One of the things that I've noticed about my own life is that whenever I have a brilliant brainstorm idea of some kind, it will typically go nowhere if I share it with even one other person? I don't know why this happens, though maybe it has more to do with 'putting your money where your mouth is' as in taking action before speaking words. Maybe, by giving actual voice to the idea, there's no real need to follow up or develop the idea. Most times, after talking with even one other person about my 'idea', I don't feel that initial excitement so the idea fizzles and gets back-burnered. Do you see where I'm going with that? The steam is taken out of the idea and any initial momentum is taken away. Conversely, if I keep the idea to myself and secretly work on it, making concrete steps before sharing with friends and family (as in showing end result rather than merely sharing an idea), then the results are usually favorable. Really, this concept applies to everything I do, whether business or personal related. Just wanted to share that as it's something I find to be true in my own life. If I were going to give advice to anyone, just take a step or action in a direction when you get that idea, don't put it up for committee vote. Make a stand, go in a direction, make a decision. If the idea is really worth pursuing, then it will pan out. Don't waste your initial momentum on conversation and hashing out the details with another person (unless that person is your business partner or banker who is funding you).