“I Can’t Do My (business, art, purpose, mission) Without Funding First!”
This is probably the number one money myth that drives us away from living our dreams, passions, and true talent and consequently realizing abundant wealth from those gifts and inspiration. And it is not only a major money myth, but it is a big fat convenient excuse keeping you from investing in yourself.
I know that many of you are going to be totally offended at this one. But if you really want to live your purpose, your gift, your talent— nothing, and I mean nothing, should stop you or distract you. The biggest myth that Power Brokers Perched atop the Mountain of Money (most all of it paid to them by us); is that you must have funding to accomplish your dreams. There is only room for one real dream and that’s theirs.
Now, if you play along, you can participate in “the Pre- defined American Dream,” which is the so-called freedom of a job, a home (owned by the bank) and social-security retirement, with Medicare health insurance (mostly consisting of prescription drug ad- diction in old age). At the risk of sounding angry, let me clarify that I am not. We are responsible for our participation, and I am simply speaking truth.
What about your own unique dream? What about your purpose? What about your deeply held talents and passions? You start asking these questions and “Power & Money Brokers” have an answer for you…”Get funding.” We’ll loan you the money and you can pay us (argh), interest! (again). If you jump through the right hoops, (mostly hoops that require traditional employment) we will give you a small business loan, an art stipend, or an educational grant (with interest).
The reality here is you spend 75–90% of your time jumping through the red-tape hoops, paying interest, or not even being able to qualify for these—because the goal is to keep you (and everyone) in the work force. If somehow you manage to break away and get the funding, however, you are still going to pay “them” interest for the loan, or jump through red-tape hoops for the grant, and therefore will be ineffective in your real purpose. You are still working for them, and their dreams—not yours.
SOLUTION: Make a commitment to your dreams. Not theirs, whoever “they are.” Start going deep inside to find out what your true dreams and talents are. Start investing now in your own dreams. Make a plan and a strategy to see those dreams come true. Do not be de- railed from your dreams by the myth that you need funding or money first in order to see your dreams come true.
Your dream is not dependent on the system of money, which is maintained and perpetuated by those who are in a not-so-generous crowd. Your dreams are dependent on your passion and your personal power and your commitment to fulfill them. The money, financing, and resources will come once you step out and get started. Do not wait on their money or on them who have the money!
Use the Power of the Pen. Write them down in a journal or create a dream board, or vision board. Better yet, publish your own dream plan book (Dreams to Reality Curriculum, by Deborah S. Nelson, www.AuthorYourDreams.com)
Deborah S Nelson is a guest blogger for PickTheBrain and the founder ofAuthor Your Dreams Publishing
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