Last week was a big week for Vela Adventures. We threw a “we’re really doing it” launch party, invited everyone we knew and celebrated our new venture with family and friends, new and old. The feeling of taking an idea that was founded over a good glass of wine with a dear friend and, four months later, throwing a party to officially announce that our idea has taken root and grown – it’s literally indescribable.
So, as we revel in the possibility that lies before us we can’t help but think about all of the unique and incredible ideas that are currently living in the minds of people. Ideas that could really impact someone’s life, in small ways and enormous ones. Ideas that may not be ready to be shared by their owners due to
lack of support, lack of resources or of fear.
And, we totally get that. There is a lot to be scared of when you have this idea that you’ve nurtured and loved and kept hidden…and then it’s released. There’s the “what ifs” and the “buts” of course, but there’s also the “no’s” and the “whys” and the “no ways.” When we started to go ‘live’ with the idea of Vela we faced those same obstacles. We even had one insurance agent ask “do these people really know what they are doing?”
However, even with all the naysayers and the obstacles that may stand in your way there’s an even bigger network of supporters. Be it non-profit organizations like SCORE or government agencies like the SBA, there’s loads of professional resources out there to help you make your idea a reality. And, what surprised us most, were the businesses and friends who have become our biggest advocates. So much support and assistance has truly surprised and enlivened us.
If you are out there with an idea fluttering around in your mind we challenge you to release it! We want you to know that there’s so much support to help you make your dream a reality that, if you take the chance and trust yourself, there will be more people than you know cheering you on. Including Vela Adventures!
Vela is all about fun and adventure!