I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
Life is short. It really truly is.
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The invention of the GPS forever changed the ease of travel. It not only gives you step-by-step directions, it calculates your anticipated time of arrival and offers you ways to avoid traffic. If you miss a turn, no big deal, it simply adjusts to find the best detour and provides you with an alternate route to get to your destination. On the road to realizing your dreams, there is much to be learned from this nifty little invention.
Here are 10 driving tips on the road to your dreams:
1. Set your destination. Unless you know your destination, a GPS will not be much use to you. You must choose a destination! This is not to say you can’t change direction at any time, it just means that in order to receive guidance about where to go, you must begin by choosing a direction to head. (By the way, there is of course not a thing wrong with a joyride, as long as you don’t feel any particular urgency to get anywhere in particular.)
2. How soon would you like to get there? How fast are you moving? Take into account how fast you’re able to travel for a steady distance, and when you would like to arrive. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll get there. With a bit of planning, you’ll be able to easily assess when to set out on your journey and what to pack.
3. Refuel. Give yourself extra time so you can stop along the way to refuel. Part of enjoying the journey means allowing time for pit stops, detours, and fueling stations.
4. Hands on the wheel. Remember, YOU are in the driver’s seat. It’s YOUR journey. Don’t drive the wrong way down a one-way street, but do make it your own. You were not put on this earth to live others people dreams, you’re here to live yours.
5. Enjoy the ride! Half the fun is getting there. Life is about the journey not the destination. However trite that may sound, it’s true.
6. Many hands make for lighter work. If it feels daunting to go it alone, find others who are heading in a similar direction, or have been there, and ask for help. Someone who can see your blind spots. Teamwork makes the dream work. Together we really are so much more.
7. Pace yourself. Detours are part of the journey, so it’s best if you plan for them and build in some extra time and resources. Knowing its there will give you added confidence.
8. Eyes on the road. Glance in the rear-view mirror periodically, but keep your primary focus on what’s in front of you. Your past does not determine your future. Keep your eyes on the road. Know where you’re headed and keep move forward.
9. Celebrate. Celebrate each milestone along the way, knowing that every mile counts. There will always be new horizons and milestones ahead. Don’t forget to celebrate.
10. Don’t quit. Don’t doubt and question whether or not you’ll get there! Just keep going… Energy spent on doubts and fear and worry only slows you down, kind of like having one foot on the gas and the other on the break. Fear is along for the ride, but it belongs in the trunk- not the driver’s seat.
The Road to Making Your Dreams Possible:
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Here’s to the road ahead,
Are you tired of the status quo and eager to live life on your own terms?
Do you feel frustrated or burnt out on the everyday routines?
Are you fed up with the “shoulds”, the “to dos”, and the endless expectations and opinions of others?
When I started my business back in 2004, I dreamed of having the freedom to travel, chart my own course, work from anywhere and be myself without boundaries.
I did not want to be tied down.
People told me my dreams were impossible. People told me I should stay at the job I had at a prestigious university, embrace the routines and “settle down”.
I knew I couldn’t stay.
On a good day at work, I felt restless. On a bad day, I felt more like a caged animal. I hated being micro-managed. There was no room for creativity. Ingenuity wasn’t welcomed, rather a threat to the status quo. The work was repetitive. I wasn’t challenged or inspired. I was expected to just keep doing the same things over and over again in the same ways.
And I felt alone. Those around me seemed content, enough.
What I wanted was to feel the wind in my hair. I wanted to let the day unfold without “to dos” dominating my day. I wanted to work from anywhere and be able to set my own schedule. I wanted to have gorgeous mountain views, or desert light, or savor sunsets on the beach with my feet in the sand. In truth, I wanted all of the above.
And I’ve learned that I’m not alone in this longing for more. More freedom, more adventure, more independence, more joy and creativity, more self-expression, and more impact… living and working with a sense of purpose and passion.
I have achieved this so-called “impossible” dream.
I not only have the freedom I so craved, but I also have the best job in the world: helping YOU create your life to match your deepest dreams, chart your own course, live boundlessly, work from anywhere and create a ‘no vacation needed’ way of life.
Do you relate?
Back then I wondered how the heck I could make my dreams real. I didn’t have a road map, or a guide. This was before the internet. Smartphones weren’t in every pocket, the internet was not accessible everywhere, internet marketing wasn’t mainstream, and the term ‘digital nomad’ had not even been coined yet.
I didn’t know where to start or how to break out.
Over the years I’ve done a lot of experimentation and I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve also helped countless people achieve their own seemingly “impossible” dreams.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that it’s not the big dramatic changes and huge risks and leaps that make your dreams real. Even though it might feel like you have to shake your entire life up for things to change …. it’s the small everyday changes, consistently implemented, that make all the difference and pave the way to achieve your dreams.
Small steps – if they’re the right steps – can be absolutely transformative and powerfully set you in a new direction, fast!
