I am an idea person. I have lots of them and some are pretty good. I think.
Too bad I have little idea how to make them reality. I’ve asked successful people for their input. How did they get to where they are? I’m not asking for a hand-out. Just some clues as to how I should go about making my dreams reality.
Some, have a very supportive partner. Others have family with money. I don’t have either.
My favorite response is. “Oh, wow! That’s a great idea!” The enthusiasm fades and then they mutter. “Sorry, I can’t help you.” As they shuffle away. I can almost see the thought bubble. ‘I don’t want to be part of that train wreck.’
These people usually have no problem asking me for help. I give it to them, if I can. If you can help someone, why wouldn’t you?
I wish money wasn’t an issue. I really have a hard time asking for help. I’ve toyed with the idea of crowd funding. I need a newer car to keep my mobile massage business going. I have amazing, therapist friends who I would love to work with in a setting that fits our practice.
I dream of a community oriented, re-charging center. A place with a courtyard. It has a Koi pond, fountain and garden. The garden will be filled with herbs, fruit trees and flowers to attract butterflies, bees, and humming birds. Lounge chairs and hammocks will invite people to relax and stay a while. Bodywork will be the main offer. I imagine a gift shop with hand made delights from local craftspeople. Herbals, body care, and edibles. Things that make you feel good and cared for. A book exchange and maybe, a monthly workshop.
One of the simplest, inexpensive offerings would be a 20 minute, herbal foot soak with a small, pot of tea. Sitting out in the courtyard with a good book or just enjoying the sounds of the garden. After the foot soak, you can add a foot massage or just hang out. I don’t want to run an over priced, spa. Not everyone can afford that type of thing. Remember, this is a community, re-charge center. How will I make money, you ask? Well, I’m hoping for generous, well-off clients who love to take care of themselves and support the community. Everybody wins! They get amazing, bodywork from therapists who are dedicated and present. Goodies that they can buy, enjoy in their own home and gift friends with.
Depending on the space. I can also imagine a small, restaurant, in or near the center. Serving healthy, locally sourced food.
At the front desk will be a sign. “NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES BEYOND THIS POINT.”(unless it’s keeping you alive.) A secure place will hold your device till you’re ready to leave. I doubt anyone will miss their tiny, master.
My newer car will be big enough for not just my table, but extra pillows, aromatherapy kit, tools, lotions and potions. I have a few clients with disabilities and they appreciate the house call. I’d also like to be able to travel to festivals and offer bodywork. Where is my Gypsy wagon!