"If you do follow your bliss you put
yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that
you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be
afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be." – Joseph Campbell
"Let us then, be up and doing. With a heart for any
fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait." – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Before the first of the year I had no direction for my life. I
didn’t have any hopes for the future, and my dreams were stuffed into
the back of my mind. I went to
work, came home and went to sleep a few hours later. That was my life
and I existed based on what life handed me and to this point I had
nothing. A very uninspired life.
On the first of this year, that all began to change and little did I
know that my decisions would take on a life of their own; and I’d get
mine back. You see, I was approached by some friends about starting my
own business through a network marketing company. At first I kinda
laughed it off not wanting to get involved because I had spoken to
others about these kinds of opportunities and they didn’t feel right.
Not that they are bad, it just wasn’t for me. Or so I thought.
After about a week of being persued I agreed to talk to Tom Long,
the representative in the company who signed them up. He would be the
one that would tell me all about the business and would also be
training me. I remember the conversation very well and its not often
that I felt completely at ease with someone I didn’t know on the phone
(a hurdle that I would eventually work my way through) but talking to
Tom was as if we were best of friends for years. I immediately had the
feeling that something was different this time and before days end
I decided that I was going to give it a shot. I took a leap of faith,
and started a business.
A month passed, and then came the realization that this thing was far bigger than me. I
didn’t know what I was doing and I felt as if I was sinking–the