So many people have dreams of having their own business or starting a non-proft. It consumes their minds and is a constant nagging at their soul, eager to be released into the world. They think If only I had f***ing I could make this dream of mine happen. I really need to get f***ed. There are f***ers out there, but just not for me because I don’t have the connections.
The f-word I’m talking about is FUNDING. (What did you think I meant??) Money gets blamed for a LOT of stuff in our lives. Dreams get put on hold because we don’t have enough money. I WOULD do something if ONLY I had that magical amount of dollars THEN I could do it. I would be so happy if only I had more mulla. We’ve all heard the excuses and probably said a few ourselves. I’m definitely guilty of it. Do you know how many people have dreams and visions that don’t ever get realized just because of lack of resources? I can imagine a majority of people would tell you that is the number one reason why talents get put aside and passions go unfulfilled.
If you had the money to start something, would you?
Let’s pretend that there is money out there to help you — how different would you treat your vision? Would you go head first into it or make up another excuse to not start it? In a previous life, way back in 1998, my dad started our family business which would eventually become Action Now! Staffing, a full-service employment agency. The business is what we ate, slept and breathed. It was how we communicated and bonded and we put all of our heart into that company. Back then, there were small business loans and a few other funding options but there was a lot of old school thinking tied to getting it: you had to have perfect credit, own a house, have money set aside, etc. So, basically you needed to have money to get money… how much sense does that make? The doors to that vision eventually closed when the money stopped coming in. That was a very sad day for us and I hope that no one has to go through that devistation as well. If only we knew then what we know now, we might still be up and prosperous, but there’s no use in dwelling on what could have been.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda, Didn’t
This does not need to be a depressing post though. I’ve seen the worst case scenario in a business, so I don’t have anything to lose. If there is one thing I learned from the employment agency it’s that no matter how bad the circumstances seem, keep on truckin’. Visions are bigger than any of us and we have to do what it takes to keep them alive. A below quote from Zig Ziglar has impacted me so much that I printed it on a slip of paper and taped it to my computer monitor. Is money going to be the only reason you don’t do something or will it just be part of the process of getting your vision to come to pass? Don’t let funding be the reason your dreams die. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your funding needs.
Will you look back on life and say “I wish I had” or “I’m glad I did”? – Zig Ziglar
Don’t Lose Hope,