Thursday, October 25, 2007

Don't Jump!

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This is a repeat of an article from my ezine and a follow up to the last round of blog entries. Would love to hear from you about this. I know my subscribers sure had fun giving their opinion.

My most recent blog post sparked some comments and feedback, which of course I always LOVE.

In one response, someone believed she had put the ‘cart before the horse’ and had gone out on her own too early. This going out ‘too early’ ended up in a failed business. I knew exactly what she meant because I’ve “been there and done that!” Another woman said that she needed money now. She was going to fall back on something that had worked before, but felt she was betraying herself. She asked, “What about my dreams?” Another, a divorced mom, simply needed money.

When I wrote “Grab the Queen Power,” I was new to the publishing business and also na├»ve. At that time the words from “Field of Dreams” danced in my head. You know the famous line, “If you build it, he will come.” Although, I believed the “he” would be a “they,” doesn’t matter because I believed it. Author Marsha Sinetar’s words “Do what you love and the money will follow” became a mantra I repeated often.

And then I jumped. Freefall time. I fell hard and fast. I couldn’t find anything to grab on to—not even some Queen Power! It hurt me, my pocketbook and my confidence.

So, after my ‘been there and done that’…believing those words isn’t as easy anymore.

Sure, those statements and beliefs have measure. However, I now believe things work a little differently.

First off, don’t jump off the cliff. What do I mean by this? I mean don’t quit your day job or try to launch a project or business without the needed resources, skills or courage—this is cliff jumping at its best. It’s scary, it’s unsafe and well, it’s doomed to fail.

The manifesting talk has gone too far and leaves out important information. It’s like putting ice cream on top of poop, as one author put it. You have a mess in front of you—finances, emotions, frustrations and fears, but you cover it up in mantras and vision boards. The truth: there’s a KEY piece missing. Seriously, folks…it’s major. It’s the piece that requires physical action in a very physical world while also demanding you take a hard look at reality.

If you need money to live, you know what? You need money to live. If you are the only source or a major contributor to your family income, then again, it’s probably more likely that you need to be earning money the best way that you know how.

Okay, you know I would never say don’t pursue your dreams. I wouldn’t! But I do say, “Be smart. Take the temporary position or hold on to your current job while you plan, save and pay off debt.” I did this. Others did this.

Make a plan, be patient and in the meantime work on those fears and emotions that continually stop you in your tracks. The time will come when you can jump. But even better, there will come a time—a perfect time—when you’ll choose not to jump, but instead ride off into your sunset.

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Reign on and many blessings,

Allyn Evans

P.S. If you want to know what books we recommend you read, visit: My favorite right now and one not listed yet (because I haven’t finished reading it) is Maria Nemeth’s latest book: Mastering Life’s Energies: Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play. If you are challenged with money issues, The Energy of Money is an excellent starter book.

This blog is by Nicole who is kind enough to share her journey with us.

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