My boss LOVES business building books and audios and I have had the privilege of benefiting from his passion for this. He frequently passes an audio or book to me and I have yet to dislike anything I have read or heard from him. A couple weeks ago I borrowed The Dream Manager from him and absolutely loved it. For this non-dreamer it was a very empowering book and I am currently taking steps to implement this in my life. If you don’t run a business or coach people who run a business it’s probably not super beneficial until you get to the last chapter where he explains how to implement it into your life. I don’t want to tell you too much because I really think you should read the book, but I will tell you a few of the fundamentals that I’m working on.
1. Make a list of 100 dreams (or goals) that you have for your life. It can be as small as lose 5 pounds or as big as fund and build an orphanage in Africa. Just right them all down in a list. You can edit later.
2. Get a dream journal and write down each dream you would like to achieve and then write down the time frame. 0-12 months, 1-5 years, or 5 years or more.
3. Then pick a few dreams that you want to work on right now. I don’t think he suggests this, but I plan to write a few thoughts on that dreams page that help me focus on how to get there. If it’s lose 5 pounds I would write. Exercise at least 3 days a week and cut back on sweets.
4. Take time each week to review your dreams and celebrate when you fulfill them. This helps to motivate you in your daily life to be working towards something.
I realized while talking to a friend the other day that without dreams/goals you are just existing, not really living your life to the fullest potential.
I’ll share a few dreams I am focusing on right now:
0-12 months: make our house feel like our home
1-5 years: pay off all loans with higher interest than our house
5 and beyond: Plan and take an extravagant vacation (couple or family)