My Dream Job

My metaphorical crossroads in my life presented itself on my drive that changed my life... No big deal...

My metaphorical crossroads in my life presented itself on my drive that changed my life... No big deal...

What if you Could energetically create anything in life to happen to you and and those around you?

     Today, was quite surreal. I was scheduled to start at the Local Walmart at the start of the next week on the Cap 2 Team at about $11/Hr maybe 14 hours a week starting and no benefits be as it was a part time position. I was dreading it. I had just moved to Sumter from Central Idaho, where I worked at a Walmart doing Asset Protection for $15.50/Hr 40+ hours a week, and a few benefits that where taken out of my check each week like Vision/Dental, Health and so on. I didn't want this kind of work anymore in my life. It was draining me. I wasn't able to use my 8+ years of Massage Therapy Training that for the last year, was used just a few hand fulls of times on family and loved ones. I felt as if my very soul was caged up and tied down. Restricted from achieving its full potential and do what I am Passionate about. I knew that i had to find something else that allowed me to be an LMT and that gave me the time that I need to also continue to work on my Photography and YouTube content that as kept me sane throughout some pretty emotionally trying times over the last few years.

      But I digress. Today started off with an interview about 2 hours South, in a town Called Summerville. I packed up my trusty black backpack for a day trip, grabbed my camera bag, and hopped in the car. Before I left the driveway, as I do Every day, I Verbally said to my self, " I Create The Possibility for Myself Today, that the Job I want to present itself to me today! I Create The Possibility for myself Today, to create Godly possibilities in my life!" and repeated each 3 time each, mentally forcing myself to believe these things would happen today without excuse. It was 8:30 Am.  The position was for a Photography company, for an opening in their studio taking Senior Photos/ Portraits and such, starting at about $10/Hr. They would train me in using all of the Pro Equipment, lighting, posing my clients, and I would be able to travel! So I figured, why not give this a shot, learn some things in the trade. Far Better sounding to me then wasting my life away in a Walmart Super Center slaving away 40+ hours a week conformed to a corporation that treats their associates like robotic drones. Doing Asset protection for Walmart just for 7 months alone gave me a form of PTSD that's preventing me from ever being able to shop at those stores ever again! And the anxiety of working in a position that company policy forced me to just sit by and let them walk out with stolen property, bugged the crap out of me.

     Anywho, I showed up for the interview at the Photography Studio about 30 min. early, so i could fill out the paperwork and chat for abit. After that short conversation, I had the job, and all I had to do was wait for the company to finish the background check in the next couple days. As I walked out of the little studio, I saw a Real Estate Office directly across the street called Southern Shores Real Estate Group.  I've been looking for a way to get into doing Real Estate Photography for quite some time, and immediately had the thought that I needed to go into this place and at least introduce myself. So, as I jumped over the curb, I landed on a small step and lost my balance for a moment, causing me to stumble into the busy oncoming traffic where a rather close truck fired off his horn as I recovered, quickly retreating back to the sidewalk. After I safely made it across the crosswalk, and to the small office.

     I walked into quite a cozy work-space with only one person behind the desk and kind of a scruffy looking man talking to the associate. This man at the desk in front of me that was inquiring about getting work with some agents doing repairs on houses, so I waited quietly a few steps back and casually looked at the photos on the wall. They all seemed like photos that you would see pre-sold with frames at a home decor store. But not tacky. They fit the style of the room well enough to distract me abit. After the grungy man handed the lady some Business cards, he said his farewell and walked past me and out the front door. Laurie Way -Office Manager, was the name and position of this lovely woman. I introduced myself, stating, " My name is Cory Jones, and I'm a new local Photographer. I'm interested in doing some Real Estate photo work, and getting to know some others that do the same in the area to kinda get into the scene. Can I pick your brain abit about what you like to see when you have Photographers take shots for your house's, usual standard cost per house and such?" Laurie responded very energetically saying that she would love to help me out! In short time frame of the conversation we shared, I learned that a good base starting rate would be $100 -$200 per house. Of course depending on the size of the house, editing time and such. Then she suggested that using a Wide angle lens will help the house look bigger and finally mentioned that making the lines even, so the house doesn't look crooked. She then offered to share my name and business cards with the others in the office to help get my name out there! After a short time of more casual conversation, I thanked her for helping me get to the bottom so some of these hidden gems of information that we're usually stuck behind a Paywall online from all of these " Masters of the Industry" kinda thing, and headed back out to my car.  

