Make your dream come true during a recession
One of the biggest victims of the recession has been the dreamer. For many, those visions have been pushed aside as the survival instinct kicks in.
But now, more than ever, it’s important to hold on and chase those dreams. Why? Because that means you are a positive thinker, looking for new opportunities and innovative ideas that will only lead to success. Those who sit back and wait for the storm to end will be stuck in the same old place, missing out on opportunities that could have made a huge difference to their situation.
Stop right now and think about where you would like to be. What dream did he have for his business that he let go due to the economic crisis? Let’s revive your dream!
If you only fantasize about what you could achieve, but don’t take action, this is what will happen in a few months. You will turn your head and discover that another VAR has put your idea in motion. Dreams and ideas are not exclusive property unless you make them come true. If you continue to dream, but don’t act on it, then that vision is really just a fantasy. It will never become real, at least not because of you!
How are you going to make your dream come true?
– Change your dreams from your mind and make them matter. In other words, get them out of your brain and write them down on paper. Maybe you have a “vision board” where you list all your dreams. Maybe it’s a business journal that you carry with you wherever you go and jot down ideas that come to mind. Are you the type that wakes up in the middle of the night with an idea that you have to implement? Keep pencil and paper on your nightstand. Getting your dreams out of your mind and making them “real” is the first step to achieving them.
– Share your dreams with trusted people. Certainly don’t have lunch with a client who works with other VARs and “runs an idea” past him. You never know where that idea might end up. Instead, gather a collection of trusted colleagues and friends and share your dream with them. Consider their initial reactions and impressions when you first pitch the idea. If it is positive, ask them how they could achieve the dream. If they look at you like you have two heads, ask them why they think it won’t work. Whether in a group or individually, getting feedback is a great way to see if your dream has the potential to come true.
– Trust your existing relationships. If you want to turn your dream into something real, you can’t do it alone. Leverage those existing relationships that you trust and use idea builders that can help you make things happen. Do you know someone who is excellent at writing business plans? Engage them in a discussion about how to work with you to transform your dream into a feasible plan. Do you need to negotiate some financing but you are not a numbers person? Who could you partner with to send it safely in the right direction? Dig deeper into your resources. You will be surprised what you find.
– Create a list of achievements and start checking off items every day. Creating something great takes time and requires planning. Once your dreams and ideas are on paper, make your checklist and start working on it. Remember that action and forward movement are required for this to work. It’s your job to be proactive in turning your vision into reality.
There’s no reason why a recession should stop you from pursuing your dreams. In fact, many new businesses actually start during tough financial times, when people take risks that pay off. Be passionate about what you want to do. And as Nike said, “Just do it!”