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by sbriggman » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:01 am

Hey :),

I hope you've been enjoying this forum and been getting some good tips or bits of advice as to how to launch a better Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign!

I want you to feel like this is a place that you can call home while you're running a crowdfunding campaign.

Here's my question for you: What is your dream and why do you want to achieve it?

I don't believe in mediocrity, but I do acknowledge that achieving your dream is HARD work.

I think that by sharing some of our dreams, we can help and inspire each other to achieve them.

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by sbriggman » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:17 am

I'll go first. I have a lot of dreams, but one of my top dreams is to inspire people.

When I was 19 years old, I volunteered at a nonprofit organization called Little Friends For Peace. It was an after school education organization that helped introduce at-risk students to positive mentors and good examples. This was part of the community service fraternity that I was a part of.

There was a point in time where I was talking with a young kid (maybe 10 or 11) who admired my athletic skills (haha we played a lot at recess) and achievement, at that time, in business.

He kept asking me questions like "So how do I start a business." "How to I get money to do this." Remember, he was 10!

I realized at that moment that I, as a simple ordinary individual, could inspire him and make him realize what was possible.

Simply by believing in him and giving him the knowledge to understand the business world, I could make an impact in his life. How amazing is that?

And now, money is no longer an obstacle to achieving your dreams.

It really makes me angry when we buy the narrative that the media tells us about our career path, or when we don't pursue our passions.

It makes me angry because I know for a fact that people are capable of so much more. It makes me angry when people settle.

We live in the best time in the history of the world. We live in a time where we can get funding for our passion and create a product that will impact thousands, if not millions of people.

I have a lot of dreams, but one of my major ones is to be on the cutting edge and to be the catalyst for change in our world.

In the course of my career, even if I can help bring one life-changing product into the world through my blog, podcast, etc, then the world will be a better place.

I don't know if I'll achieve that goal or to what degree I'm changing the lives of crowdfunders and entrepreneurs, but that's my dream. What's yours?
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by MikeDelgado » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:27 am

My dream is to be a famous game designer.

Not just someone who makes games for money. I want to earn money from it why not. But I want to create
quality games that people like.
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by JayAbundez » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:01 am

My dream is to help make people aware of their individuality , if anyones interested in that aswell thats my movement for my future campaign :D
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by Alicanto » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:59 am

Oh man, I have many dreams:

Travel the world (currently living in Brazil) and I have been to 9 countries
Become a published and well known author
Become a diplomat - long term, be an ambassador? That would be super cool!

Plus I have some business ideas that I want to get started.
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by skooby » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:15 am

When I was a kid (age 10) I wanted to create video games for a living. I have created many video games for other people. Mostly Sports Games... Which is not what I had in mind. Maybe I should have been more specific when I was a kid.

At Age 45 I have just launched my first Kickstarter and on my way to fulfilling my childhood dream!
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by JPTAC » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:44 am

That is quite a loaded question! But I understand the thought behind it….we want to share our dreams and inspire others. I think that is a good way to put positive energy out there and to push someone that might be struggling. I'm sure we all are in some way…but I digress

For my dream I have always wanted to own my own business. Truly since I was very young I have always been trying to find my way to achieve that dream; but I understand now that I have had some life experience out there in the world that it's not just about owning a business. At this stage in my life it is about achieving so much more that just that. My business now has to:

1.) Make me feel good about the products that I create
2.) Give me freedom of expression
3.) Make me feel like I am happy when I wake up that I do what I do for a living
4.) Make products that make other people happy (which in turn makes me happy)
5.) Produce something that will help myself and others
6.) Pays the bills and put food on the table for my family
7.) Gives me a challenge but doesn't add too much stress
8.) Allows me to work with people like me that I can relate to

So that sort of feeds into why I am on Kickstarter at the moment. It's just such a great platform with such a good community behind it. I currently work in finance but I'm looking to make a lasting change. I can't wait to share my ideas and there is no better feeling knowing that others out there find joy in using the end product that represents those ideas. Thanks for anyone that took the time to read this!
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by Simonklam » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:23 pm

My dream would definitely be to work full time in the film industry! I'm currently freelancing with projects around the area, but it's really hard to find any stable and long term work really. I honestly think it's amazing to be able to work in your passion, and be paid for it as well! So that's definitely my dream.
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by sbriggman » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:10 pm

My dream is to be a famous game designer. Not just someone who makes games for money. I want to earn money from it why not. But I want to create quality games that people like.


