Getting others on board with your initiative is nearly impossible if you haven’t made it clear:
- What it is they are joining; and,
- Why it is that you need them.
The only way to do it without preparing is to con them – to manipulate the pitch so they believe you have got it together. To fake it.
Looking to others for help and investment isn’t weakness it’s smart. This is particularly true when we are just embarking on something for the first time. The chances we have everything we need – all the means at our disposal - from the get go is so uncommon it’s not helpful to work towards. Instead, we should work on what we can do – dream, clarify and paint the picture. The more detail – the more REAL you make it – the more it seems possible. Add a sense of excitement to it and we have a fighting chance others will be asking us to join.
The tricky part is that to achieve this we have to work like its real before it is. This is another way to say we have to have some delusion upfront in order to bring fancy to fruition.