It’s Alright To Be a Dreamer
By Cheval John
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You might have an idea for a product or service that can change the world for the better.
When you share it with people like your friends or family, 9 times out of 10, they will tell you that it is impossible and that you should go for a job that will allow you to have a salary.
It happens especially when parents tell their college offspring to go for a major that will allow them to gain a fast track into getting a great entry-level job.
When you decide that you want to follow your dreams, endless possibilities awaits you.
The same people will tell you that you are crazy and that you are a dreamer because you did not go down the “safe” and established route.
If you feel that you are alone because you are following your dreams, don’t despair.
The reason being is that they have been people throughout history who dared to follow their vision and as a result, changed the world as we know it.
People like Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers, Bill Gates, etc.
And the best news is that they are still people today who have waken up to the reality that life is short and that they should go after their dreams.
That is what exactly what Joe Pardo did when he launched the Dreamer’s Podcast in May of 2014.
He interviews people who have dreams of either running a business, becoming a dancer, etc.
I had the honor of making a guest appearance on his podcast to share about how I started this website and also shared my dreams of spending a year on each continent of the world except for Antartica.
In return, Mr. Pardo shared on my show, “What’s The Word?” how he came up with the name of his podcast and his new book, “Joe Pardo’s 31 Life-Changing Concepts.”
You can listen to the interview here.
Even though, Mr. Pardo is not running an actual business, he is taking control of his destiny because of his podcast.
Now if he did not built his brand through the podcast, he would have been in a dire position like so many people who got laid off from their companies.
Layoffs are still happening as we speak.
According to the Houston Business Journal, Halliburton and Baker Hughes has cut thousands of jobs which included 350 in the state of Texas.
They claimed that it was not because of the upcoming merger of the two companies but the dropped cost of oil in the marketplace.
Sometimes, it is best if the circumstances leads to a person to follow their dreams and become either a freelancer, independent contractor, consultant, etc.
If you are the lucky ones who have not been laid off, but still have the desire to follow your dreams, then I would suggest to start your business on the side.
It will give you time to grow your business into a self-sustaining company and also make your dreams a reality.