Awesome! Games have the power to change lives and really become a piece of the fabric of our culture. I used to play age of empires a lot on PC and, believe it or not, met one my teammates that works with me through gaming sites when we were younger. That's what's cool about great games. They form a community.

I also used to be a huge Halo, 007, xbox gamer. Some of my best memories as a kid were having everyone over to have a massive game of the original Halo.

My dream is to help make people aware of their individuality , if anyones interested in that aswell thats my movement for my future campaign :D


I think individuality is different from culture to culture. In the west, we put a lot of emphasis on it. In the east, from what I've read, it's more of a group dynamic. But, at the same time, in corporate america, it almost feels like people are de-individualized. They're taught not to showcase our personality as much.

Would be curious to see where you go with this mission. Start a blog! ;) Or a podcast.

Travel the world (currently living in Brazil) and I have been to 9 countries
Become a published and well known author
Become a diplomat - long term, be an ambassador? That would be super cool!

Plus I have some business ideas that I want to get started.


What's your business idea? It would be super cool to be a well-known author. That's might also be something that I try to do in my future, just because I love sharing information! I don't have enough tact to be a good diplomat, though with my podcast and the public speaking I've done in the last few years, I've learned that I love talking to groups.

When I was a kid (age 10) I wanted to create video games for a living. I have created many video games for other people. Mostly Sports Games... Which is not what I had in mind. Maybe I should have been more specific when I was a kid.


You should connect with MikeDelgado!

For my dream I have always wanted to own my own business. Truly since I was very young I have always been trying to find my way to achieve that dream; but I understand now that I have had some life experience out there in the world that it's not just about owning a business. At this stage in my life it is about achieving so much more that just that.


I read the rest of your post on the values that you want to instill in your company, and that you believe in as an entrepreneur. Very cool!

I personally have learned a lot from the lifestyle business movement, which is about not just making a great business or product that people love, but also creating a great life.

For those that are reading, if all you're doing is making money, then you're setting yourself up for unfilled "success," and longterm failure. I've made this mistake with my first few companies where I poured hours and hours into projects that I didn't fully believe in. I just thought it was "sexy" to do a startup or to be an entrepreneur.

Boy, have I changed my views on that over the years. I have a lot of the same values and core principles that you've mentioned. The only thing that I'd add is that I want to do things at scale. I enjoy helping people one-on-one, but what gets me super excited is when I can create one thing, like an ebook, or a forum like this, that helps thousands of people.

My dream would definitely be to work full time in the film industry! I'm currently freelancing with projects around the area, but it's really hard to find any stable and long term work really. I honestly think it's amazing to be able to work in your passion, and be paid for it as well! So that's definitely my dream.


I think that more and more, non-traditional platforms and mediums are the best way to break into established industries, like the film industry.

Think of how many Vine, youtube, and, probably soon enough, snapchat stars there are out there. The way in which talent is discovered is rapidly changing. I'm not an expert in this area, but I feel like many actors are incorporated into films simply because of financial reasons. The actors will promote the film to their audience, boost ticket sales, etc. Not necessarily because of creative reasons.

Sometimes I wonder if artists really want to collaborate with Justin Beiber on an album, or that they know that the more celebrities that they incorporate into the album, the more free promotion they'll get and they'll access fanbases they didn't previously have access to.

That's a long way of saying it's more important than ever to start building your audience from scratch with independent content, whether that's youtube videos, podcasts, blogging, or live broadcasts (how iJustine, who is a youtuber, increased her fame).

Kickstarter is an awesome way to do that!
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by binspired » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:33 pm

After many years working in a business I no longer enjoyed I decided 2015 was going to be my year. So I am living my dream now. A career change in my 30s and I went back to school to study professional coaching.
I want to help other people achieve their dreams so that's why I just launched a goals planner on kickstarter to help everyone map out their goals and get organized.
Achieve your goals & dreams in 2016!
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