If you are anything like me, you are constantly thinking about a new idea. All you want to do is to go buy that new domain, hook it up to a VPS and set up a high-performing website and claim all those social media profiles.
This can be really exciting, but it can also be difficult to keep track of at times. And it takes a lot of time and money, and most of the time we don't even get to finish our projects because something else comes along which seem more exciting.
Instead of building every idea I come up with I want to validate that it is a strategically smart move to do so. However validating a business idea can be a really heavy process on its own. Therefore it can sometimes be enough to just let the idea sit a while to see if it is still exciting after some time.
If I find any existing solutions, technologies or ways to deal with the same challenge I am trying to solve, I add it to the card.
Remember you can use markdown in Trello cards. It can be really helpful to layout your information when you add a lot of stuff to the cards.
If the research shows that the idea is worth spending time on and there is a market I will discuss the idea with some friends to get some perspective.
Specifically asking for feedback on what might not work out or what sort of things would make this a bad idea, can really help open your eyes to obstacles or even opportunities to fix something that hasn't been fixed before.
There are two great ways to get this constructive feedback (read: not praise but actual useful feedback).
Remember all this is before even working on the idea.
You are just trying to find out if it is worth investigating more...
I hope you get a lot of ideas and learn how to deal with the pressure of feeling to have to execute on them all.
Build something that matters.