All Fortune 500 companies started as a dream in someone’s head. The power of your dreams is critical to the success of all entrepreneurs be it a small business owner or the founder of a Fortune 500 company like Amazon.
Join Jay on his latest Black Entrepreneur Blueprint podcast episode 497 as he shares practical insights, tips, and strategies for harnessing the power of your dreams, to help you transform those dreams into reality. Tune in and let the power of your dreams guide you on the path to building a fulfilling and prosperous business.
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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR BLUEPRINT SHOW NOTES – EPISODE # 497
DREAMS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR RESULTS/FUTURE
Today we’re going to discuss the power of dreams for entrepreneurs and I’m going to give you five (5) tips and strategies to harness and protect those dreams so you can become a successful entrepreneur.
All Fortune 500 companies began with a dream, and these companies were started in a garage
- Google: Stanford University graduates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, used Susan Wójcicki’s garage, in September 1998. They worked day and night for several months and developed what we know today as Google. The main purpose of Google was to organize and maintain information on one platform so that it is available to ordinary people around the world.
- Apple: In 1976, Steve Woźniak created the first Apple computer. He then partnered with the late Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne (another partner) to launch Apple Computer Co. from Jobs’s parent’s garage.
- Amazon: In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon as an online bookstore. At that time, his garage in Bellevue, Washington was his office, warehouse, and everything else.
- He sold his first book in July 1995, and two years later in 1997. Today Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer.
- Mattel: In 1945, Elliot Handler and his wife Ruth partnered with Harold Matson and began building photo frames from their workshop. While frame making was successful, they decided to add doll furniture by using the remaining materials from picture frames.
What originally began as a side business soon developed into one of the biggest doll-making companies in the world today.
- Disney: It’s the world’s largest media conglomerate, and it all began in the summer of 1923, in a garage belonging to Robert Disney, Walt Disney’s Uncle.
1 Understand Those Dreams Were Given Specifically To You Not Anyone Else – So don’t expect others to understand or even believe in your dreams because they weren’t given to them.
2 Protect Your Dreams – Not all of your dreams are meant to be shared. Use discernment about who, if anybody you share your dreams with. Many people will become envious because you’re following your dreams, and they aren’t. Sometimes your dreams are too big for your family and loved ones to comprehend.
3 You Can Show Them Better Than You Can Tell Them –Keep your head down work in silence and let your actions speak for themselves. It’s better to be silent and let them ask you about your dreams after they see you becoming successful. When somebody else tells them about your success versus you telling them there is a big difference (outside validation is greater than tooting your own horn).
4 Don’t Subject Your Dreams To Negative People Or Negative Energy – Building a business is hard enough so don’t subject your dreams to negativity by discussing your dreams with negative people. Find a place to work on your dreams that is conducive to success and has positive energy like a WeWork space or shared office space where you have like-minded people around you with positive energy.
5 There’s Nothing Wrong With Dreaming Big But Starting Small – Remember there are steps to success so set realistic expectations for your business. Always start slow and get proof of concept for your business.