OK, I want to tell you about a very strange dream I had the other night, but before I get into the details, I should set the stage a little bit.
I'm not sure about any other "soul" proprietors out there, but I'm guessing that others may have those moments of doubt about whether or not we made the right decisions to leave safe, comfortable, secure jobs with a sure paycheck. OK, maybe it's only me, in which case you'll just have to use your imagination.
After having my taxes done last week, I had a moment of panic when I realized that I hadn't planned well enough to get this year's taxes paid. On my way home from that fateful meeting - I remember at exactly which intersection I was stopped - I thought to myself, "I just can't do this anymore. This is too stressful ... I just want to get a job. I can't do this alone." I think I literally took my hands off the steering wheel and looked up when I thought to myself - "I can't do this alone."
Well, after about five minutes of that "poor me" thought process, I decided that I just needed a new perspective. I got back to my home office and had a very interesting phone conversation with someone I was put into contact with by a mutual acquaintance. He told me on the phone that his business is going so well (he's also a "soul" proprietor) that he doesn't think he can do it alone anymore. He's looking for a "partner" or an "affiliate" or someone to help him with his work. Hmmmmm.
So here's where the dream comes in. Before I went to sleep that night I was thinking about a Wayne Dyer CD I had been listening to earlier in the week. On that CD he talked about how he wants to take babies who are unwanted and put them into families where they are raised with no doubt about their purpose in the world. He says on this CD that we let our belief systems get in the way of what we KNOW and the message I kept hearing from him was "no doubt." We've got to get rid of the doubt in our lives. Who told us we can't teleport ourselves from one place to the other, he asks on the CD. We just don't believe we can, so we can't.
So that night I dreamt about a really big mansion with a huge green lawn in front of it. The lawn just kind of melded into a big blue lake out in front of the mansion. I was walking out of the mansion onto the lawn, and just kept walking out onto the lake. I was actually walking ON the lake. I remember in my dream looking back to the mansion and seeing people on the porch. I was thinking in my head as I was walking ON the lake "no doubt, no doubt, no doubt" and I was motioning to the people on the porch to come out and join me ON the lake.
I remember waking up early the next morning and being really jazzed about the dream. Although I thought, after having my taxes done, that I was going to be sunk, I just need to keep believing in myself and my purpose, by telling myself "No Doubt" and I will be able to keep my head above water.
I'm committed to building my business and inviting others to join me in my quest to raise the level of our small talk in our homes, churches, school, businesses. When we start having conversations about things that matter, we will automatically invite others to do the same. I know I can't do it alone, but I can do what I can do.
When I think about, I'm never really alone anyway, am I? It's a great feeling! C'mon. Join me and we can do anything.