I am an avid lover of luxury homes. As a matter of fact MTV Cribs is probably one of my top 3 favorite tv shows to watch. I love how an architect can come up with such intricate designs and create something so great out of nothing. Yet no matter how big, beautiful, and luxurious that home is, it must be built on a strong and sturdy foundation. Our ideas, businesses, visions our much like these beautiful homes. They are large, luxurious, awesome sights to behold. They can even be a little intimidating to others when you share with them what you are working toward. Even in all this greatness or potential greatness, many of us forget or try to forgo one important element in the establishment of our long term goals and that is the need to build a solid foundation. No matter how great your dream, vision, or business is, it will not stand a chance if it is not built on the right foundation. Foundation in this context represents consistency. Before we begin the task of building up our mansion ideas, we must first lay the groundwork of strong character, integrity, healthy relationships, information, applied knowledge, and financial capital. Without these elements in place, our businesses will crumble before we execute our business plans. We must first develop a system that incorporates the elements that I mentioned above into a daily lifestyle. The cultivation of these elements will provide us with the necessary foundation to not only build our businesses, but to also live, prosper, and leave a legacy in them. Strong character, integrity, healthy relationships, information, applied knowledge,and financial capital are not gained over night. It takes consistency in working toward these attributes each day to have what is needed to launch your vision. I would love to hear your thoughts.