In 2014, two different friends approached me at different times who were serious about starting their own businesses and wanted to hire me because of my skill-set and social capital. At first these “opportunities” seemed legit but as time went on I realized one thing. Some of these people might only be interested in my secrets to building big communities on social networks. It turns out, the first company could care less that I was a photographer, first and foremost. They were simply interested in my followers and not me. I had invested a lot of hard work with this company who branded themselves as Facebook marketing gurus. Yet, when the company’s own fan-page began to suffer, they went and purchased a bunch of fake followers. After about the fourth month of work, they had extended an offer to make me one of their “founders” but I didn’t take the bait for specific reasons already mentioned. Six months later they went out of business, unsurprisingly.
The next dude was a friend and colleague with whom I had worked with on a previous job. He was a CPA (public accountant) but this is a rant, so forgive me! It comes down to the fact that he was a big-talker slash pipe-dreamer who was always introducing ideas to me of partnering up in a business with him. He wanted me to help him develop a lucrative tourism company near Zion National Park. Personally, I was pretty dang ecstatic and enthusiastic about it for a while and dedicated; always giving him my strongest energies and ideas. In truth though, he was always leading me on, promising things, extending offers, but NEVER delivered or followed through on ANYTHING. Eventually, I gave up on him.
Right now, I’m waiting on another job. One of my close photography friends wants to hire me to partner up with him to photograph multi-million dollar properties in Las Vegas, Nevada. The income is supposed to range around $80,000 in the first year and I was supposed to start three weeks ago. Nothing is materializing yet, and I’m finally running out of money as I wait with crossed fingers.
Is there a pattern that is forming here as a result of my past thought processes? Is this level of consistency LIVING PROOF that I should have changed my negative thoughts into positive ones long ago? It quickly becomes apparent as I flush-out the rest of these negative energies down the toilet. According to the Law of Attraction your thoughts and actions become your reality; thoughts become things. Right now, I’m imagining a million dollars sitting in a personal bank account while my content grows super-viral. I dream and desire to find new friends who are dependable and reliable entering my life, as I strive to be that way, myself. I believe in the Law of Attraction and I’m grateful for what I do have. Count your many blessings!