I had a dream that one day I’d be fabulously successful.
I was either going to own my own business, or I was going to be the CEO of a really big (like, Fortune 10) company. Both would provide dramatically different lifestyles, and the latter would be really challenging to have a family life also (I assumed).
I figured the “own my own business” route was just about impossible, at least to acheive the crazy things I thought I wanted in life. So I did the right stuff to be a CEO of a company… business degree, MBA, solid first job, etc.
Things went well until that day. You know the day I’m talking about – for me it was the week of Friday the 13th, in January of 2006.
I started my job search, which didn’t go well.
I also started this crazy little website called JibberJobber, which was getting favorable reviews from career experts.
Eventually it was obvious that no one wanted to hire me, which made that dream fade quickly (not a fun realization). But people were really interested in JibberJobber… and the dream I thought I could never have, that of owning my own business, and perhaps even building a “better mousetrap,” started to become a reality.
I never imagined that dream could become a reality.
But it did, and I’ve lived the dream for almost three years.
I bet you have a dream. A crazy dream. A dream you put off to become an accountant, perhaps? (or maybe your dream is to become an accountant!)
This evolving economy provides a great opportunity to dust off your old dream, stop thinking of all of the reasons why it won’t work, and start figuring out how to make it work. If you don’t have the guts to do it, read this post.
I give you permission.