Several years ago we were meeting with an angel investor who was interested in buying a stake in Third Coast Sports. During our discussion he said something that I will never forget.
“There isn’t a shortage of money out there…only a shortage of good ideas.”
With apologies to those of you who were standing at the end of your driveways last Friday morning waiting for the 8 a.m. delivery of High’s Lights, I was actually in Disney World. For those of you that know me best, you know it took a supernatural event – in this case Santa Claus – to get me there.
I saw the sign pictured above near the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area. If you’re reading this in text only version, it said:
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
I sat down and Googled a few questions I had about Disney World.
47 square miles of land. Four theme parks More than 66,000 employees. $1.2 billion payroll. $474 million in benefits. More than 50 million visitors last year.
All because a man named Walt Disney had a dream…..and acted on that dream.
I often wonder what the dreams of believers look like – the kind of dreams that would impact the Kingdom of Kingdoms. A few I’ve had….
* Movie house that would use today’s computer animation technology to retell the great events of the Bible
* Farm where work ethic is taught to underprivileged youth through crops, livestock and other chores
* New set of Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth series with creation-themed narration
* Private, Jesus-centered K-12 school in downtown Nashville with rigorous academics; similar model to New Hope Academy in Franklin where half of the seats in the school are reserved for low income students who can’t pay
What are your dreams?