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Pen + Paper?

Posted on 12 May 2014 by Andrei

As an entrepreneur and/or domainer, you frequently have to make “big picture”-ish decisions. In other words, you occasionally have to take a step back and try to see things in perspective. I don’t know about you guys but in my case, the “old school” approach works great for such decisions: a pen and a blank piece of paper.

Preferably on a table with nothing on it, zero clutter.

For some strange reason, this tends to put me in the right state of mind.

Could I simply use technology when brainstorming as well?

Yes, I could but in some cases, I don’t want to.

The “pen + paper” approach will (at least in my case) always have its role. I don’t know why writing things down with a pen on a piece of paper helps me whenever I’m dealing with important decisions. Maybe because my brain performs better when it comes to certain decisions in a “no clutter” environment.

Maybe because I’m subconsciously preparing myself for a thought process which involves seeking clarity.

I have no idea.

The bottom line is that it works.

Will it work in your case as well?

There’s no way to know for sure until you give it a try.

When thinking about an important new project.

Or about your future as a domainer.

Or about your long-term life-related goals or expectations.

Whenever you need clarity or whenever you want to see the big picture, try this method.

On a table with absolutely nothing on it and in a “no distractions” environment, grab a pen and a blank piece of paper. Then start putting some of your thoughts on paper. Write if you want to write. Draw if you want to draw. Do whatever works best for you and don’t forget to thank me if you’re happy with the results 🙂

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Says:

    In Silicon Valley, the scientists’ kids are not permitted to use a computer in school….WTH ?

    It’s no secret that one can’t think as clearly in front of a computer, or using software.

    Possibly because there is a sense of “loss” : what appears on the screen can easily disappear, and an online reference page may not be the same the next time you visit.

  2. Tauseef Says:

    It’s good but when you pen down too many ideas on paper you’ll start to feel overwhelmed by it. So, simply, put back those ideas back to a computer file for better sorting.

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