In yesterday’s post on the importance of dreams, Jeffrey uses the analogy of the Matrix. It’s one I use a lot. I joke with seminar audiences that it is actually a documentary. But there is something that’s no joke.
Millions of people are trapped in a Matrix-like prison. Or to use another Sci-Fi analogy, they’ve been assimilated into the collective by the Borg.
These poor tortured souls desperately need what we have. But don’t expect them all to realize that. In fact, you can pretty much expect some jealousy and ridicule as soon as you announce your dreams and begin offering the business to others. That’s why yesterday I said this will recruit the people who will help you, and expose those that would undercut you.
And that’s okay…
If you’re not facing some rejection, you’re not really working. If you’re not facing some ridicule, you’re not really working.
Four feet to my left is a plaque I had made. The top of it is the first email rejection I got when I got back into the business. Right beneath it is my first month’s check, for $11,111.40. Which is about what the guy who rejected me makes in about 8 months.
Do me a favor please. Go out and do something today to get rejected or ridiculed. Because it means you’re working and you will eventually break through. Are you up for it?
As Steve Jobs likes to say, “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.”