98.6 - Mankind's Common Denominator for all it's Creations.
How our Dreams Make Us Wealthy
98.6 - Mankind’s Common Denominator For All It’s Creations
Let me begin my story by asking you a question.
Have you ever awaken from a deep sleep with such a great & exciting idea heard in a dream, that you feel sure it could change the world, well at least your world, only to discover that when you woke up in the morning, you came to realize that you either couldn’t remember what the dream was about or it made absolutely no sense.
It was such a powerful message that you knew it had to come directly from a Higher Power because it felt like you were hit by a bolt of lightning but if you could just remember what it was all about or what was the Universe trying to tell you?
We’ve all had them at one time or another.
Well, I had one of those revelations which is why I decided to write about it.
Being in business for most of my adult life, I’ve come to realize that every once in a while, one of those crazy dreams might be something that I could actually use in my professional or personal life so I got in the habit of keeping a tape recorder by my bed to help me remember in the morning but for this epiphany, I didn’t need any help remembering. It was just as clear in the morning light as it was laying in the darkness of my bedroom the night before.
Most of my dreams are just a mass of confusion probably from watching too much TV or computer time but during that mass of images we call dreams, I feel is how God talks to us. To me, dreams are the keys that allow us the opportunity to open the door in our minds to heaven. The gateway to a universe of wisdom, if we are open to listening and trying to understand their meanings.
The message that hit me like a freight train that night were the numbers 98.6.
That’s it! 98.6 pounding in my head like a sledge hammer, over and over again, 98.6, 98.6, 98.6.
Despite the obvious, what did it mean?
I laid awake in my bed for most of that night trying to figure out what the numbers 98.6 really meant and what was the message God was trying to tell me.
Now obviously it represents our normal body temperature but why was the message so powerful. What else was involved and as I lay there during that long, sleepless night, it all began to unfold in my mind just how powerful the numbers 98.6 really are and what they represent to all of us human beings in our day to day life.
As I laid there with my mind searching for the answers to those numbers, I noticed that I was beginning to sweat under the covers so I threw them off, got up and turned on a small fan by my bed to cool off.
Within minutes I was getting a chill so I decided to get up again, turn off the fan and get back under the covers to warm up.
As I went through this ritual several more times during the night, it all began to make sense. 98.6, 98.6, 98.6, over and over again. That’s it. I get it. 98.6.
So I’m sure by now you are asking the question, OK, I’m interested, but what does it mean?
As I laid there looking at the fan and then back at my
bed covers, I began to see that both fan & bed covers were designed and
manufactured to keep me comfortable at. 98.6 degrees. Our normal body temperature but I started looking deeper it what the numbers really meant to all of us.
I got up, went to the bathroom staring at everything in my path with the same new enlightenment. My house coat, slippers, tooth brush, comb etc. etc., everything in my home was designed to keep me comfortable. To keep me at 98.6 degrees
After many hours, I finally went back to sleep but when I awoke the next morning, the numbers 98.6 were still pounding in my mind as they were the night before.
Now, as I started looking at everything I was doing in my daily routine, I began searching for something that didn’t fit into the equation but nothing did. It all had the same common denominator. 98.6.
As I drove to my office, I started looking at every
building, vehicle, clothing, food, etc. and it all was linked together. Somewhere, somehow, someway, everything out there links back to keeping us all comfortable. 98.6. The Common Denominator.
Every idea, product or service that was ever invented since we lived in caves, discovered fur clothing and fire was/is directly or indirectly designed, manufactured, advertised and sold to keep all of us human beings at 98.6 degrees. To keep us as comfortable as possible so we could continue to grow as a race. Physically, Mentally & Spiritually.
Great! Very cool concept but what am I going to do with it? How can I use this brilliant (in my eyes anyway) observation to make money or improve my life as well as the lives of my family and loved ones.
I mean it was a interesting conversation piece at a party and I’m sure it could grow into some great intellectual debates, which would be wonderful and I'm sure I'm not the first one to discover it but like any other businessman out there would be thinking, how can I incorporate the idea into my day to day business world and make money?
While my mind was racing, searching for a solution, the bills kept coming in. There was no mercy there and after all, business and marketing is what I do so there I was, pacing back & forth in my office, getting more excited as I realized the magnitude & potential of the idea, racking my brains to come up with a simple but brilliant marketing idea using this new found knowledge that would make me rich.
I was already spending the money I was going to make. Paying off all the bills, buying all those cool toys I’ve always wanted but couldn’t afford because bills and responsibilities kept getting in the way. Travel, fame and every other challenge that came my way with being extremely successful.
Of course, I would also help all of my favorite charities. I didn’t want God to punish me for not helping those who needed help. He did give me the idea after all and I didn’t want him to take it all away after working so hard to get it.
So there I was thinking to myself, Come on man, think! There has to be some way to use this great knowledge that was thrust upon me. I knew the answer was right in front of my face but what is it? Do you know what came up with?
I know you are hanging on the edge of your seat waiting, right!
Well here it is.
Yup, you heard me right. Nothing!
No magical formula that was going to bring me a successful life. No get rich quick scheme that would make me an instant millionaire over night. No super product that would revolutionize the world or any mind blowing marketing campaign that would change the way consumers looked and purchased products. Nothing! Sorry to disappoint you and as I write this story several months later, I still got nuthin.
Before you exit out of my story and start cursing my name for wasting your time, there is a greater story to be told.
One that has far more value than anything you could imagine. One that can give you all the riches, fame, happiness and peace of mind you may desire and it is right in front of your face.
End of Chapter One