You should do this...
You should try that...
I know someone...
Have you ever come across someone who has all the best ideas in the world but no plan of action?
What about the person who thinks they are giving you a "brand new" idea, an idea that you have already come to the conclusion with multiple times, but make it seem like they are doing you a favor?
Stay away from these people.
If I could count how many times someone has come to me with an idea for myself or my businesses with no experience in the idea they are proposing. Like literally. No job or career experience related to the "brilliant idea", no example of said idea ever working, just random darts blindly thrown at the wall.
Now don't get me wrong, you always need fresh ideas and concepts on the table. Staying fresh and ahead of the curve are mandatory for growth. I'm talking about the people who want to get paid off the ideas they are throwing at you. You do all the work, you created the environment for the idea to even be able to breathe, yet this person thinks their random ideas are your missing link.
Million dollar ideas are just that! Million dollar ideas!
If someone doesn't come to you with a plan breaking an idea down then run away. You can daydream all by yourself. In today's world and this current era in particular, people think an idea by itself is what's worth the money. The money isn't in the idea, it's in the execution of the idea. There is nothing new under the sun. All of our ideas are recycled and refurbished. What matters is like I said the execution of the idea combined with perfect timing.
Most of the people that give you genius ideas are holding on to the hope that you put in the work to make this idea come alive while they sit back and claim ownership and demand money. I've seen this happen more times than I can count.
I have my own team and family with ideas being tossed around all the time. I have my support system in place. The only difference is we are actually converting the ideas into actionable steps. We are putting in the actual labor to transform the stand alone idea into reality. Real world reality, not social media or meta verse land.
Don't come to me with ideas. Come to me with plans, examples, research, projections etc. I wasted a lot of my time in my life entertaining ideas...