Dreamers. That’s what they call people who start a business of their own. It’s not a compliment, either. Now, Jason Calacanis, a wild and successful online entrepreneur, posts about being a savvy dreamer.
These people are:
“the winners who understand that nothing great is ever achieved without sacrifice and perseverance. These are the folks that the knowledgeable skeptics hate and the slow masses adore. They are the Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Larry Page, and Sergey Brins of the world.”
To help his readers, most of whom are entrepreneurs, he describes the people they’re likely to meet as they start talking about their business ideas. His categories:
The slow masses (70% of people you meet)
The knowledgeable skeptics (about 20%)
The savvy dreamers (the final 10%)
He suggests that entrepreneurs hang out with other savvy dreamers, especially in your first year.
“In year one you want to spend time with these folks and you want them involved in your business. The involvement of the savvy dreamers will create excitement around what you’re doing and they will pull the masses and skeptics even deeper into your world. They will help stay positive, they will give you ideas for free, and they will brainstorm with you for hours on end.”
Could we have a mastermind of savvy dreamers in the NM business…without all of them trying to constantly recruit each other? Or is that just a pipe dream?