Wow! What an awesome movie that line is from, about a man who just listened to the whisper of a voice and started to chase a wild dream. I recall watching the movie, Field of Dreams, in the theater like it was yesterday.
Many times building multi-level businesses I was reminded of the idea of keeping that dream out there and working for it. The dream and your goals to build on it daily are what make people successful.
But let’s talk about the myth side of building a business and starting out as an entrepreneur. Sure, there are many success stories out there about someone who just left the job, walked away, started a new venture, and made it successful.
But the hard fact and the myth today is that if you do this, it’s not going to just come to you. I, as well as many other entrepreneur coaches out there, will be the first to tell you not to quit the job, not to just walk out in blind faith and expect the path to appear.
The truth is you that, while you have to build success for the many who are going to be with you in the long run, you must first build something to support yourself before you take the jump. Even today, I was talking with my friend, Kate, who wants to just go out and sing, but cannot support herself doing it. We talked about how she must work at something for a while and build an income that will support her first.
The idea behind my coaching is to build the solid plan to get you from that job you hate to working for yourself and building the business and dream lifestyle you want. But there are many factors to building it before they will come.
Many have to totally clean out their lives, remove years of clutter and things that cause the clutter. The ideal is to build a residual income that will pay your bills – but after you have reduced those bills initially through work and planning. Then you use your creative side to find ways to build your income once you have the structure set.
I work with clients to make a plan to accomplish this, work to make it happen, and keep on target to achieve the dreams they come to me with. Many times I meet those people who have already taken the jump, and now find they have no money and so they attempt to make it without a coach because they consider this an expense that isn’t worth it. The first excuse they put up is, “I have no money to pay a coach.”
In that position, you cannot afford not to have coach. So if you are considering taking that jump and hoping the path will appear in front of you, maybe it’s time to set up a consultation with a coach. Any dream worth doing is worth doing right. If you build it they will come, but it takes a while for them to come, so you better have a plan before you take that jump.
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ’n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to take action and start living your dream. Are you ready to change and make 2013 rock?