(Converse means the rune came into my hand face-down.)
One meaning of Raido converse is a meeting that yields something unexpected.
One of my hats is that of a real estate professional. I met with a potential buyer yesterday, a younger man with big dreams – one of which is purchasing a multi-million dollar apartment building. Because he makes less than what’s needed to purchase a one-bedroom condo and has bad credit, I had to carefully validate his dreams while compassionately bringing him back down to reality.
I talked with him about how buying less than the ideal now (a studio condo) and progressively upgrading to a more expensive property every 3-5 years could help him reach his goal in 15 years or so. (I live in one of the few real estate markets in the country where home values are still appreciating, albeit slower than in the past.) He wasn’t having it – he wants what he wants right now and isn’t willing to wait 3 years, let alone 15.
As I watched him talk about what he wanted – his eyes aglow and his gestures animated – I realized I was seeing a reflection of myself 10 years ago. We should all have big dreams – dreams that should never be allowed to crumble under the weight of day-to-day living and circumstance. But what this man lacks (and what I have always struggled with) is the will and the patience to make dreams become realities.
And so my meeting with him yielded something unexpected: the realization that the only ways for me to achieve my dreams are hard work and patience. There are no shortcuts.
When you draw Raido converse, become receptive and observant when meeting with others. Look for an unexpected opportunity for growth.