Tribetan’s mission is to transform the world by unleashing the power of imagination within all 7 billion of us. Our goal is that the entrepreneurial skill set of turning imagination into reality is as well known as reading, writing and math. Why? Because the new way, different way and better way always starts in the imagination; and the Tribetan Method teaches everyone how to make their imagination real.
The Tribetan Method is a seven step process that teaches the entrepreneurial skillset of turning imagination into reality. It begins with core beliefs, mindset, and imagination; and ends with cultivating determination, endurance and developing an experimentation mindset. In the Tribetan universe consistent practice is more important than perfection.
The Tribetan Method is simple to learn, yet many times hard to do. But our framework is not about easy; it is about a big goal being possible and an idea being doable. A summary of the framework is as follows:
01 Core Beliefs
02 Your Dream
03 Tell Your Story
04 Attract Your Tribe
06 Maintain Faith
07 Practice Read More
“It all seems impossible, until it is done”
Your beliefs have creative power and are the foundation of your perception of the world around you and how it operates. The Tribetan Method relies heavily on collaboration and faith in others in order to work.
Therefore to get results, you must take on two core beliefs (1 )the belief that we are all connected in this world, and (2) the belief that others will show up to help you along the way.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
The new way and better way always starts in the imagination. In the Tribetan Universe we take your imagination very seriously. Your dreams matter and are possible for you. Converting to goals and tasks come later. Why, because once you start thinking about it as a goal, you put limits on yourself.
A dream might be to build a million dollar bakery. Or to switch careers. Or to close Series A financing or a first customer. Play with the dream, sketch it, journal a description of it. Write a poem. This is just for you to connect to what the dream is and why you want it. The story you will tell to others comes later.
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Storytelling is a key part of making your dreams come true. Why? Because you will need others to connect with your dream in order to get help and resources. Many times all you will have in the beginning is the story.
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
It’s your tribe that will help you realize your dream. You may have to wear a few hats, but you can’t wear all of them. In business we refer to the tribe as an ecosystem –of employees, partners, investors and customers. What’s most important is that it is a tribe of believers. You must attract your tribe. Don’t hunt for that big shiny coin.
Instead become a storyteller and see who believes in you and your dream. Work with them, you will be more successful with an ecosystem that has opted in.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Creating something from nothing is hard work. It is impossible to do it alone. The bigger the dream the more help you will need. That is why you have a tribe to help you, especially when you are stuck. In my decades of being an entrepreneur I have never seen someone have their idea stolen, then taken to market and then scaled.
About 2 products are ever launched for every 3,000 ideas, only 10% of new ideas receive patents, only 5% of patents ever make it to market and about 2% of patents issued are ever a commercial success. The good news is that the risk is less than 1% that someone will steal you idea and be a market success; the bad news is that your odds are the same. Your great risk is failure, collaborating gives you a fighting chance. Read More
“Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force; he who knows this is ready to become something higher and stronger than a mere bundle of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations; he who does this has become the conscious and intelligent wielder of his mental powers.”
–As A Man Thinketh
Products and companies don’t fail, people do. Suffering is part of the journey. The Tribetan Method teaches the innovator how to cultivate both the optimism and the physical stamina to endure.
“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience, it is necessary for us to do the opposite; that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
The straight line only exists in the past. When creating something from nothing, innovators experience a storm of chaos, periodically hitting a milestone – a first customer or a round of funding. We know we can’t beat the storm, we just actively try to stay in the eye of it. Then when we reach the end, we look back and tell the story of the milestones as if the journey was a straight line. But that straight line doesn’t exist in the present or the future, it only exists in the story of the past.
To get to the destination of your dream you must rehearse, practice, experiment and try! You take the first step from a place of faith. You tell the story imperfectly, you find maybe one believer, you work on some part of the dream, you try to maintain faith, horribly. You fail, misstep and then start another cycle of practice. Screw up and then rise up, be determined to do it a little better. Use the mistakes to refine; use the successes to reinforce your journey. And with each cycle, you hit a milestone. At first, small ones, like a prototype. Read More