If Im Dreaming,
Dont Wake Me!
Once upon a time, an ambitious woman entered a successful store with a reputation
for beautiful, fine-quality merchandise. She walked right up to the owner and said,
"Sir, I am very impressed with your establishment. Id like to come on board and
build a career here. I can promise you Ill work and Ill do a great job. In
return, all I ask for is the following:
First, I'd like 25% profit on everything I sell.
And, if I sell more than $1800 in any given month, I'd like a 7%
Then, if I bring in and train six new sales people, I think I deserve
7% of everything they sell.
Now, when I do well, I expect lots of praise and recognition - not to
mention products, special awards and gifts, and oh yes, dream vacations to exotic
By the way, I'm afraid I'm not into the 9-to-5 scene. So I'll want to
set my own schedule and work when it suits me best.
And of course, my family always comes first.
"OK, I think thats about it. So when can I start?"
After the store owner recovered from shock, he roared with
laughter. "Lady, you cant be serious! Youre living in a dream world.
Youll never find an opportunity like that -- ANYWHERE!"
He was wrong - that woman could have been me. I found that opportunity as
an Independent Consultant! It could be you!