If you’re ready to take those small steps with me, click here to join my FREE 5-Day Mission Possible Experiments-in-Action Challenge! Start today and by this time next week you will SEE the difference!
It’s time to dust off those dreams up on that hard-to-reach shelf, or that got locked away, forgotten, or just feel silly, unrealistic, maybe even impossible. Get ready for new discoveries, shifting old worn out patterns and get to know your dreams anew.
To your success and happiness,
Totally unprompted, a client of mine reached out to me. She shared that she was sending me money.
Perhaps so far, this story doesn’t sound that out of the ordinary.
But this client didn’t owe me any money.
She said she had decided to PAY the way – as a decidedly anonymous donor – for whomever I choose to receive a full scholarship to my signature program, The Dream Acceleration™ Program.
WHY would she do this?!?
She said simply that she credits The Dream Acceleration™ Program for so much of the success that she’s had, and she wants to help someone else have this special opportunity. She explained that she wants to know she helped someone else say a big YES to their dreams. That now that she can, she is eager to give back and pay the way for someone else who may not otherwise have the opportunity to join the program.
I’ve said a million times that I have the best clients in the world. This was just more evidence of how incredible my clients are.
Moved and inspired by her blind generosity, I could hardly wait to share.
So I shared on Facebook about this incredible generous offering and within minutes guess what happened next?? …
I received the following private message from yet ANOTHER client:
“Tara, I would like to donate $100 towards your scholarship program. The Dream Acceleration™ Program changed my life, and I too would like to give back in a meaningful way.”
I was blown away. Two past clients donating to future clients, people they don’t know!
When I tell you I have had the true honor of leading this extraordinary program for hundreds of people spanning 4 continents in the 14+ years I’ve been in business, I mean it.
While the scholarships have been claimed, I have a special GIFT for you.
I decided to put together a very special FREE gift to help even more people. I call it ‘The Mission Possible Challenge‘ because, in just 5 days time, it will help you take simple, powerful actions towards achieving your dream.
Here’s to refreshing surprises and dreams realized!
Helping people live their dreams since 2004.
Are you feeling lost or frustrated wondering what happened to your dreams and aspirations? Are you yearning to reconnect with them and re-discover who you truly are? Ready to take those dreams down off that dusty hard to reach shelf, brush them off, and get to know them anew?
This simple powerful visualization exercise will help you reconnect with your dreams:
Take a quiet moment. Pause, for juuuust a quick moment and take a few breaths. Connect to that place inside you where your deepest dreams and desires reside, where your imagination speaks. Have a peek. Have a listen.
Journey in and lock eyes for a single delicious moment with a longing that is palpable within you.
It’s there. It’s always there, waiting for you to pay attention.
The real dreams don’t go away. They wait.
Hold in your mind’s eye a vision of what makes YOUR heart skip a beat and turns up the brightness on the light from within.
Set aside needing to know HOW to make it happen – for now. Resist “the how hole”.
Just let yourself see it, know it, and want it.
Remind yourself that within our vast Universe of Possibility, you couldn’t even dream your dream if it was utterly impossible.
Believe in it, even and especially if you have no freakin’ clue how to make it so.
Whenever you choose, you can go right back to being skeptical, jaded, and overwhelmed.
But, first – like a sexy soul who catches your eye from across a room, for a sliiiiight moment longer than is comfortable … hold your gaze with what you want.
Let it know that you SEE it – that you know it’s there, here, with you.
Give it a fist bump, or a flirty wink of acknowledgement.
Assure it that while it might be a secret to others, it is no secret to you.
Let it know that its whispers aren’t falling on deaf ears. Say “thank you” for all the ways it nudges you to grow and realize the truth of what you’re capable of.
Thank it for challenging you to be a bigger bolder full-expression version of yourself.
Give a wisdom-filled nod, one that knows dream realization is really about self-actualization.
If the grandeur of your boundless potential makes you blush, then blush!
And breath. And keep imagining the possibilities for your life.
Your dream wants to connect with you. It’s delighted and eager to connect with YOU.
It’s time to give it some serious love.
Give it because you don’t want it to feel neglected … that’s just the kind of person you are.
And give it because, when you do, YOUR life is enriched! Your life gets easier, more exciting, more fun-filled, more delightful. You are eager to get-up-and-out-of-bed in the morning.
Remind yourself that it’s okay for life to be easier and a whole lot more fun.
Share in the comments below, how does that feel? How was it for you to connect with your dream?
The next step, obviously, is to make that dream REAL. It’s one thing to connect with it, and now that you’re feeling that love and connection, the next step is to make it happen.
If you felt the power of this simple visualization exercise, I invite you to take a next step with me.
The 5-day Mission Possible Challenge is one my favorite favorite programs, where, similar to this, I help you take simple powerful actionable steps over a 5-day people that can help you make any dream come true — and it’s my GIFT to you!
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Can’t wait to help you bring your dreams to life!
Helping people live their dreams since 2004
Creator of the Dream Acceleration Program