazing where your mind will take you.
As a small business starter, I’ve done this for most of my life. You won’t believe the ideas I’ve come up with and thrown away. There are yet others I had, but did nothing about. Eventually someone else took the money and ran. You may regret not executing some ideas, and being gung ho about others. However you will never regret writing them down. It’s an exercise in confidence and faith. Try it.
That ought to keep you busy for awhile. We’ll come back soon with more ideas on how to prepare for Halloween early.