Billionaire Leverage Techniques: 5 Tips to
Accomplish Your Big Dream
|Have you ever had a dream so big that you had no idea
how to accomplish it? The dream is there, in the background of your
mind, gnawing at you and clamoring for your attention. |
many busy entrepreneurs, you might start to feel like the dream is
slowly dieing. With everything you have to do to generate financial
results, you never have time to focus on the dream. You are always
busy running your business, making money, taking care of your
clients, etc. Who has time to chase their dreams?
let your dream die, it affects your passion. Without passion,
running your business can start to feel like work (who wants that?).
Passion is the fuel that gets you going every day, provides the
stamina to overcome the challenges and obstacles, and inspires you
to think bigger.
Recently I saw an Oprah special called
“Building a Dream” about the launch of her Leadership Academy for
young girls in South Africa. As I watched the show, I realized that
Oprah has been visioning this school for a long time. She had
clarity about so many details -- from the uniforms to even the brick
color of the building. It has been the fuel that keeps her going
ever day, overcoming the big obstacles that have risen in running a
billion dollar empire.
We all know that Oprah is very busy
with her show and her magazine. How she brought her dream to life
and fulfilled her passion was by surrounding herself with a team of
people who could bring her vision to life.
If you study
billionaires (which I do) you will learn a special leverage
technique they all use to manifest their dreams into reality. I’ve
seen this technique used by Oprah, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and
Richard Branson. The technique: build a team to bring the vision to
Here are five tips to help you get started:
1. Stay focused on the vision. Michael Gerber’s In the
Dreaming Room covers the power of what your REAL job is (and by the
way, it’s not getting lost in the day-to-day management.) It’s all
about creating a vision so big that it pulls you forward.
Do YOUR job. Your job is to stay focused on high payoff activities.
Let others do what they do best. Bookkeeping, housecleaning, graphic
design, website updates, filtering emails and phone calls are all
low payoff activities for the average business owner yet you many
spend thousands of billable hours a month on these tasks.
Surround yourself with powerful implementers. When you leverage your
time and build a team of good people, then your dreams become real
100 times faster. Most entrepreneurs are really great with ideas but
lose traction when it comes to details and managing projects.
4. Start sooner. In completing the Virtual Team Building
Secrets interviews, one thing I found in common with all five
experts is they waited too long to build their team. It cost them
time, money and sanity. The billionaires I studied all took the risk
to build a team immediately.
5. Let go. Once you create your
power team, be sure to learn to delegate well. It doesn’t do anyone
any good if you hold the reigns too tight. A golden rule of
delegation is, “Commit to the outcome, let go of the path to get
Its time to start building YOUR team. It’s the
fastest way to create more time, free up energy and make progress in
bringing your vision to life.