A few years ago I had the benefit of listening to Reverend Muata Rasuli. He is a frequent speaker at the San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living. He has served in some capacity there since 1996. He did a sermon on “Getting Ready”. Getting ready for all of those good things you say you want.
We Talk About Being Ready
I mean let’s face it. We’re all basically the same in that we all want the same thing. We all, basically, want everything. I see this when I meet with folks and consult with them around what they want with their yards (that is, after all, why Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services exists). They/we want seat walls and fire pits. We want flowering plants, and shrubs, that conveniently block our neighbors’ windows. We want shade for relaxing, and full sun to grow our veggies and heat up our compost. We want outdoor kitchens, man or womancaves. The list of items goes on and can become overwhelming… If you let it.
The issue, if there’s any issue at all, has more to do with being ready. Ready to say yes. Ready to pull the trigger. Anything you want, you can have, but you’ve got to have that essence, that “get down” and the where with all to simply go for it.
This takes practice, and it takes courage. I’m practicing both every day, and enjoying the rewards that stem from living this kind of life. Last week I conducted 25 mini landscape consultations, because the week before I decided to “go for it” when a friend recommended I offer my services in this way. I charged $75 for 1 hr of my time and will hopefully close 22 of the 25 prospective jobs that I looked at in Redwood City, California.
What It Takes to Be Ready
This week I’m following up with each person I met with to solidify what was discussed, and begin the process of scheduling their work. That’s the flip side of “Getting ready” for whatever it is that you want. It’s less important you figure everything out, and more important that you react, respond and get busy doing what’s necessary once you’ve pulled the proverbial trigger. This might be working more hours at work, in order to pay for the landscape improvements you’ve contracted for, or getting up early to water your new organic veggie garden each morning.
It might be the necessary, but not first understood, 25 emails sent out to each client so that what was discussed can be documented and further clarified, then finally implemented. All of life is far more complex than the original seed idea that first inspires us when we think, “I want that!”
Are You Ready?
This is where we’ve gotta stay focused and handle the business side of making our dreams come true. So just for today, I support you in being an inspiration junkie. I hope this blog post serves as a friendly reminder for you to continue “getting ready”. Continue getting up early in order to manage what you must. Continue to be brave and take baby steps towards your goals. Then, in a short period of time, you’ll find yourself there and ready to move on to the next goal. Thanks for caring and sharing this post!