Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dream big.... bigger....and even BIGGER still...

 J.K. Rowling

What If You Dreamed BIGGER?

I had a reading the other day from a psychic who was most definitely picking up on energies that did not belong to me. It became clear this he could not see the massive potential I had and the directions I was heading in. I've mentioned my publishing targets to people and have been greeted with why don't you self publish. And while I know incredible things can and do happen with self-published works and traditionally published works can go nowhere I had an awareness early on that this novel was going to be traditionally published. Had it occurred to this individual to ask if this was my first book they would have learned I'd written 5 other non-fiction books which I'd already successfully self-published. I have very big plans for my fiction books, and it's a delicate balance of knowing and believing in what I desire and being open to the myriad of ways it can come to fruition.

On another occasion, a multi-talented musician/singer/songwriter who has intentions of performing with an internationally know famous band shared her plans with someone and was given the suggestion that she should be satisfied with performing in a local small town bar. Wow.

When I described my sculpting business to another individual, they suggested I sell my wares at a local craft fair. I almost choked on my drink. Really? That was as big a picture as they could conjure? Hmmmm. How interesting. I then follow it up by thinking the for the suggestion and tell them I did the craft show thing previously and was now working with an agent in California who is pitching my designs to companies like Mattel and negotiating hundred and fifty thousand dollar deals....per doll line. --They are stupefied. I say this not just to brag, (though I'm all in favor of tooting your own horn...come on let's own those accomplishments already!) but to hopefully blow open their worlds and their minds to what is possible. If it's possible for me then it's possible for them as well. And hopefully they walk away from the conversation with an expanded awareness of what they too can achieve if they dare to think and then act BIGGER.

It prompted me to wonder and ask why would I (or anyone) want to take advice from someone who's vision is no where near as expanded as my own? Yes, starting anything new for the first time can sometimes mean starting at the bottom or the beginning or even starting small if that's what you choose. But it doesn't mean staying there or making that the thing to aspire to. Go bigger....beyond what you truly think is actually possible for you to accomplish. And then prepare to be amazed.

I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful new Creative Energy Consultant coach, Jessi Jordan. She is someone who is successful in multiple industries and she has vision and passion and knows the magic each and everyone one of us can create. She is an accomplished producer in the music industry and also coaches creative people like actors, writers, artists into massive success. Here is a quote from her which totally sums up why I'm choosing to work with her, (aside from the fact that she is is amazing!!!)
 "I never take advice from someone who plays it safe or sits on the sidelines in their own life."
- Jessi Jordan
 Need I say more............