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TeamWork to make your DreamWork

Derrick Banks

In the last blog post I talked about the 4 step process I use to transform my dreams into reality.  In this post I am going to talk about how having a great team definitely made the process easier. I am going to illustrate the process of DreamWork - and how it works seamlessly with TeamWork so that you can have a visual in your mind so that you can get started on accomplishing your dreams today.

When I first looked at the outside of Freshly Faded before any of the work was done,  I thought to myself, wow thats one ugly looking storefront, which meant that It had unlimited potential.  It was  easier to dream up an idea of what I wanted for the outside of the shop because staring at a blank canvas enabled my mind to draw directly from its inner creativity.

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Next I consulted with a beautiful mind by the name of Kaya. Together we spoke the vision for the outside of the shop into existence. She says all goals should be S.M.A.R.T. ( Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time oriented.) So we said "the outside of Freshly Faded will be fitted with wood paneling, The font that we used on the website and the logo will be used on the sign outside the shop which also will be made of wood. Each letter will be a foot long and evenly spaced. It will be done by the end of the month."

Next I wrote it down and created a mock up of it in photoshop. The dream became more real then. And I knew we were even closer to success.

Photoshop Mock up of Freshly Faded

Photoshop Mock up of Freshly Faded

Now I had to actually assemble a team of builders and doers. First I got lucky and the landlord decided to do the buildout of the wood paneling with some of the laborers he used in the past on some other projects of his. Next I had to find someone or a company to actually build the wooden block letters for the sign.  After realizing signage was a lot more expensive than we originally thought, we decided we would do it ourselves. So, my trusty companion Kaya, once again came to the rescue and found a company online who would build and paint the block letters for us. But we took it upon ourselves to handle the painting job, saved us some $$$, plus we wanted in on the process, after all it was our brain child.  

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After the wood paneling was up, and the block letters were all hand painted (spray paint) Kaya and I looked up and realized another limitation. I've never climbed on a ladder before and drilled block letters into wood paneling and neither had she.  So we decided to add another person to our team. Her dad "Papa" as they affectionately call him (who just so happens to be a carpenter) was up for the challenge and put the finishing touches on the sign.

 

 

As the job was completed Kaya and I took a step back and stood in astonishment as we witnessed the physical manifestation of our dream. That day we gave birth to our first child. An Idea!

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears" - Richard Wilkins 

So start dreaming and let go of your fear of failing. If you can conceive it then it can be done!

Thank you for your time.

D.Banks