Blogs by Blondie Clayton
The Joy Of Living With Purpose
6/14/2006 8:21:20 AM
Loving what you do and being the best at it.
Look forward to waking up every day when there is a first time author, looking to get in the race. Met a lady at one of my workshops. She was in physical pain but sat through. For some reason I picked up on her pain and began to encourage and edify her. That bent over soul began to sit up straight. Her facial expression even changed.
As the workshop continued, I began to talk of the many talents that will go to the grave with those who are in possession of them, that God gave them those talents not to be kept on a shelf.
When it was over the lady who was bent over in pain was standing tall. . . came over to me to share her writings and how she just didn't know what she could do with them but sitting through the workshop helped to give her direction.
I reached out my hand and said, "I will help you, together we can make your dream come true".
She took my hand and weeped uncontrollably. We set a time and date to meet. When the time came she showed up two hours early and had to wait because I was in another meeting and wouldn't get there until our appointed time.
She waited patiently. Upon my arrival I shared with her what I had been divinely given to share with her. A goal was set, and the steps to get there, in addition to introducing her to a network of others who were winners who would build her faith and provide support while she accomplished her dream.
As our meeting neared a close I was reluctant to charge her to have her work typed but since she did not know how to type, she would need that service. I said to her, "I will have to charge you something for having this typed--"I gave her a flat fee which did not cover everything that had to be done.
I allowed her to tell me the terms of payment. Once she established what she was willing to give up, I gave her a figure with a little more added. As I watched her remove the dollars from her purse, she hesitated shy of the amount. She said, "I need this to take the bus".
If one never gets out of their comfort zone, life will continue in mediocrity, disappointment and broken dreams. I volunteered my time and advice, the rest was up to her. . what price was she willing to pay? What was she willing to give up?
God has gifted me to serve others in my capacity as a coach who is also and author. There is great satisfaction in knowing you gave another a hand out instead of a hand out. There is no greater joy then to encounter someone who has had a dream to be published but can't seem to press to get it done.
Thank you, God, for giving me this awesome gift to see beyond and to reach out in the physical to give another the chance of a life time, to become a published author.
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