Long time ago, back in the day when I was in high school, kids were divided into cliques – the jocks (athletes, cheerleaders), the nerds (nose always in a book, teacher’s pet, etc) and the freaks (cool kids who went against the system).
Personally I tried them all in my four years – I was on the dance team (pom pom girls), my nose was always in a book and the last year I was so bored I hung out with the freaks. Quite honestly, that last year was my favorite.
I’m quite sure that there are still cliques in today’s schools,k maybe the same names (at least the jocks), still nerdy kids and definitely cool kids.
But high school has to end, some go on to college and continue the clique for a bit longer – but eventually we all end up in the same place – the free world of being an adult.
Time to make our way in the world, get a job, find the right partner, children maybe, a house, a car and a dog. What could be better!
Fast forward twenty years after high school graduation and you attend your first class reunion. All of a sudden there are no cliques, sizes and shapes have changed. Doctors, lawyers, salesman, teachers and more now makes up your class. And hey, there’s Elvis, the biggest nerd from school looking pretty fancy these days – and why can’t he put his phone away for one night!
Couple drinks later, you look up and a small crowd is surround Elvis and he is talking and showing something on his phone. Now you have to know what this is all about. Inching closer you begin to listen. Elvis is showing the new app he developed, and how it is creating an income for him. Totally cool! Inching closer, you get a glimpse of his income and since he walked into the party, he has grossed two thousand dollars! Looks like the ‘geek’ is now one of the ‘cool’ kids!
As Elvis continues talking about he got started, you continue to listen. He goes on to explain that he loves what he does, works from the comfort of home, no traffic, no boss and can afford whatever his heart desires. Vacations, cars – no problem, he’s got ’em. Elvis goes onto to explain that at the beginning it took hard work, education that he never received in high school. He found a mentor who took the time to teach everything he knows today and one that encourages him to add his own flair to everything he does. He ends the conversation with “I am not a pushy salesman, I love my life and if you would like to learn more and become one of the “cool” cats in life, I’ll give you my number and we can get together and talk.” Of course you want his number – this sounds too good to be true.
So here it is five years later and wouldn’t you know, I took Elvis up on his offer. I now work from home, have started a second business doing things that I absolutely love. I have become a “cool cat” and broken free of the standard ‘normal’ mode of how to earn a living, fulfilling dreams I never thought would be possible.
The real question is are you ready to be a freak, a cool cat and watch as your dreams become reality? Leave me a note or come find me on Facebook and I’ll be happy to talk. It’s a choice – you just have to make one!