The five relationships you must nurture to
maximize your effectiveness in the marketplace
can be identified by looking at the fingers
in your hand. The number one relationship that
gets overlooked is symbolized by your index finger.
The index, or pointer finger represents those I
call pawns and pushers. Pawns and pushers are in
your life to hinder your progress in achieving the
plan and purpose your Spiritual Source has assigned
to your life.
Whenever you seek to move outside your comfort zone,
or pursue those things in your heart that will benefit
others and yourself, you can expect opposition and
physical restraints. Pawns and pushers will hold you
down or back.
Let’s briefly look at the Pawn.
A pawn in a chess game is of least value. It can only
move in one direction. Pawns become powerful when
joined with another pawn to create ‘a duo,’ but is
limited to six advances. Many times before the game
is over, there are some pawns who have taken no action
at all. Those who do move forward, end their movement
before the eighth (8th) rank. Also, a pawn can be
promoted to any position, except king.
How does that relate to pursuing your business dreams?
A pawn is someone who can be used to further the purpose
of another. In a negative situation, pawns seem like
positive allies. The question you must ask yourself
is, “Will my association with this person, or group
propel me toward fulfilling my dream, or kill my dream?”
Pawns can be powerful persuaders, especially when
joined with another. Their words of encouragement and
support may sound so convincing that choosing to flow
in the direction they are traveling seems like an
obvious choice. Keep in mind three (3) things
when pawns show up:
1. Pawns are limited in how far they can take you
and are on one track. The track may not lead to
your destination. You may not reach your
2. Pawns get off track before they complete the
course, or don’t take action at all… satisfied
with things as they are.
3. Pawns do not make it to the eighth (8th) rank.
Eight (8) is the number of new beginnings. Pawns
are not looking to begin something new. Neither
can they envision the possibility of a life without
limits. Pawns are limited in their thinking. It’s
what Zig Ziglar calls, “stinkin thinkin.” Stinkin’
thinkin’ by pawns are negative thoughts spoken aloud
to hinder themselves and you.
Pawns are mockers and scoffers who want power and
attention; especially the kind you are receiving,
but can’t get.
TIP: Review what you’ve written when you first
imagined the possibilities of fulfilling your
business dreams. If there are people who do not
stand in agreement, or are negative about your
dream, let the dream killers go and move on.
In Part 2 we’ll see the value of pushers in your
journey toward business success.
Robin Kegler is the Wearing The Right C.A.P. Coach, Speaker, Founder of Wearing The Right C.A.P.tm and creator of the Wearing The Right C.A.P. PAGS Assessments to help people know where they fit, will prosper and have the most fulfillment in life and work. She helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and solo professionals build strong teams by putting the right people…in the right place…doing the right assignment. To receive Right CAPtions, free audio downloads and more visit http://www.wearingtherightcapatwork.com or http://www.fanningtheflame.net.