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Dream Big!

Dreams? Not really a polite or common topic of conversation at association meetings. That's too bad, as dreams create powerful and motivating stories. Without a dream, nothing happens.

Here's a great story about one man's dream: Michael Dell. While growing up in Houston, Dell said that he would look at the modern, shiny buildings going up along the I-610 Loop, and dreamed that one day, his business would occupy one of them. Michael Dell went on to found Dell Computers, at the age of 19. "I've never imagined myself not doing something significant", said Dell. So if you want to achieve your goals, you must create a mindset made of beliefs and dreams-that support the truth you want to realize in your future.

Go Ahead. Put Your Head in the Clouds.
As entrepreneurs, our companies pay us to work from the neck up. This means we should rely more on the teams we have developed to take care of day-to-day operations. Our job is to visualize (dream about!) where we want to be in 1, 5, even 10 years.

Our dreams must be quantifiable, yet contain an element of risk. Does your dream incorporate risk? If you're working on a no-risk dream, not many will follow you, and your dream won't last beyond your own participation.

  • Real and grand dreams involve risk.
  • Real and grand dreams are inspiring enough to catch your team up in the excitement.
  • Real and grand dreams result in your team adopting your dream, as their own.

My Dreams, Then and Now
In my upcoming book "It's Your Dream", I recount looking out from my kitchen window, and visualizing a bigger garage to work from. After being in the garage for many years, I bought 3 acres of business property. I regularly sat in front of it, visualizing a new professional building to operate from. Three years later, I was in that building. Now, I visualize dominating my market and moving into bigger and better places.

Dream Big. You'll Be Glad You Did!

Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at age 19. Notably quoted as saying that "technology is about enabling human potential," Michael's vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Source: Dell.com

Greg McAfee
Greg McAfee
HVAC Business Consultant