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Blue Ribbon Singles Column
By Amy Owens, The Singles Coach
This week I heard someone talk about Martin Luther King and why he was so effective. The speaker noted that Dr. King did not rail against or about what he didn't like. He didn't present a specific plan. He didn't demand others to follow his plan. Instead, Dr. King had a dream, and he generously shared his dream with anyone who would listen.
Yet we tend to do just that when we're single and looking. We focus on what we don't want and "advertise" that anyone who will listen.
How'd that work out? Within a month, I had a networking luncheon with a colleague I'd never met. I shared my computer dream with her. She responded with excitement. After explaining that her four brother were into computers, she shared that she owned three computers. She used one at home, and one at work. The third one was out on loan to a friend, but it was due to be returned in two weeks. Then she said the magic words, "I'd like to lend that computer to you so it doesn't have to sit in my basement collecting dust. I will also lend you a printer to go with it." Then she said the magic words, "I'd like to lend that computer to you so it doesn't have to sit in my basement collecting dust. I will also lend you a printer to go with it."
Can you imagine my joy? Oh, yes. I used that computer daily for a year until I was able to buy one for myself.
A dream life starts with a dream. What's yours?
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