The potential to create value, to change and improve something, to make a difference in the world is available to us all, and at any time.
You don’t need to have all the answers. In fact, you can be completely alone… and despite what others might say, achieving a goal really does start by asking for help. which is exactly what led to the creation of Ideas-Shared… and now you can follow us, and do it too!
It was several years ago now, and Ivar Ingimarsson, had a deep desire to create an ‘ideas’ website, but literally had no idea how to proceed.
Ivar remembers well: “I wasn’t a web developer; I was a sports person and I became very frustrated not knowing who to turn to or what to do. For months I pondered how I could take my idea forward and several times I nearly abandoned everything. I felt as if no one could help. Then, one day everything changed when I least expected it. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was standing outside of the Infant School my son went to, and for no apparent reason, I started talking to one of the other parents. His name was Bob Thompson.”
It seemed we drifted by each other every day without even knowing we had common interests. It wasn’t long before that first 10-minute chat turned into an hour conversation and then everything fell into place. That was when we decided to build an online ‘ideas’ platform.
Our different life experiences shaped our thinking hugely and we spent hours upon hours discussing how to turn our goal of creating an idea website into reality. But that wasn’t all… we needed to ensure our ‘ideas website’ inspired people to act, and that the people who used it were able to achieve the outcomes they desired.
With the end goal in mind, we looked at how people could support each other to deliver personal, community, business, political, and environmental goals. In short, to make a difference in the world.
We debated long and hard as to whether to keep our platform solely for ‘ideas’ or to widen it out to help people turn a wider array of thoughts into value and benefit. We discussed how problems could be solved, solutions offered, frustrations vented, and more.
We persevered, and after more than 3 years and 1,500 hours of effort, we turned our plans into physical reality. We built Ideas-Shared from nothing but an idea.
Whatever you’re looking to achieve, you can set in motion the wheels for tomorrow’s success. It’s nothing more than a simple decision to go and do something.
You don’t money, you don’t need a concrete plan…
All you need is a little desire and discipline, along with a process and tool like Ideas-Shared.
We’ve made the process as simple as it can be. All you need to do to develop ideas, overcome frustrations, fix problems, and more, is follow the process, create your own team, and determine what steps or tasks are needed to deliver your outcomes. Then you go do it.
Will there be challenges along the way?
Of course, there always are…
But, if you really have the desire and discipline to post a listing on our platform, then you’re 75% there!