Create a pool of ideas and hunches. They might not be useful right now, but don’t let them slip away:
“It goes like this: capture everything. Write down every thought, no matter how underdeveloped. And make the list in a Google document so that you can edit it wherever you are, Johnson said. Granted, this sounds absolutely no different from the lists that others create daily to supplement their memories.
But the difference is that Johnson carves out time to look through the document in its entirety at least three times a year. “It’s not an inconsequential document: it’s almost fifty pages of hunches at this point, the length of several book chapters,” Johnson said. For him, it’s the result of eight years of maintaining a thought catalog.”