I remember when I was an employee and I was at work thinking about the future. My career certainly wasn’t what it was in terms of my 20’s and I was thinking lots about the rest of my life and wanting to do something really ‘Awesome’.
The issue I had for a few years was really defining what ‘Awesome’ means in some tangible sense. As time passed I started to develop a vision of being some type of ‘Mentor’ helping people. As this thinking developed, I ended up being quite inspired by my old Marketing Mentor Greg Hudson (LinkedIn him) and that led to many of the events that you see today.
I see this happen in the successful people I know too. Quite often I see people start out at the start of their business with an idea and the ones that truly believe in it do what it takes and turn the ‘idea’ gradually into a ‘tangible’ reality.
I have been grateful to see the awesome people at ‘Ranger Jamie Tours’ do exactly that. Some years back, Jamie himself had a ‘vision’ to create a tour company and everyday he worked at it. As time passed many happy clients joined him, his friend & start-up helper Nathalie has partnered with him and they made Finalists in the 2017 NSW Business Awards (which is really hard to get – it means you are in the Top 10%).
I remember seeing Ranger Jamie Tours as an ‘idea’ discussed and now it’s a hot and a rising star in the Sydney Entrepreneur Scape. It started as something in Jamie’s mind and today it’s a growing real asset with staff, hundreds of happy clients, they get recognised around town and they are ‘business disruptors’ in the sense that they are that good it’s been changing the shape of the industry for everyone. If you meet them too you can see why.
They both are the type of people who are the 1 out of 100 in a room. The top. The best. The awesome.
My advice and thinking? Our businesses all start as visions in someone’s mind. They come to life by continual effort, steps, taking risks, proving how wrong naysayers are and of course proving our right the supportive people are in your life.
Like awesome Jamie & Nathalie, their own vision is real and it keeps getting ‘Realer’ and ‘Bigger’ by the day. Very inspirational.
If you don’t have a business yet, work on your vision and bring it to life. If you do have a business that isn’t where you want it, work on your vision and bring it to life. Ultimately it’s the unseen that guides us.
Thank you for the read, love your work Nathalie & Jamie and you stay awesome.