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  The Dreamer 追夢人

  Go with your passion.It has been said that who see the invisible can do the impossible.

  原文

  When I was nine years old living in a smaIl town in North Carolina I found an ad for selling greeting cards in the back of a children's magazine.I thought to myself I can do this.I begged my mother to let me send for the kit.Two weeks later when the kit arrived,I ripped off the brown paper wrapper,grabbed the cards and dashed from the house.Three hours later.I returned home with no card and a pocket full of money proclaiming,“Mama.all the people couldn't wait to buy my cards!”A salesperson was born.when I was twelve years old,my father took me to see Zig Ziegler.I remember sitting in that dark auditorium listening to Mr,Zigler raise everyone's spirits up to the ceiling,I left there feeling like I could do anything.When we got to the car,I turned to my father and said.“Dad.I want to make people feel like that.”My father asked me what I meant."I want to be a motivational speaker just like Mr.Zigler,“I replied.A dream was born.

  Recently,I began pursuing my dream of motivating others.After a four-year relationship with a major furtune 100company beginning as a salestrainer and ending as a regional sales manager,I left the company at the height of my career,Many people were astounded that I would leave after earning a six-figure income.And they asked why I would risk everything for a dream.

  I made my decision to start my own company and leave my secure position after attending a regional sales meeting.The vice-president of our company delivered a speech that changed my life.He asked us,“If a genie would grant you three wishes what would they be?”After giving us a moment to write down the three wishes.he then asked us,"why do you need a genie ?"I would never forget the empowerment I felt at that moment.

  I realized that everything I had accomplished一the graduate degree,the successful sales career,speaking engagements,training and managing for a fortune l00company had prepared me for this moment.I was ready and did not need a genie's help to become a motivational speaker.

  When I tearfully told my boss my plans this incredible leader whom Irespect so much replied,"Precede with reckless abandon and you will be successful“

  Having made that decision,I was immediately tested.One week after I gave notice,my husband was“laid off from his job.We had recently bought a new home and needed both incomes to make the monthly mortgage payment and now we were done to no income.It was tempting to turn back to my former company,knowing they wanted me to stays but l was certain that if I went back,I would never leave.I decided I still wanted to move forward rather than end up with a mouth full of”if onlys"later on.A motivational speaker was born.

  When l held fast to my dream,even during the tough times.The miracles really began to happen.In a short time period my husband found a better job.We didn't miss a mortgage payment.And I was able to book several speaking engagements with new clients.I discovered the incredible power of dreams.I loved my old job,my peers and the company I left,but it was time to get on with my dream.To celebrate my success I had a local artist paint my new offlce as a garden.At the top of one wall she stenciled,“The world always makes way for the dreamer.”

  譯文

  我九歲的時候住在北卡羅來納州的一個小鎮上,一次在一本兒童雜志的背面友現了一則招聘明信片推銷員的廣告。我對自己說,我能干這事。我懇求媽媽讓我去叫人送來全套貨物。兩個星期後,貨送來了,我一把撕下明信葉上棕色的包裝紙,沖出了家門,三個小時後,我的卡片已一張不剩,倒是裝著滿滿一口袋錢回到了家,大叫︰“媽媽,所有的人部迫不及待地想要買我的卡片!”一個推銷員誕生了。

  我十二歲的時候,父親帶我去見齊格·齊格勒先生,我還記得當時坐在昏暗的禮堂里听著齊格勒先生的演說,他把每個人部說得熱情高漲、躍躍欲試,離開的時候我覺得自己可以做任何事情。我們上了車,我轉向父親對池說道︰“爸爸,我也想讓人們這樣。”爸爸問我的話是什麼意思。“我想當一個象齊格勒先生這樣的動員演說者。”我回答道。一個夢想誕生了。

  最近,我開始鼓舞他人,努力實現自己的夢想。在此之前的四年里,我在一個擁有100家公司的財團做事,從一個銷售培訓者做到地區銷售經理,在我事業達到顛峰時我離開了這家公司。許多人都十分驚訝,在收入達到六位數時我卻選擇了離開。他們問我為什麼要為了夢想而去冒險。

  我是在參加了一次地區銷售會議後,才拿定主意離開自己的安全港灣,去開自已的公司的。在那次會議上,我們公司的副總裁做了一次演說,從而改變了我的命運。他問我們︰“如果一個神仙會滿足你的三個願望,那人你將會希望得到什麼?”他讓我們寫下自已的願望,然後問我們︰“為什麼你們會需要神仙呢?”在那一刻,我永遠也忘不了這句話對我的震憾。

  我意識到,我有了畢業證書、成功的銷售經驗、做過無數演講,為一家擁有100個公司的財團做過銷售培訓和管理工作——所有這一切部使我為這一刻做好了準備。我準備好了去成為一名動機演說者,不需要神仙的幫助。

  當我眼淚汪汪地告訴老板我的計劃時,這個我十分尊重的領導,令人難以置信地答道︰“勇往向前吧!你一定能夠成功。”

  我決意剛定,就遭受了考驗,我辭職的一個星期後,丈夫也失業了。我們剛剛買了一座新房子,需要雙方的工資來付清每個月的抵押貸款,但現在我們卻一分收入也沒有了。這時我想回公司去,知道他們仍想要我,可是我知道一旦回去就再也出不來了,我決定繼續前進,決不做一個滿口“如果”、只說不做的人,一個動機演說者誕生了。

  我緊緊追隨著我的夢想。甚至在最艱苦的時期也不放棄,然後奇跡果真開始出現。短短的時間內,我丈夫找到了一汾更好的工作,我們沒有拖欠任何一個月的抵押貸款,我也開始有新客戶預約演說。我發現了夢想不可思議的力量。我熱愛我過去的工作、我的同事和我離開的那家公司,但是,我實現夢想的時機已經成熟了。為了慶祝我的成功、我清當地一位藝術家將我的新辦公室漆成了一座花園,在一面牆的頂端,她刷下了這樣一句話︰“這個世界永遠屬于追夢的人。”

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