Hi everyone. Last night I raised up the idea of us creating a whole new way of innovating. I know I flooded tons of stuff into that thread. Today I am working on it with a friend to clarify what I am saying.
Here are the rules we propose we innovate under. Imagine being held in such a space online to meet anyone out there on the internet who had a great idea and being pushed to do something impossible - in just 5 days! That’s the goal I set myself to complete by 7/25. I am gathering allies here at my office.
Dreams do come true.
The goal is to get crystal clear on a vision.
That vision drives innovation.
If the vision is clear, the solution becomes obvious.
The problem is not that there is not enough money.
The problem is, there is not enough passion.
That’s why everyone volunteers their time and resources, so they can leave money off the table and come to the heart of their passion.
There is enough money for any purchases. We have a fund for that.
Every project is time limited. This creates pressure to reach a solution. It frees people up to ask to participate.
Get the right people to help you solve your problem
If you hit an obstacle, you have ask from help from the most qualified person to answer your question, even if they are busy, even if they are powerful, even if they are rich, even if they are poor, even if they are busy. You have to ask.
If they say no and you know you need them, keep asking.
Question Your Assumptions
The solution you start out thinking you are creating is not the one you will end up with.
Don’t be so sure you know the answer.
Your assumptions will be clarified as you go along.
Challenge your assumptions or get the people in who can help you do it.
Communication is important.
You must be able to communicate your vision so others can understand it.
If you are not a great communicator, get someone who is.
Once they understand it, they can help you.
You have to keep pitching.
You are not alone.
Everyone is an ally.
The other person wants to help you solve the problem.
You must keep fighting for your vision, even if you do not feel safe. Request help from your safe person team if you need it but keep going.
Everyone in the world wants to help you.
Everyone must be kept safe.
Our space is not a safe space. It’s your safe space, custom built for you.
You have to rely on the people who are holding the space for you to help you. You can’t try to do it alone.
You can bring in anyone you need to keep yourself safe.
You must take responsibility for your own self care. Keep eating. Keep resting as much as possible.
Getting it right is not important.
Let your passion show.
Believe in Yourself.
You are important.
What you have to say is important.
Dreams do come true.