Okay, I know that you probably don't hear this enough, so let me tell you. SUPPORT THE DREAMS OF OTHERS. Those little family restaurant/business owners, direct sellers, artists, musicians, dancers, actors/ actresses, sport players, college students or anyone with a dream period! All of these people are striving to do what they love and want to do, and you need to support them.
Look, I know that your first thought when going out to eat would be Applebee's or Buffalo Wild Wings, but go somewhere else for a change! Go to that restaurant that isn't a chain, go to that small town bar or restaurant and check it out! Also, go to that small business on the square. Check out the toy shop, small clothing shop, or flower shop that you would never check out any other day. They care so much more about their business and taking care of who supports them than a huge company would, and trust me you will love it.
Direct sellers are goal setters and dreamers too! I know you probably get annoyed with all of the Facebook posts, but this is their business. This is how they get themselves out there. I see all the time that photo going around saying something about someone from high school trying to sell you something. Well, buy from them! Instead of going to a store run by a corporate company, go get the make up, warmers, diet supplements, tupperware, and anything else that is out there from someone that directly benefits from it. Support their dream.
Why should you support the small family restaurant/business owners and direct sellers? It's so easy, these things help them pay for things. It helps them pay for college, gas, an electricity bill, a vacation, or whatever they need the money for just because you helped them live their dream! Sounds rewarding, right?
On to all of the other ones. You know what I hate hearing? "You'll never make money doing that." Well you know what? Screw whoever says that and follow your dreams. For those that are watching from the outside, do something to help. If you see a video of an aspiring dancer, singer, or an actor/actress, share it! If you see that a person is setting up their pottery table or is selling their paintings or stained glass art, buy something! If you don't have the money, share it with your friends or family. You are fueling their dreams. If you see a sports player, go to a game and cheer them on. If you see a college student, offer to help them with their studies or maybe just let them tell you what they want to do with their degree. Once they tell you, SUPPORT THEM. Do you get the picture now?
The bottom line is, I see too much negativity on these people that are actually trying to put their dreams in action. Don't be negative, be happy for them. They are doing what you would love to do, and you know what? Maybe you should learn something from them and strive to do the exact thing that they are doing.
With that I would like to leave you with a quote to inspire YOU to follow your DREAMS.
"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself." -Edmunds Lee