Kim’s tip: Think of what you consider ‘impossible’, then think again!
RAM: Sometimes we reject things because we fail to understand them. Consider where you may be discarding the greatest opportunity of your life! “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” — Decca Recording Company after hearing the Beatles’ in 1962
AUROCHS: Your talents and resources are buried treasures. You have to look beneath the surface and bring them up. “Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.” This was said by the drillers Edwin Drake wanted to hire for his oil project in 1859
TWINS: There is something to express yet you hold back. It might be resistance to vulnerability, or simply the belief that your words will not be well received. Either way, silence is no ally anymore. “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”—asked by Warner Brothers in 1927
COBRA: Do you think there is only one way to get from A to B? Consider a new methodology to create what you want. “The horse is here to stay; the automobile is only a novelty.” –Michigan Savings Bank President, 1903, advising against investment in Ford Motors.
LION: Dismissing the suggestion of a friend or partner may not only lead to animosity but a missed opportunity. The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value.” Western Union internal memo, 1876
CERES: There are things that you want to experience and it may seem like no one supports them. Remember, if it’s meaningful to you, it is meaningful. There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.” Statement by Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
BALENCIA: You may have thought your life was big enough, but things change. Consider expanding your range of motion, physically, creatively and financially. As a Boeing engineer said after the first flight of the 247, (a twin engine plane that carried ten people), said, “There will never be a bigger plane built.”
SCORPION: Power is about energy. Are you using all of yours? You have the power within you to create. Don’t underestimate it. “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be available. It would mean the atom would have to be shattered at will.” – Albert Einstein, 1932.
ARCHER: Relationships can be based on what the other person thinks should make you happy. Basically, they have no idea. Consider concentrating on your own needs, and they on theirs. You might start by letting go of words like should or ought or this is enough. “640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981
SEA-GOAT: Intuition is a remarkable thing, unless drowned out by gremlins. Consider a second opinion if you find yourself pulling out of a project. “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not me.” -Gary Cooper choosing not to take the leading role in Gone With The Wind.
WATER-BEARER: How much weight do you give the opinions of others? Letting them decide ? As a Yale professor said of a student’ paper proposing a national overnight delivery service, “The concept is interesting, but in order to earn better than a C (pass), the idea must be feasible.” The student went on to found the US Federal Express Corporation.
FISHES: Nothing is forbidden. Nothing is beyond reach. It is by going outside the boundaries that new understanding is gained. “The abdomen, chest, and brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the surgeon”. Sir John Ericksen, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873
Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two gorgeous black cats. As well as her author website‚ she runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is completing a Masters Degree. Her novel writing is done early every morning. Currently she’s working on the Quantum Encryption Series, the follow up to the Quantum Enchantment trilogy!