The Power of Dreaming Big: US10M to US2.5B

Richard Branson tells of an inspiring story when he wanted USD10 million to fit inflight video entertainment for the Virgin Airways fleet. He searched far and wide and no banker was willing to give him the money. Then he had a eureka moment. He phoned Boeing and placed an order for 10 Boeing 747 planes. Branson asked that they include the inflight video sets as part of the deal. Boeing agreed. The deal was worth USD2.5 billion. Isn’t it amazing that from struggling to raise USD10 million, suddenly he managed to raise USD2.5 billion. But hey that is the power of dreaming big!

A few lessons to think about:

1.    Rejection could be a sign that some people dont have capacity to handle you.
2.    Never judge the size of your goal by the amount of money it costs. Money is not the end, its just a means
3.    Money is liquid – if you have the right funnel and container, money will flow towards you
4.    Provision follows your vision

So, you know what today – go ahead dream big. Make that call. Set that appointment. Send that email. Go on that trip.

Dream BIG!

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