Dreaming is one thing. Executing and making dreams a reality is another. Most people have the dreaming down, it’s the executing the dream into a physical business or idea that people struggle with. I’m a dreamer. The one thing I learned very early in my career is that my dreams can frustrate those I am trying to bring in to help me facilitate it. What I have realized is, as a dreamer you have to be very careful who you share your dream with in the early stages. You need to make sure the people you share it with can handle it if it just stays a dream and never becomes a reality.
Also, you have to be cautious of those you ask to help make that dream a reality. Every great task takes people to help accomplish it. I’ve never had a dream where I did not need others to help me accomplish it. Early on, my passion for what I was doing allowed me to have tons of people that wanted to be part of my vision. The only problem was, I had poor execution and burned a lot of bridges on the ideas that never came to fruition.
So here are a few tips that will help you make your dreams into a reality and not bring frustration to those that want to help make it happen:
- Move slowly.
- Throughly test your ideas before you bring people in to help you.
- Be up front. Make sure you let those know that want to be part of your dream that it’s a dream and may not work out exactly how you communicate it.
- Clearly Communicate the level of risk with everyone involved!