Why am I Dreaming About Jay? (The guy that does the weekly WA webinars)
Spoiler alert: While based on a true story, this post is about the power of video. I am NOT in love with Jay. If I had been, I wouldn't be anymore after his lame excuse of why his dogs did not make a guest appearance at the end of this Friday's webinar.
For the last three or four weeks or so, I have been asking myself this question. "Why am I dreaming about Jay?" For starters, WA is NOT a dating site. So, this is kind of a weird thing to have happen. Now, had I dreamed about Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon; I wouldn't have given it a second thought.
After all, I need to find a way to meet Jeff Bezos. He is kind of rich. I know of a 6,000 acre ranch in my area that might be perfect for him. Also, I recently saw a video of him. On New Year's eve he was filmed wearing a cowboy hat and riding a horse into a little western shop here in Colorado. (I live in Colorado.)
I tend to admire men that can ride horses. It was very obvious that Jeff Bezos was comfortable riding a horse. I was also impressed how a cowboy hat could turn an "average looking" guy that I never looked at twice, into someone that one that catches my attention.
In all honestly, I never gave Jeff Bezos a second thought until I saw that Instagram video of him riding the horse. BUT, I didn't dream about Jeff Bezos. I dreamed about Jay.
In case you all haven't noticed, Jay does not wear cowboy hats. I suspect that Jay likes horses just as much as my two sons like horses. My kids don't particularly like horses. They are not remotely close to being cowboys. If anything, my sons are a lot like Jay. Smart, successful and kind of geeky. Taking into account that my ex-husband was a Canadian; it is even more weird that I am dreaming about Jay.
Yet, in my dream, Jay is laying on my bed. Fully clothed.... I am chattering away non-stop about affiliate marketing and e-commerce in general. Granted the story of my dream might be more interesting if I was talking to Jay about Jeff Bezos.
But I wasn't. All I can remember, aside from the fact that he was fully clothed and on my bed, is that I could tell that Jay was growing frustrated because I just kept talking about work.
It was around that point in time that I woke up.
I was a bit sad that I was about to lose a "boyfriend" in my dreams because I was so consumed with my work. Only the next day did I begin wondering, "Why was I dreaming about Jay."
For better or worse, I can confidently say that I am not dreaming about Jay because I lack male attention. This morning, I think I finally figured out why the reason why dreamed about Jay.
Why did I dream about Jay?
Jay does more webinars/videos than any other person I know. In doing so, we are given the chance to get to know Jay. We feel like he is talking to us. Each time we watch a webinar or a recording, we learn a little bit more about Jay. He has consistently been doing the webinars for a long time, so it might be normal to feel like we are developing a relationship with that person. Since Jay uses the chat feature in his webinars, people can interact with him. So, it is not completely one side.
When I first joined WA in November 2016 - I did not know who Jeff Bezos or Jay was. I did not know that hanging out with all the entrepreneurial minded WA members would result in my being inspired to open a brick and mortar real estate office, a retail shop and my owning multiple affiliate marketing websites.
To continue scaling, at some point soon, I need to hire someone to help me.
As a long time real estate broker with contact information plastered all over the internet, the bulk of the phone calls and emails I get every day are people trying to sell me something.I am WAY past being numb to unsolicited marketing messages. Yet, Jay's company will be the first company that I call when I am ready to outsource some of my activities.
I periodically watch webinars put on by a home staging lady, a few real estate people and a couple of motivational speakers. In each webinar, the always include an advertisement for something they are selling that will be discounted for a limited time. I tolerate the ads and limited special time offers but I do not like them. Yet, since I feel like I am tolerating these ads, I most likely won't ever purchase.
The amazing thing about this, is that Jay has earned my trust while I have been watching FREE, educational webinars over a period of time.
While I am aware of his business, he does not advertise his business or promote products or services like most other people that put on webinars do. So, I never find myself mentally shutting down in one of his presentation.
Yet, when it comes time for me to hire a company for my website work; Jay's company will be the one that I turn to.
If you think about, video is powerful.
By any chance, have you noticed yourself reacting the same way to people's videos and/or webinars?
ps I hope that each of you have a nice and productive weekend as you work towards making your dreams come true.