Your Dreams Should Be Real
As entrepreneurs, we all have dreams, goals and aspirations. However, those dreams and aspirations often remain as dreams because we could never figure out how to properly execute a plan to make our dreams a reality.
In this episode of the Making Bank podcast, we welcome guest Jerome Meyers. Jerome once worked in corporate America at a construction company and was part of a team responsible for building a $20 million division. However, he always believed that there was more to be gained from life, but being a part of corporate America wasn’t helping him satisfy that itch, and that’s why he chose to quit his job and become an entrepreneur. Now, Jerome is a corporate America dropout who has become one of the world’s most sought-after Thought Leaders and real estate entrepreneurs in the multifamily development space. He founded and developed his company, the Meyers development group, and has been able to build a multimillion-dollar portfolio following the principles of his Myers method. As a developer of people and places, Jerome has lived out his childhood dreams of helping people manifest the things they could once only imagine and create social proof that dreams can be real. Today, Jerome is the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Dream Catchers, which is a podcast hosted by Jerome that tells the stories of others that have also been able to escape the “matrix.” Through these entities, Jerome works closely with others just like him and helps them exit the matrix too.
On the podcast, Jerome goes into detail about his personal journey of leaving corporate America and becoming an entrepreneur. He also talks about why your inspiration and dreams are essential for success and why you should be genuinely passionate about your work.
After embarking on the journey himself, Jerome has learned quite a lot about what it takes to become an entrepreneur and start your own business from the ground up. These are the top three things that Jerome learned on his journey:
1. Don’t Try To Figure Out Everything On Your Own
Most entrepreneurs that start from the ground up are used to doing things independently because when they started as entrepreneurs, most of them had to teach and train themselves to run their business. However, figuring out everything on your own is the most inefficient and ineffective method any entrepreneur can use. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and there will inevitably be some things that you have to figure out on your own. But some things aren’t worth the effort of trying to do it yourself. Learn to be efficient and effective as an entrepreneur. Our time is limited, so rather than trying to pick up everything from scratch, use your resources and hire someone that can do the work for you. By doing this, you’ll be able to save time, effort and, in some cases, even your money. Utilize people that have already figured things out, and you’ll realize how much further you’ll be able to get without trying to learn and master something new.
2. Nobody Is Self Made
The second most important thing that Jerome learned expands on the first point. A lot of entrepreneurs like to say that they are self-made. However, the truth is that no one is actually self-made. At some point in our lives, we must rely on someone else to help us get ahead. In reference to the first point — you shouldn’t be trying to figure out everything on your own. When people say they’re self-made, it’s less of the truth and more of them praising themselves for what they accomplished. Knowing how to be humble and always stay in a position where you can learn from others is essential. It’s not impossible to be a lone wolf, but you can’t replace the support you get from having someone else accompany you on your entrepreneurship journey. Find someone you can trust — someone you can look up to and have confidence in because you know they’ll always have your best interest in mind. If you’re able to find someone like that, then you’re putting yourself in a position where it’s extremely difficult for you to fail and give up because you’ll always have the support and guidance you need.
3. Believe In Your Dreams
Finally, Jerome’s third and most important lesson is to wholeheartedly believe in your dreams. No matter how crazy or outlandish your dreams are, as an entrepreneur, you need to believe that your dream can one day be your reality. No doubt there are going to be people that will try to sway you. They may tell you that your dreams are too big or impossible, and some might call you crazy. But you owe it to yourself to believe in your dreams, especially when no one else will. The only way things will actually start happening for you is when you’re fully convinced and convicted that your dreams can be real. Many people dream small because they’re afraid of failure and what others may think or say about them. But that’s why those people never get that far in life; they’re too scared to leave the comforts of the known and don’t believe in themselves or their dreams enough. Get out of your comfort zone and believe in yourself and your dreams with conviction — that’s your key to success. And once you taste success and freedom, it’ll change your life forever.