Ideas are not meant to act by itself, it is people that make ideas work. If you have an idea that you are persuaded would work out, then you must seek the corporation of other like minds to help birth the ideas you have been nursing.
If you take your time to study successfully leaders, inventors and business people, you would come up with a conclusion that they were able to persuade people of like mind to act and help them birth their ideas.
So, if you have an idea that you have been struggling with, then you must search for people with kindred spirit. By this I mean people who think the way you think, and then convince them to help you birth the ideas. It takes certain qualities to be able to convince people to follow you in pursuit of your ideas, especially if you don’t have enough money to pay for their services.
The story of Thomas A. Edison comes to mind when it comes to persuading others to help you birth your ideas. Thomas Edison conceived the idea of inventing the incandescent electric bulb, he was able to sell the idea to his team of engineers and they were able to continue with ideas despite falling about a thousand time before the eventually succeeded in inventing the incandescent electric bulb.
If you have an idea, and you know that you would need people to help you birth the idea, then you should go through the following tips that can help you persuade people to act on your idea and produce outstanding results:
7 Guaranteed Ways to Persuade Others to Act on Your Ideas
1. Simplify Your Ideas
The first thing you need to do to be able to persuade people to help you birth your ideas is to do all it takes to simplify your ideas in such a way that you wouldn’t have to struggle to explain the ideas to the people. If you can successfully explain your ideas in such a way that people can easily understand it, then you can be rest assured that they would likely join you in pursuit of the idea.
On the contrary, if people find it difficult to understand the concept of your ideas; then they are likely not to join you in pursuing the idea. Therefore, in all that you do, make sure you simplify your ideas before going out there to persuade people to help you birth it.
2. Search for People of Like Minds
The skill of getting the right man for the right job is a skill you must develop if you intend to become successful in persuading others to help you act on your ideas. You must do all it takes to search for like-minded people to help you birth your ideas. When you get people of like minds, it makes it easier for you to sell the ideas to them and also work with them.
3. Sell Your Ideas to Them
If you don’t have the ability to sell your ideas to people who you feel have all the qualities required helping you act and achieve the ideas, then you might struggle to persuade people to act on your ideas. You must develop your ability to sell stuffs, before going out there to persuade people to act and help you birth your ideas.
4. Provide Enabling Environment for People to Express Their Skills
It is one thing to convince people to follow you in pursuit of your ideas; it is entirely another kettle of fish for them to perform. One thing that you must do to make people perform when acting on your ideas is to create an enabling environment for them to act. You must give each and every one of your team members the privilege of expressing themselves when working with you.
You must provide them with all the tools and equipment that will make them effective and creative. The truth is that if you provide enabling environment for your team members, then you can be rest assured that they will produce peak performance.
5. Be Committed to Fulfilling Your Own Part of the Bargain
If you have succeeded in selling your ideas to people and you have been able to convince them to act on the ideas, then you must go a little bit further to enter into an agreement with them. It is simple. Even, if you don’t have money to adequately pay people working on your ideas, you can enter into agreement with them on the reward they are to get when the idea is successfully birthed. It is very important that you stay committed to fulfilling all the agreement you enter with the people acting on your ideas if indeed you want to continue to work with them in pursuing other ideas in the future.
6. Provide Leadership and Motivation
Truth is that you would need a good leadership skill to be able to persuade people to follow and work with you to achieve any goal in life. As the originator of the idea, you automatically become the team leader and everyone working on the idea (the team) look up to you to provide leadership and direction for them. Motivation is another key factor that is needed to get people going when confronted with challenges and setback in the pursuit of their ideas. So, ensure that you do all it takes to always motivate the people acting on your ideas so that they will stay focused until they birth the idea.
7. Celebrate Every Milestone Achieved
In as much as you have a bigger picture of what you want to achieve with your ideas, you must make it a point of duty to always celebrate every little milestones achieved. If you continue to celebrate little milestones achieved in pursuit of fulfilling your ultimate goals, then you automatically keep your team motivated and they would stay focused until they have achieved the ultimate goal – the big picture. You can take your team on a dinner, lunch or to see a movie when they achieve any milestone.
There you have it, all you need to do to persuade people to help you act and achieve your ideas. Taking a cue from the tips provided in this article means that you would be on your way to building a focused team of people whom you would have succeeded in persuading.