Do you feel like your dreams are just too big? That perhaps it’s beyond what you think you can attain?
Does your dream feel so far out of reach, you don’t even know what steps to take towards achieving it?
If so, then here are 5 steps you can do now to make that dream scalable and reachable so that the first steps to make that dream come true are clear as day for you.
1. What’s the Point?
In this dream of yours, narrow down the essence of it by answering the following question,
“What problem are you solving?”
I understand that your dream may solve many problems, but get down to the most important, most pressing issue you want to solve and name it.
2. Who is it For?
In this dream of yours, who are the people you are helping?
To find this out, close your eyes and imagine you’ve already have made your dream come true; that you are able to solve this specific problem for people. So who is coming to you for help?
What kind of people are they?
What kind of jobs do they hold?
What are their major concerns?
What are their interests?
What is important to them?
Write this stuff out. Make a list of your future clients and customers. Give them names like “Bob the electrician.”
It is important to know the people you are trying to help because then you will know where to find them.
How will you find them? Easy.
You already know what kind of jobs they have, what concerns them, and their interests. With this information, you can determine where they hang out, what magazines they probably subscribe to and what kind of events they would attend.
3. The Delivery System.
What is the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get this solution out to the people you want to help?
A good point to keep in mind is that your initial delivery system doesn’t have to be perfect; it just needs to get the job done. You can make it fancier later.
Pastor and motivational speaker Robert H. Schuller said, “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
With this in mind, will your delivery system be a brick and mortar, an online store, blog, book, ebook, video, mobile app etc.
When you think “fast, easy, and cheap,” what comes to your mind?
4. Who is in the Show?
In this dream of yours, are you by yourself or do you have other people in your dream helping you?
Close your eyes and think about this for a minute. See your dream realized and are you there alone?
If you are alone, then this is good to know off the bat. You are a one-man show. That means that the success of your dream solely relies on your ability to just do what you say.
If you see others helping you, then list these people out. Are they partners, employees, contractors, developers etc.?
Here is another way to use the fast, easy and cheap model.
Who can help you achieve your dream faster? Who won’t cost a fortune and you can easily work with?
Write their names down.
Perhaps you may know some of them personally or you may already know offhand that you will be using freelancers.
5. The Next Step.
Using the information you gathered from thinking about Steps 1-4, write down your next step.
Your next step may be:
- Looking for a property space.
- Registering a domain name.
- Writing down the book title.
- Calling up a friend to talk about your dream to see if they want to be a part of it.
- Researching how much it would cost to hire a virtual assistant or app developer.
- Start spending time where your potential customers and talking to them about their problems.
- Check out your competitors to see what delivery systems they are using.
After concertedly thinking about the questions that were raised through this 5 step system, the first few steps to making your big dreams come true should be quite easy for you to see.
Now follow through and do something your future self will thank you for!