     You would think that after a successful interview, and creating the possibility of getting into an area of work that i am very interested in, would be all that could happen to a guy in a single day. Nope. 

     I was also suppose to be up north in Columbia with my uncle D. C. Max Collins, to help him out at the office with some patients for the afternoon. So after i was able to find the right road heading to Columbia, (why is there not an easily to find freeway in South Carolina by the way?! I mean really.. It took me forever to find a straight road going in one direction!) I gave him a call to let him know i was on my way. He even gave me an out, saying that he knew i had been driving all day, and if I wanted to help out another day, then that was totally fine. I immediately responded , saying that I needed to surround myself with empowering individuals today, that I wanted to help heal some people, and that I was about an hour away. I'll be there soon. When I arrived, I was greeted with this image of the front of his office. 

Front of the Office

Front of the Office

     As soon as I stepped foot inside the front door, the Energy that I was presented with was nothing short of that which creates Godly possibilities. Now, what I mean by "Godly" has nothing to do with the religious side of its direct interpretation. More so of what comes to my mind when I think of it. I use it for the representation of its insinuated level of Power over creation. Healing. Peace. By verbally creating my own Godly Possibilities in my life, it reverses the polarity on the mental constraints that I've placed over myself over the decades of living in the fantasy world crippling depression that I created for myself. This allows me to overcome that "false reality" of a prison and frees my mind to be able to dwell in a non toxic world/ environment so that I can find and become the Powerful individual that I want to be. This is my own interpretation of the meaning of the word. 

Avacodo, Grapefruit, Cayenne Pepper, wrapped in Sesame Seaweed

Avacodo, Grapefruit, Cayenne Pepper, wrapped in Sesame Seaweed

     I spent the afternoon working alongside of Max, interacting with each of the Patients, and learning about how he does his work. At the end of the day, we where chatting over some Grapefruit, Avocado, Cayenne pepper and Sesame Seaweed ( the best snack on the planet by the way!) and He told me that he would love to get me in the office full time to help out and grow the business. That I would be able to Utilize my 8+ Years of Massage Therapy and Rehabilitation Training, and I would also be able to help them digitally document all of the success stories tied to the office as he travels around the world to help and heal.

    This would also allow me to be able to continue to do what I'm passionate about with Photography, and Creating videos on YouTube as well. This Offer blew my mind. I then found myself talking to the Owner Boss Lady. After a brief interview, she asked me what would my expected salary to start would need to be. My response was abit shaky to be honest. No one had ever asked me what I wanted to be paid to work for them before. I was flat out honest with her and said, " I need to generate $1,500 atleast per month to cover my living cost, but Max would be more knowledgeable on my worth to you." She smiled and went to discuss things with Max. After a few minutes, Max came into the kitchen where I was sitting, and told me that they would be making sure that they would take care making sure that I would be "Comfortable" and help me get back on my feet to ease the transition.   I Start Monday.

     The Moral of this story, if that is what we want to call it, could simply be that you just need to Create your own success in your head, then verbalize them to yourself and the Universe, before things can align in the proper frequency in your personal life, and then become a reality. But creating this situation was definitely alot more paddling under the water that lead up to this phenomenal day. Last year, while living in Idaho, I took a trip to South Carolina with my Mother and youngest Sister.  Check out that Vlog Set HERE. On this trip, I set in motion the communication with the people that I needed to making this magnificent opportunity into motion. I moved to South Carolina in the middle of June, taking a complete shot in the dark with 3 friends i've had for over 20 years. We moved into a run down house next to an Air Force base. And while 2 of them worked, I focused exclusively on my photography and social media presence. 3 days every week, I was submitting 25 Resumes a day, slowly branching out to everything within a 1.5 hour drive time radius for jobs in Massage, Photography, for chiropractors and everything that I didn't want as well. I placed all of my energy into what my heart knew what I was passionate about. And now, 5 weeks later it's all coming together. Yes, all things in life will happen when they are meant to. But, if we take the time and energy to just... Focus our intentions abit better.  While maintaining the proper levels of integrity in our lives with EVERYONE that we interact with on a day to day basis, I find that the Universe is definitely more willing to give us what we want, if we just articulate it with intent, and confidence.  

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