Why you should share your ideas with as many people as possible?
When you came up with an idea you came with it from your own perspective. Closed environment is challenging for an idea to be as competitive as possible with good go to market strategy.
Having feedback about it from as many people as possible (preferably live conversations) is good though game to check or adapt that idea before even starting to test the market.
I do believe idea is as important as execution.
After gathering feedback you will be able gather feedback on:
- weather you communicate it clearly
- problem haven't been solved in other way
- does the problem exists
- what is most lean approach in validating it
- after what point it can be profitable
- do you have time and persistence to develop it
- what partners could be good for it
- what is your core motivation in pursuing it
You will save lot of time and effort making it the most efficient way possible by gathering knowledge from other people.
Should you be afraid of sharing your idea then just start doing it and you will figure out the rest later.
When is right time to start?
You had a bright moment and formed an idea how to solve someone's problem or improve existing solution.
But you don't know where to start?
Sell your idea first to early adopter, then - build.
Answer is - start now without overthinking. Things will find theyr place after first few interactions with early adopters.
Don't build until you haven't sold to someone.
You can be your first buyer as well if solution you came with is of your personal need.