“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”
Recently I have been watching Shark Tank.
If you don’t know what Shark Tank is, it is a show where people who have a business or think they have a business go on TV to pitch their business to 5-6 “sharks” (investors) in hopes of selling them part of their business.
In return, they get a partner that helps them by injecting capital into the business. The next step is to scale and grow their business to new levels.
Being an entrepreneur myself, I really enjoy watching and learning from every pitch that is made.
There are some products/businesses that are pitched and I can see the potential.
Then there are other products.
When they are pitched, you think holy cow how can actually think that this is a viable business? There is no way that this will ever work!
As I watch the show it makes me think about our business. My mind goes to what the possibilities are and where we want to take them.
Which for me gets me a little excited. But it also makes me a little scared too.
I have this amazing God-given gift. I have the gift to dream HUGE.
I think so big that it scares the majority of people that ask me what I expect our business to accomplish.
One of my dreams is to build a conference center that is shaped like a truck. I know what you are thinking. Dan that sounds WICKED cool!!.
Oh, you weren’t thinking that. What the heck????
Well, I have had this dream for quite a while now. Well, I was combing through social media the other day and I saw this guy who draws pictures of trucks.
So, I reached out to him to see what he would charge me to create custom pictures for our customers of their trucks.
Because why not…..
Then after we started this relationship, I asked him if he would be willing to create a picture of my future event center.
To my surprise, he was excited to create it!
So we started talking about what i wanted.
He came up with a concept. Then we made a few changes.
Made a few more changes.
Made a few more changes.
Added some elk to the picture, because why not. Lol
Then he added some lights to the building and sent it back over to me.
I loved it!
So what did I do? I got that picture printed on a canvas so that I could hang it up in my office.
Now I get to look at my dream every day! Every time I see it I pause for a second and think about the future.
Most people would have just had the thought.
But not me…….
I took action on the thought. And this is the first step in making something awesome!
I have to laugh because the other day as a family we were watching a movie at the house. It was an animated movie with superheroes and villains.
There was a part of the movie where the billionaire launches his rocket that was built into his house.
Nathen looked over at me and said, “Dad where is your rocket going to be, every billionaire has to have a rocket!”
We all laughed out loud.
Well, in case you are interested in what my events center is going to look like someday, see the picture above.
What I want to do is encourage you to DREAM BIG!
Dream so big that it scares everyone around you!