03.18.20164 min read

5 Things You Need to Read: The Big Dreams Edition

What makes us humans great is our ability to have a vision and to then bring it to fruition.

It’s the basic premise for why we create art, or the impetus for engineering, or for why people start small businesses, or run for public office.

Big or small, we all do it in one way or another. It’s pretty awesome, if you think about it.

Every year, we have a little cultural phenomenon called “New Year’s Resolutions,” in which we all dream up a goal for ourselves and collectively watch to see whom will actually accomplish the dream within the year. Statistically, it’s pretty abysmal: only 8 percent accomplish their resolution.


So, when it comes to those bigger, bolder life goals, the challenges will only be greater, the success rate even lower, but the payoff can be exponentially more rewarding. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five inspirational articles to help you think through your big dreams and goals for yourself and for your business to help you get that much closer to achieving greatness.

How to Finally Launch Your Dream Business in 2016 (via @Inc

Whether you’ve always wanted to leave the 9-to-5 life and start a dream business of your own, or you have one more business idea that you’re ready to add to your serial entrepreneur portfolio, Alexa von Tobel is someone deserving of your attention. Having launched LearnVest in the heart of the recession, she knows a thing or two about making your small business dream come true.

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Why Every Company Needs a Dream Manager (via @Entrepreneur)

This great article at Entrepreneur presents the case why it’s invaluable for businesses to support the dreams of their employees. It’s one of the greatest ways to grow your company’s people. Oh, and by the way, this article uses Infusionsoft as a case study. We love to walk the walk.

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5 Priceless Lessons In Collaboration, Risk Taking, And Motivation (via @FastCompany

So, let’s say you’ve nailed down one (or more) dream(s) that you want to pursue. How do you actually make a dream come true?

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Assuming you don’t have a Jiminy Cricket in your life to sing you a motivational song, you ought to check out this article in which best-selling author Charles Duhigg offers lessons from “Saturday Night Live”, “Frozen”, and the Marines in stretching beyond your comfort zone. 

Should You Give Up on Your New Dream? (via @HarvardBiz

Knowing when to pull the plug on a dream is one of the most important aspects to following your ambitions. At what point does the hard work of chasing a dream turn into a waste of time and energy.

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This thoughtful nugget from the Harvard Business Review can help answer that very question.

Give Up and Go Up Goals (via @ThisIsSethsBlog)

This little nugget of wisdom from guru, Seth Godin can be your mantra. Surround yourself with people who support your going up goals.

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