Sometime (maybe) I will create… a neighbourhood composting program, an edible plant nursery, a shop that’s entirely dedicated to ethically sourced dairy products, a food business training, a writer in residence scheme, a wishing tree, a retail deli and a bottle shop.
But until then, I will focus, not on projects holding all the potential of ideas not yet examined under the light of active business, but on those that will help me grow what’s already here.
It used to be hard for me to distinguish between the two. But as David Allen suggests, there’s no need to lose the dreams entirely. Just place them in a ‘sometime maybe’ folder, and run your fingers passed their possibilities every 6 months or so, to see if their moment has arrived.
Why not let them live side by side with the daily work of growing a business? Well you can, but take care not to be drawn in by their simple solace. The distance between idea and implementation is as vast in reality as it looks on your balance sheet. There’s no easy project. Just keep going and save the rest for a rainy afternoon.