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Biz Idea #70 – A TV Show about Workaholism

by Byron on April 10, 2012

The Problem:

People will gawk at the others’ addictions under nearly any circumstances.  Not many people understand that workaholism is actually just as gawkable as any other.

The Business

A TV show profiling individuals with serious work addictions.

Drugs, alcohol, shopping, hoarding and others have been reduced to television series.  There is even a television series dedicated to niche addictions.  It’s called My Strange Addiction.  It’s on TLC.  It includes addictions to carrying a spouse’s urn, addictions to baby powder, and addiction to drinking urine.  I’m not kidding.

But there is no show about workaholism.  There should be.

Doableness

I don’t have the first clue about how to get a television show produced.  So when I look at this idea, I see it as somewhat undoable.  But that brings up an interesting point.  Nothing is impossible, unless it defies one of nature’s laws.  I truly believe that reality is essentially conceived in our mind, then we go make it happen.

The first threshold an idea has to cross for me is the, “Will I do anything to make this happen” barrier.  The answer needs to be yes to that first step to even comprehend taking the next step.

A show about workaholism is an idea I believe would sell.  I think it’s a great idea.  I like enough to put it on my blog.  I don’t, however, like it enough – for me – to do anything to make it happen.  But perhaps someone else does.

My Thoughts

I’d be lying if I told you my perception of my ability to make an idea happen doesn’t sway my answer to the “will I do anything to make this idea happen” threshold question.  It does.  But I try not to let it sway it too much.  And it certainly isn’t decisive.  Otherwise I’d never pursue any idea.  Because as an entrepreneur, you never really know if you’re actually going to be able to make something happen.  In the immortal words of Joel Goodson, “Sometimes you just gotta say, ‘What the Fuck'”  -Risky Business, 1983

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