The recession has been hard on America. People from all walks of life have been hit hard with income losses, job layoffs, job cutbacks, retirement account losses and an uncertain future economy. Businesses have been forced to reconsider their strategies and redefine their objectives. Everyday Americans have been taking stock of their lives and reconsidering career choices and business ideas.
This aside, something good has come out of all this uncertainty. We are resourceful people and many of us are beginning to think differently about our long-range goals and how we can achieve those goals. We’ve stepped out of our comfort zones and started thinking with vision and passion. Business professionals, small business owners and entrepreneurs are taking their businesses and careers in new directions and thinking outside the box. We are certainly a determined set of folks.
For some of us, business ideas seem to flow effortlessly. Steve Jobs made it look so easy. For some, business ideas come with a vision, time, networking and lots of hard work. But one thing is for certain: we must be forward-thinkers and visionaries and take action.
Action. What a powerful word. It takes action to achieve results. It takes action to make the dream come true. Taking action is the difference between a forward-thinker and a dreamer.
Let’s take a look at Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter.com is the crowd-funding phenomenon helping small start-up companies raise capital to fund their business ideas and projects. Their most successful project is Pebble. Pebble is a small start-up from Palo Alto, California, with a great idea and no capital. The geniuses at Pebble put their e-paper watch on Kickstarter.com and raised over $11 million in less than 60 days to fund their passion. Both Kickstarter and Pebble took a dream and turned it into action and are making a gigantic difference.
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