Winter 2019 the moment came that life’s vision became focused on the present moment. Knowing that everything else is completely out of our control. Tapping into the now allowed us to navigate to today. Out of nowhere the world stopped. Pandemonium had come into play around every space that existed. I will never forget the day in late winter of 2020 as I crutched into a grocery store and people were literally in a full blown state of fear, panic and worry. Humans fighting over bags of frozen green beans, humans storing hundreds of bags of potato chips and don’t forget the TP crisis. The state of human suffering within the isle of frozen goods was seared deep into my souls consciousness. Large fridges emptied with frozen blue light reflecting off the white aisle floor. Carts overflowing with random assortments of goods no one would ever want to consume.
There were times my mind questioned if this was the end. The beautiful moment was when I sat in a run down Nations waiting for a burger my heart spoke and said this is actually the start. Life is all about perspective. Over the course of the next six harrowing months everything that I relentlessly positioned for and pursued ended. Jobs were nonexistent. Classes had been forced online. Friends walked away. People died.
Fear started to creep into every nook and cranny of existence. The world had gone mad. Untamed minds obsessing over the thought. Minds obsessing over the thought. The previous sentence is deep truth. Any time we consume and sit with thoughts they become our reality. Soon the world became self proclaimed professionals in medical and science. Thankfully my network was extremely strong, the pedigree that encompassed my existence were bred with that dog mentality. This is the pivot point: maximize now or sit in fear.
Day in day out with no income, no path the practice of living the dream started. Application by application. Rejection by rejection. Day by day. Moment by moment. We built. We learned. We grew.
September 2020 a lead came in by a good friend. ‘Come work with me’, now this guy had preached of this start up for years prior that they were destined for greatness yet aren’t all people optimistic of what they have. Still living by the minds guidance the ego within felt too much risk and feared this would be a bad move. How delusional is that thought, when the circumstances were already dire. At that time I was near homeless, unemployed and barely making ends meet yet the fear of risk was going to stop me from taking the first optimal lead.
Three interviews later. Offer accepted the journey began. There is no such scenario as luck. Reality is that job opportunity was created two years prior when B and I were sitting in that class. My truth spoke to his being. My actions seared into his existence a referral that I never expected or even was looking for. How we act is how our future unfolds.
I remember how excited my team was celebrating five figures to close a quarter that year. The celebrations were as if we had just won the pennant for the first time. Times were fresh, exciting and built off of a relentless grit to maximize each effort forward through strategy and guidance of industry leaders tenured and seasoned in the craft of building a product for customers via customers. Our foundation was our customers and prospects needs not ours. Early on they would say look at ourselves not our competitors.
Over the course of the next seven days my team and I will close seven figures in business for a week. While in the midst of a growing fear of terrible economic recession. There is always another fear to arise but in the midst of the pain remember to celebrate the blessings as there are just as many.
Through countless personal failures, hardships, trauma today I am aware of such blessings in this space. To be able and willing to write. To share experience based truths to the unknown world solely for someone who may read to see their own truth.
Today reflect on a period of time. See the wins. Accept the losses and learn from your failures so that you’re able to witness the dream you’re ultimately living.