During our recent vacation to Park City, Utah, I was enjoying my morning coffee while overlooking a peaceful pond, and was surprised by several hot air balloons making their way high up into the sky. The colors of each balloon were bright, vivid, and unique. Some were like rainbows; others were bright red or yellow. They rose to varying heights in the sky, each one navigating their own unique path around the valley. This got me thinking about how Smart Women’s Big Ideas, dreams and goals are a lot like hot air balloons.
We all have Big Ideas, dreams, and goals that we would like to manifest and share with the world. Our dreams and ideas are unique to us and come with our own creative thoughts. Whether it’s a product, service, or book we’ve written, sometimes when we attempt our initial launch at getting our Big Idea “off the ground”, we become “stuck” or realize that it’s not happening as quickly as we would like. We feel anxious and frustrated with the seemingly slow process.
I happened to meet one of the owners of the hot air balloon company in Park City and was surprised at what’s involved in a successful flight. In order to take that glorious, colorful ride, the majority of work goes on before anyone arrives to get inside the bucket of the balloon. Teams of two or more people work together to make sure everything is ready for a safe and enjoyable flight. 50% of the energy source — the heat that creates the air to get the balloon off the ground — is used in the beginning. After the balloon gets off the ground and reaches its desired altitude, it’s smooth sailing.
How about you? What color is your dream? Have you made a decision to get your Big Idea, dream or goal “off the ground?” Have you started the process of getting everything ready to fly your idea high into the sky where others can see it and want to be a part of it either as a customer or a support system? Plato, the Greek Philosopher said, “The beginning is the most important part.” Getting a new idea “off the ground” is exciting. The beginning is a time of creativity and designing your product or service that is unique to you. It’s important to realize the amount of effort it takes to realize your own unique Big Idea, dream, or goal. It requires a lot of energy and commitment.
Here are a few solutions that can help you get it “off the ground” much easier.