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The Dreamer(追梦人)
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  • The Dreamer 追梦人

    Go with your passion.It has been said that who see the invisible can do the impossible.


    When I was nine years old living in a smaIl town in North Carolina I found an ad for selling greeting cards in the back of a children's magazine.I thought to myself I can do this.I begged my mother to let me send for the kit1.Two weeks later when the kit arrived,I ripped off the brown paper wrapper,grabbed the cards and dashed from the house.Three hours later.I returned home with no card and a pocket full of money proclaiming,“Mama.all the people couldn't wait to buy my cards!”A salesperson2 was born.when I was twelve years old,my father took me to see Zig Ziegler.I remember sitting in that dark auditorium3 listening to Mr,Zigler raise everyone's spirits up to the ceiling,I left there feeling like I could do anything.When we got to the car,I turned to my father and said.“Dad.I want to make people feel like that.”My father asked me what I meant."I want to be a motivational speaker just like Mr.Zigler,“I replied.A dream was born.

    Recently,I began pursuing my dream of motivating others.After a four-year relationship with a major furtune 100company beginning as a salestrainer and ending as a regional sales manager,I left the company at the height of my career,Many people were astounded4 that I would leave after earning a six-figure income.And they asked why I would risk everything for a dream.

    I made my decision to start my own company and leave my secure position after attending a regional sales meeting.The vice-president of our company delivered a speech that changed my life.He asked us,“If a genie5 would grant you three wishes what would they be?”After giving us a moment to write down the three wishes.he then asked us,"why do you need a genie ?"I would never forget the empowerment I felt at that moment.

    I realized that everything I had accomplished一the graduate degree,the successful sales career,speaking engagements,training and managing for a fortune l00company had prepared me for this moment.I was ready and did not need a genie's help to become a motivational speaker.

    When I tearfully told my boss my plans this incredible leader whom Irespect so much replied,"Precede with reckless abandon and you will be successful“

    Having made that decision,I was immediately tested.One week after I gave notice,my husband was“laid off from his job.We had recently bought a new home and needed both incomes to make the monthly mortgage payment and now we were done to no income.It was tempting6 to turn back to my former company,knowing they wanted me to stays but l was certain that if I went back,I would never leave.I decided7 I still wanted to move forward rather than end up with a mouth full of”if onlys"later on.A motivational speaker was born.

    When l held fast to my dream,even during the tough times.The miracles really began to happen.In a short time period my husband found a better job.We didn't miss a mortgage payment.And I was able to book several speaking engagements with new clients.I discovered the incredible power of dreams.I loved my old job,my peers and the company I left,but it was time to get on with my dream.To celebrate my success I had a local artist paint my new offlce as a garden.At the top of one wall she stenciled,“The world always makes way for the dreamer.”










     8级    双语 
     单词标签: kit  salesperson  auditorium  astounded  genie  tempting  decided 


    1 kit [kɪt] D2Rxp   第7级
    • The kit consisted of about twenty cosmetic items. 整套工具包括大约20种化妆用品。
    • The captain wants to inspect your kit. 船长想检查你的行装。
    2 salesperson [ˈseɪlzpɜ:sn] 7Yoxa   第8级
    • A salesperson works in a shop. 售货员在商店工作。
    • Vanessa is a salesperson in a woman's wear department. 凡妮莎是女装部的售货员。
    3 auditorium [ˌɔ:dɪˈtɔ:riəm] HO6yK   第7级
    • The teacher gathered all the pupils in the auditorium. 老师把全体同学集合在礼堂内。
    • The stage is thrust forward into the auditorium. 舞台向前突出,伸入观众席。
    4 astounded [əˈstaʊndɪd] 7541fb163e816944b5753491cad6f61a   第8级
    • His arrogance astounded her. 他的傲慢使她震惊。
    • How can you say that? I'm absolutely astounded. 你怎么能说出那种话?我感到大为震惊。
    5 genie [ˈdʒi:ni] xstzLd   第11级
    • Now the genie of his darkest and weakest side was speaking. 他心灵中最阴暗最软弱的部分有一个精灵在说话。
    • He had to turn to the Genie of the Ring for help. 他不得不向戒指神求助。
    6 tempting ['temptiŋ] wgAzd4   第7级
    a.诱人的, 吸引人的
    • It is tempting to idealize the past. 人都爱把过去的日子说得那么美好。
    • It was a tempting offer. 这是个诱人的提议。
    7 decided [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] lvqzZd   第7级
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents. 这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting. 英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。

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