Ideas are good. Quite possibly a new currency of sorts, but with out follow through your idea is just that–An idea. I had a dear friend invite me over to his home last night to pitch me on the next “Facebook.” At 11pm I hopped out of the shower and headed over. He promised me he wouldn’t “waste my time.” I let him know any amount of time I spend with him is always a pleasure and to never say that again.
I have to give it to him…It’s a fantastic business concept and the idea is something we can definitely execute on. I don’t know about it being the next “Facebook”, but it can definitely monetize. There’s currently demand for the service and it wouldn’t be too hard to start.
After a 20 minute pitch he asks me if I’m in? I said, sure, I’d be happy to help, but this is your project. You run with this one. I have my hands full with three business commitments that I have to finish. He turns to me and says. “I have to do more?”
In movies that glorify entrepreneurship they give you a little taste of the individuals background, about 10 minutes on the work they did to get funding and then focus on the hollywood part of the story; The lavish cars, condos, yachts, party scene, etc. Unfortunately for us all of the real work is done during the boring part of the movie they never show.
Have an idea? Great.
Ideas are a dime a dozen.
Are you willing to dedicate your life to make sure you see it grow from idea to concept, to paper, through funding and then to the masses? If so, that’s something I’m definitely interested in.