Three years ago I reached that enough is enough moment and knew I had to change my life. For two weeks I told anyone who would listen that I was changing my life, my dream was to…….
I didn’t really know what my dream was but I knew I wanted to find out what it was and live it. After a couple of days of thinking, I was watching a reality show about event planners and was immediately intrigued.
They had the clip boards, they had the bluetooth’s, they were bossing everyone around, it looked very appealing to me. So that day on the couch I determined my dream was to be an event planner, yeah!
I got a chance to put this to the test right away because my sister was getting married and she asked me to plan the wedding (I know you’re cringing right now). It took three days into this experience for me to realize being an event planner wasn’t my dream.
No one listened or respected me as the event planner and I had no clue what I was doing. This wasn’t my dream but not because of the failure, it wasn’t my dream because I hadn’t taken the time to figure out what my dream really was.
Fast forward a year and I was convinced my dream was to be an author. I had always loved to write and had an idea for a book, so I wrote the book and self-published it. Finally, my dream was coming together.
You probably have read or heard my story somewhere, so you know the book flopped, only selling five copies in the first three months (three of those were to friends). It took that book flopping and a 19-year-old guy to help me really figure out what my dream is.
While writing is part of that dream, speaking, teaching, coaching and consulting are part of that dream, all of that feeds into my dream:
My dream is to help people stop settling, stop making excuses so that they can live the life of their dreams. So all the things I do are working towards and with that dream. The thing is that it took a while and figuring some things out about myself for me to truly realize my dream. (more…)