Relaunching… A half a life ago I wrote a first draft of a model community concept for the business case project of my bachelor’s degree in business. I switched projects mid-stream after an eye-opening experience during the Harmonic Convergence. I worked for an aerospace company at the time. I was responsible for $7 million in shipments on a monthly basis, over 800 part numbers on the Commercial Spares desk. There was talk that I was going to be transferred to the Military Spares desk as part of a Customer Improvement Program (CIP) for the DOD. Our company was 27% delinquent on the military spares delivery schedule. I was known for being able to get things done, so I got picked for turning the tide. A year later, we were less that 7% delinquent and our $1 million/mo. progress payment was restored.
I was not comfortable with working military anything. My marriage was deteriorating and soon after the CIP results were in, I got demoted. I’d supplied some information that my boss took and got a suggestion award as a result. It’s funny how folks ruin relationships just to get ahead. I saw those same behaviors across departments in the aerospace company. I started Be The Dream as a consulting company in January 1988 as a direct result of the lack of personal and professional development in the manufacturing industry, specifically at this company. I thought addressing the issues and transforming attitudes would serve the good of all. Little did I know I was launching into an organizational development and management career. I’m still on the fringes after all these years, leading into the psycho-spiritual realms of thoughtmospheric conditions.
One of the first changes in direction came in the business project. I had been working on the CIP documentation. The more I did, the more I felt abused by the behavior of the supervisor and the powerlessness I felt in the face of telling the truth to upper management. The supervisor was a golden child in their eyes. I had been as well, up to that point. I felt my life changing drastically, so I went with what I had passion for then. My passion was ignited by getting people to work together better toward the good of all. So I took that concept to its logical conclusion – a model village that brought together cultural, religious and political ideologies and transcended their differences. I wanted to fulfill what I’d been told I was here to do as a teenager… facilitate a new world order of harmony among people and planet.
A decade later I’d finished my MBA and Secondary Teaching certification. I love surfing the Net and had engaged many discussion threads on a variety of topics in my ‘spare’ time. I’d taught for a couple of years and one night I got an email about an event that seemed to stir something deep within me. Long story short, a few months later I had presented a brilliantly scripted presentation and accepted a role that would take me to the next level of my life’s mission. As a result I had to learn how to build websites. I’d built my first computer a decade earlier and had plenty of instruction on desktop publishing, so I was excited to move forward on the Web. By the time I was done and with a little help from a friend early on, I’d crafted a website that had almost a hundred pages. In a few months it was getting over 20,000 visits a month.
At the time I wasn’t into e-commerce and had no compulsion to become an internet millionaire. The thought never crossed my mind, actually. I was more interested in growing a community of folks that thought much the same as I, that there is a group of people who are here to assist mankind in the transformation that’s necessary for us to create a sustainable future. We have to learn to get along in order to do that, a feat that many believe is impossible today. There are many distractions from the basic unity of humanity, that we are one people on one planet adrift in an ocean of emotion that tends to separate us due to our fears of each others beliefs and culture. Our planetary civilization is in the process of evolution, moving through the terrible teens of self-centered and selfish activities that only benefit the few. The transition of maturity is learning to behave toward the good of all.
Now after continuing to add to that website, BeTheDream.net, I’ve observed the dwindling of traffic and the need for a redesign. I’ve thought about this for a few years now and just couldn’t take it down and wipe the folder clean. After all, I had nearly a thousand pages by the time I was done, according to the crawler reports. Regardless, it was time to let go and start over. I’d done that a few time with other social media accounts, starting over after acquiring over 10,000 Twitter followers. That was when you could do the automatic stuff through special programs that did it for you. I felt that was a bit to easy and non-organic. So I started over.
I’m starting over again here with BeTheDream.Net in its new form. Perhaps that traffic will return, the energy will recycle and we’ll all have a grand time with a resurgence of creativity from the interactivity I pray happens. That will remain to be seen. Thanks for showing up and reading this now. It means its working… one person at a time.