July 29, 2009 I was brought into the manager’s office, where I worked building circuit boards and testing them, I was given a sheet of paper to read, by the HR manager. It said that my job was being eliminated due to downsizing because of the economy. I wasn’t surprised, as I saw that others had already been laid off for the same reason. I actually was blessed because I wasn’t one of the first to go, even though I was the last to be hired before the layoffs. In going to the career center and in attending networking events and job fairs, I see how many people are in need of a job. I was told that unemployment in our area is around 10 percent. I believe it is much higher, because many people have run out of their unemployment benefits.
So what does this have to do with my dream job? I wouldn’t have found my dream job if I wouldn’t have been looking for an alternative to what I have experienced in working in a variety of jobs for different companies. To be honest, I was tired of working for people who don’t care that I did a great job. I was also tired of working according to their limitations and their time clocks. I wanted to take control of my life and my future.
I started seeing that there is a real shift in where people are making money and how they are making money. If you read Paul Pilzer’s book The Next Millionaires, you will see that he is an expert in studying trends. What I understood from reading his book is that there will be many millionaires making their money using the internet, through direct sales or service organizations. Ever since I read his book a few years ago, I have been looking for a home-based online business. I tried a few of them. Then my pastor invited me to look at an opportunity that someone shared with him. This is where my Dream Job comes in, because there is absolutely nothing like this online business.
I don’t have to sell anything, which is a dream to me because that is not my forte! I give away a web tool that is quick to install and easy to use. It allows everyone who uses it to save time and money when shopping or searching on the internet. Since we are in an economy where people need to save money, it is the ideal product for this moment in time. And they don’t have to buy this tool, it is given to them. People are literally saving thousands of dollars. One of my favorite savings testimonies is from a gentleman who had no health insurance. He was having to pay over $1000 per month out of his pocket for his insulin. He used this convenient web tool and is now saving almost $8500 per year out of his pocket. He cried when he gave his testimony. I personally saved $600 on my laptop computer and the Franklin Covey case I put it in. Can you imagine giving away a product that blesses everyone who uses it and you make money doing it? And you get to pick your own hours of when you work? If that isn’t a dream job, I don’t know what is? I recently heard of a statistic that said that most people who have lost their homes could have kept them if they would have had about $300 more, available to them. What if they were given this web tool, and saved that amount of money buying what they needed to buy, and could have kept their homes doing it?
I would suggest that if you are looking for a Dream Job, you look for a way to help people. Get creative. Not all Dream Jobs pay money. I do a lot of volunteer work and the rewards I receive are beyond what money can give. I make a difference in peoples lives, I receive much joy in doing it, and it brings great satisfaction and peace. I actually sleep much better since I started helping others. Last year I went to hear an entrepreneur speak. He is a multi-multi-millionaire. He said that you wouldn’t have to worry about being blessed if you looked for how you could bless others first. He said blessing would chase you down in the streets and over takes you. I am in agreement with this. It’s what the Bible says in Deuteronomy 28 and Luke 6:38.
What I would recommend to you if you are interested in pursuing an online business, or in changing what you are doing because you don’t like where you are at or where you are going, think about what you want in life. How are you going to get there? Will you be able to make your dreams come true where you are at now? What does your future look like? Are you in control of your destiny? Are you in a rut and likely to be there for the rest of your life if you don’t change what you are doing? Do you want more from life than want you have now? If you would lose your job today, how would it affect your life? Ask yourself what is stealing your blessings? Are you sitting in front of the TV hours without end (this used to be me) and getting nowhere. Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. We can change our results, if we change our thinking, our habits, and our expectations.
I personally believe in a God who created us to be blessed to be a blessing. It seems to me that most people exist, they don’t really live life to it’s fullest. God wants us to dream and He wants us to DREAM BIG! The way to make a change in our world is to change what we are thinking and what we are doing.
Here are a couple of the different online businesses I tried. I pray that they are a blessing to you.
United First Financial
These are but a few. There are so many opportunities out there. Use the internet to your advantage. There are many job websites. There are also online degrees available, and there are many scholarships available that can help you to change the direction of your future. Start searching, and keep Dreaming!
Here’s to your Dream Job!