Lately, since I’m still figuring out the real-life marketing thing, I’ve been feeling pretty hopeless about working for myself. It’s the first poverty-tantrum I’ve had in a long time.
I was thinking of praying Psalm 23 to receive guidance in a dream (as Secrets of the Psalms recommends), but I had a powerful dream last night before I got the chance!
I was working in a big, handsome office. A homeless man was trying to get in to harass the employees. A coworker named FAITH – a strong lady whom I know and remember fondly from real life – was keeping him out. (Come to think of it, one of the most energetic women in my small business class was named Faith.) I sat down at my desk to call the library and ask for a book. Instead, a lady named “Joan Mendez” came on the line and addressed me as “Sis.” Meanwhile, I noticed that a little green eraser on my desk had caught fire. Without any bewilderment or trepidation, I put it out while talking to Ms. Mendez.
So, after I found the links highlighted above, I googled “Joan Mendez,” and found:
- Joan Mendez was the sound person on a documentary called After 45 Years of Working
- a Joan Mendez has a one-man contracting business in Kissimmee, Florida
- …was an early explorer of the Philippines
- …was a sister of the founder of the Lima Lima Flight Team, “The world’s original six aircraft civilian formation aerobatic team!”
So, Joan Mendez is a signifier for independent work, an end to drudgery. Financial independence is my sister; this is what I must learn down to the marrow of my bones!
But still no practical marketing tips 🙂
(At 6:37 pm, it occurred to me: in my dreams, I often get names wrong. I know a real live person with the same initials, J.M., who has given me a number of punchy, inexpensive marketing ideas. In short, I already have the tools in my hands 🙂