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Success in Business Due to Dreams
ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN BUSINESS BECAUSE OF A PROBLEM-SOLVING DREAM. People don’t think of dreams as a source of answers for business success, yet modern folklore is full of stories showing how a dream led someone to become wealthy, whether in the stock market or product innovation. Even today, people base decisions on the stockmarket or horse races bases on dreams, and beat the odds.
C.J. WALKER, FROM DREAM TO MILLIONAIRE.Madame C.J. Walker (1867-1919) is cited in the Guinness Book of Records as the first female American self-made millionaire and was also the first member of her family born free as an African American. Walker founded and built an African-American cosmetic company that made her a millionaire many times over. She suffered from a scalp infection that made her lose her hair and began to experiment with the medicines and hair-care products available at the time. None helped. Then, she had this dream:
He answered my prayer, for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a big, black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa. I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out. I tried it on my friends; it helped them. I made up my mind to begin to sell it.
Walker was an entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. She described her rise from a childhood of poverty to being head of an international corporation:
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I built my own factory on my own ground.
[On Her Own Ground: the Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, Lelia P. Bundles, 2001 Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture, Kathy Peiss, 1999, Owl Books]
ELIAS HOWE INVENTS THE SEWING MACHINE.EliasHowehad been trying for years to invent an automated sewing machine that could revolutionize the sewing industry. First he tried using a needle which was pointed at both ends and had an eye in the middle, but that design was a failure.
Exhausted, he fell asleep one night and dreamed he had been captured by a tribe of savages who demanded that he produce a working sewing machine. He failed, so they decided to cut off his head. He managed to escape. The natives pursued him, lobbing spears at him as they ran. In the dream, Howe noticed that each of the spears contained a hole in the spearhead.
When he woke, he realized the dream gave him the solution to his problem. The hole should not be at the dull end of the needle as it was for needles used to sew by hand, but at the sharp end so that the needle could draw thread down and through fabric resting on the table. Howe changed his design and discovered that it worked; his 1845 patent remained the working model for a sewing machine for over a hundred and fifty years. [A Popular History of American Invention, W. Kaempffert, Ed. Vol. II, NY: Scribner's Sons, 1924].
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