Many entrepreneurial narratives involve some degree of corporate bashing. Whether it’s the disdain for being confined to an office with set hours or the dislike for being “bossed”…whether it’s the disdain for the bureaucracy, politics, or atmosphere of the company or the distaste for the work itself, the sense of selling one’s soul eventually motivates the disenfranchised employees to move on and “start up”. Feeling like a fraud in their corporate lives inspires (or overtakes) them to do something more meaningful, intentful, socially responsible…something with more of their heart.
In my heart, I believe the best companies (and organizations) overcome this, inspiring and equipping their employees for the long-haul — or their next gig….intellectually and, often, financially. Indeed, many entrepreneurs can thank their former large corporate employers for the resources needed to start-up. I can. Getting a loan for a new venture is nearly impossible, so if not born with silver spoon, one must have saved sufficiently to invest in one.
Wandering around the city between meetings, I find myself at 555 California. As I glance up at my former office building, I smile with nostalgia and gratitude. Looking back to 2004, I see the stepping stones to the present…a day trip here to attend a board meeting. Serving on a board was an aspiration back in 2004, but I figured I would have to wait until after retirement. As an investment banker, conflicts of interest restricted me from publishing, investing, and participating in most everything. But, that’s the thing about planting seeds of desire…they tend to materialize in ways you didn’t contemplate.
Although the entrepreneurial life is “no days off” without the hope of a Super Bowl ring, there is the freedom and opportunity to build, dream, and learn. And, for me, all of that building, dreaming, and learning wouldn’t have been possible without 555 California. So, I pause and pay my respects. Gratitude is a divine multiplier…as are repeating numbers.
555 always signals a divinely guided change, so trust that you’ll be watched over during this change, as it’s part of your soul’s path. When you add up the three 5’s, the sum is 15, which is 6 when you add the 1 to the 5. 6 in Angel Numbers speaks about losing your fears about your earthly supply, and trusting that you’ll be financially and otherwise supported as you make this change.” ~Doreen Virtue