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Creating Your Own Business Opportunities

Dudley Cristen Bombsheller leggingsCheck out these artistic leggings my daughter and I are wearing that were created by my granddaughter at Bombsheller in Seattle where she works. Artists can submit their own designs and the company will make them into high quality leggings. The artist then receives a royalty for every pair sold.

It’s really fun when people can apply their own creativity and make a business out of it. That’s what Dean Evenson and I did in 1979 with our label Soundings of the Planet.  We started out just making a few cassettes of our music and selling them on the weekends at swap meets and later at arts festivals and conferences.  We kept going and eventually made CDs and distributors found us and we got our music into stores around the country and then online.  We kept persevering and following our dream.

You can do that too. You can create a source of income that can benefit yourself and others.  If you are wondering what to do next or how to fulfill your mission in life, put on some peaceful music and take some time to meditate and consider what it is you really love to do.  What is your favorite thing that makes you happy? What lights you up? Look at that and think about how that can become an aspect of a business or contribute to someone else’s business. You can use your talents, skills and creativity to enhance your own life and also to enhance the lives of others.

The more we tie in our daily practice and our intention with our commitment, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.  So follow your dreams, find out what makes you tick, what makes you happy.  How can you serve people?  How can you share what it is that you have?  What are your innate gifts?

By the way, you can actually listen to our music for free on PANDORA.  Create your own Dean Evenson station or search for any of our artists.  It’s free!

And be sure to visit Bombsheller, the company my granddaughter works for to see their fabulous options in artistic leggings.  Use the code ‘soundings’ and you’ll receive 10% off.

I would love to hear your ideas for manifesting your own dreams and living the live you love. At the moment I am giving away a free mp3 download to those who comment on my blog.


12 Steps Living Your Dreams


Here are some simple ideas to help you live your dreams.

One – Identify your purpose and mission in life.
Why were you born?  What are your special gifts, passions and skills?  Meditate on it. Clear your mind and environment of clutter. Create clarity in your life and be open to understanding what you want to be and do in this life.

Two –  Only you can create your own reality.
Do your ‘own’ thing, not your parent’s idea of what that might be. Vision it, sing it, say it. Create an affirmation vision mantra.  Spend time in nature learning from natural systems.  Refresh yourself constantly.  Know what you want and go for your goals.

Three – Go with the Flow.  Don’t resist it.
Resist Not Evil. Tai Chi it. “The Great Way (The Tao) is not difficult for those who have no preferences…  If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything.”

Four – Be open and accept all as support.
Discern but don’t judge.  The Universe is a sea of infinite possibilities. Accept guidance from the Universe.   You never know where help will come from.

Five – Do what you love to do.
Enjoy your life.  What makes you happy and feel good?  Take time to cultivate your daily life so it includes doing what harmonizes with your spirit.  Design your life so it works for you.

Six – What you focus on expands.
Focus on the positive, not the negative.  What you have, not what you lack.  What you desire, not your problems.  The Law of Attraction.  Power of Intention.  Turn off your television and pray!

Seven – Find a Partner or Partners.  Dream together.
Get support.  Find people who share your values, ideals, visions and dreams.  “Where two or more are gathered, there also shall I be.” (Jesus) Group action.  Hire a helper or helpers.

Eight – Map it.  Design it.  Plan it.
Draw it, sketch it, write about it, model it.  Research.  Who is out there doing something similar?  Make lists.  Write a business plan. Be always alert for new ideas and ways of manifesting.

Nine – Take action.  Do it!
Pick up the phone, write a letter.  Volunteer your services.  Teach or take a workshop.  Set up a business.  Let people know about your dream, vision or project.

Ten – Constantly re-evaluate and modify your dream.
Update, upgrade.  No dream ever stays the same.  OK to change, improve and rework it.  Learn from your mistakes. Your original dream may have been incomplete. Add to it, change it.

Eleven – Accept success!  Don’t hold back.
Feel that you deserve to be all you can be.  Go for it.  Share it.  Tithe a portion of your income.  Share your blessings and they will grow.  Enjoy the process.

Twelve – Honor and gratitude for all that is.
Praise and thanks for life and whatever it delivers. Appreciate even that which you feel you don’t want.  Learn from everything, even mistakes, tragedies and pain.  Be grateful and then move on.

What are your dreams? What is holding you back from living your dreams? When you comment here we will send you a free mp3 of our music in gratitude.
~ Many Blessings, Dudley Evenson