A client of mine created the most amazing miracle but he is not the first to do so. This is a story about not letting perceived limits get in the way of your vision and your passion for creating a successful business.
This client, we will call him Fred, has been in the film/commercial industry for some time in one capacity then another. In December 2009 he was invited to attend a vendor meeting at one of the largest agencies though he had never done any work for them. As an intuitive business owner he knew this was not a coincidence though he was unsure what to expect. While attending that meeting one of the creative directors mentioned a goal that he had for his ad campaigns. It was cutting edge stuff that had not been done before. Fred listened carefully and took notes.
In January he called to see if they had found a production company willing to take on the challenge. When he heard that no one had he declared that he was ready to submit a bid on the project. He was not concerned that he had no experience in this modality. He knew he could create a team of the best in the field to work with him on this. The challenge was to convince this agency that he could do it and do it well. He suggested a strategy and venue for the ad.
Everyone in the industry told him he could not do this. He did not have experience. No one had done this work before. They poured more and more energy and limits into his space. I could see the effect of others thoughts, programming and energy. We worked to clear his space of all of this so that he could see his vision, stay focused and not be deterred by others perceived limits.
With determination and great passion Fred submitted the bid, went through many negotiations and worried as he found others had submitted bids as well. We worked to keep his vision, to clear the pictures and concepts that were developing in his space. Weeks and months went by, the time frame to complete the ad in time was getting short. Fred grew more and more concerned but also more and more determined. His vision and energy focused he worked with the potential client to work through their fears and the limits they perceived.
Very close to the due date he got the project! He almost said no because of the short time frame. He started to doubt his ability to pull this off in such a short time. We worked the energy and pictures that were in this way and he decided to go for it and created an outstanding team of experts who also had the courage to work with someone new in this arena. In the end their work made advertising history and opened doors to other opportunities. It was a miracle!
As an intuitive business consultant I often see where our own thinking and fear, as well as, those of others can get in our way. I see business owners talk themselves out of achieving their goals. Taking time to clear thoughts, concepts, fears to stay focused and determined is a pathway to business success.
Like Fred, when a boulder falls on the path you are walking don’t stop! Find a way around it or climb over it and continue toward your goal.