I don't know about ya'll, but I (Frankie) fully expect to win the lottery in the next couple of years. I play every chance I get. I'm a good person. I would use some of my winnings to help others. I fit the bill perfectly of someone who "deserves" to win.
My husband Scott and I have little fantasies about what we are going to do with the money when we win. Of course, we'll pay off all our debt. Then, we'll help our family and some friends out. The big thing we want to do is buy up a ton of land and we, our kids and immediate family will all build houses and have just a little community of family going on. After being two hours away from each other for a few years now, my biggest dream is to be right around the corner so we can just enjoy the closeness that family should be able to enjoy.
So, I keep buying my tickets and waiting on the day that I hit it big. But…what if I don't?!?
I hate to even think of that. What if I don't win? My dreams will be trash. I may as well just curl up in a little ball and wait for the axe to drop. I'll never be right around the corner from my kids and grandkids so they can just pop over for supper or for a quick visit with Boo (that's their name for me). I'll never be close to my family! Oh, woe is me!
No! That's not true at all. I've been thinking about it a lot lately and my realistic side is trying to take over. So, realistically, I'm probably not going to win the lottery in the next couple of years, or even in my lifetime. So what the hell am I going to do?
I'm going to keep working and keep pushing towards my dreams. Coffee Talk Consulting isn't just this little hobby of ours, it's something that we really believe in and that we really want to work. We want other people to be able to do what we've done by working from home. We want to help people realize their own dreams. We want you to benefit from us and our dreams. We want you to keep working hard towards your own retirement fantasies and realize that with hard work and dedication, you can make your own dreams come true.
I know that we're not going to get "lottery rich" off CTC, but I do believe in it and I believe that if Andrea and I work hard, it will be like hitting the lottery for us. It's going to take time so it may take me a little longer to be able to retire, and my family community may be a little smaller than in my imagination, but I still believe with hard work we can make it happen. I believe in this so much and I finally realized that I need to take that belief and put it into action. After all, belief in something without taking action on that belief gets you nowhere.
But let me tell you, the best part of believing I can make this happen with Coffee Talk instead of winning the lottery. When we make it happen with Coffee Talk, it will be from our hard work. All the blood, sweat and tears we've put into making this work. It will come from our vision, our passion, and our dreams of helping others. What could be better than making your dreams come true by helping other people make their dreams come true? That's a wonderful feeling indeed.
So, in a couple of years I'll invite ya'll out to my little family community for supper; a dream that was built from the vision of two women just waiting to win the lottery, but who found something much better. Keep working. Keep dreaming that dream. Take that vision and apply that passion and in a few years, you can make your dreams come true just by helping others with theirs. And maybe buy a lottery ticket every now and then. :)
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.