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On April 11, 2009 there was the shock heard around the world, when a women from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland walked on stage to sing.

Just prior to singing she was asked "What's the dream?"

"I'm trying to be a professional singer?" she replied.

"And why hasn't it worked out so far Susan?"

"I've never been given a chance before, but here's hoping that it will change."

With that she went on to sing her version of I Dreamed a Dream and suddenly the world new who Susan Boyle was.

She became an overnight success and YouTube sensation and her debut I Dreamed a Dream album went on to sell over 9 million copies.

A truly remarkable story. And one that could have easily never been told had she not taken those steps to make it happen and have her voice heard.

It all came down to putting it out there and seeing what would happen; in her words "I've never been given a chance before, but here's hoping that it will change."

And that is what today's show is about, getting something out there because you never know who is going to see it.

Today I am talking to Olivier Asselin and Stefan Sobkowiak about their dream and the steps they took to make it a reality. From concept to final product we go through the making of The Permaculture Orchard.

Now you may say, Diego, that's great, but I don't make videos. And I would say, the making of the video is a metaphor for anything that you go out there and do - focusing on quality over quantity and making it happen. Just like permaculture design itself the principles are applicable to a wide range of topics.

But like anything else, it goes beyond the technique to taking the steps to actually make it happen. Ideas are great, but execution is paramount.

As Stefan says, "anytime you have an idea it really comes down to what are you going to do with it. If you just let it sit you won't know if it flies or not."

Show Notes:

Direct download: PVP056-07012014.mp3
Category:permaculture -- posted at: 7:18am PST