Can a medical intuitive, a dolphin trainer, and a dolphin change your life forever?
Yeah. They can.
Here’s how it happened to me.
Near the end of my week swimming with dolphins, something struck me.
The dolphins lived in pens on the side of the ocean with fences low enough that they could easily jump over.
That afternoon on the dock, feeding the dolphins, was a beautiful marine biologist with sun-kissed skin and hair bleached from the Caribbean mixture of salt and sun.
She had a calmness about her that I wasn’t familiar with.
I approached her, “I’d like to ask you a question,”
“Sure. Ask away”
“I see the dolphins jump in the air far higher than the pens doing ‘tricks’ for food. Why don’t they just jump and be free?”
She paused for a moment that seemed like an eternity but was probably just a few seconds.
Then she looked up at me, smiled, and with the wisdom of a Sage said,
“Why don’t you?”
she paused again.
“Why do you do tricks for food? Why don’t you just jump and be free?”
Her smile remained and her eyes told me she understood what I was going through.
I tried to laugh, but those words hit me so hard that all I could do was smirk, “hmmph”, and nod.
That evening, I sat on the beach watching the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico and I thought,
I have been doing tricks for food, cars, clothes, and things that don’t fill me up in any meaningful way. Why don’t I just jump and be free.
Six months later, I jumped.
Very quickly I learned why dolphins don’t jump.
Do you know why?
Can you guess?
BECAUSE THERE ARE SHARKS IN THE OCEAN!
I met many sharks as an entrepreneur. Many.
But dolphins have a natural way of protecting themselves from sharks.
Do you know how they do it?
They swim in pods.
Sharks will attack a solo dolphin, but they won’t go near a group of them.
This is true for entrepreneurs too.
When we stick together, not even the Apex predator will come near us. We are free to learn, grow, and help others. In these pods, we can change the world.