Thank you so much for joining the DreamMaker challenge. During the next seven days, my goal is to help you break down goals into easy to eat pieces and make a plan so that you can slay 2021 the way I have slain 2020. But to kick this off, we need to have a vision.
What is DreamMaker Challenge?
For anyone who missed out on what the #DreamMaker2021 challenge is all about, be sure to check out the video I did yesterday on Facebook.
Here is the bullet point version too. Each day you will get a blog post like this breaking down a critical element of goal planning that I use to achieve my dreams. These are the techniques I used to achieve a lot of goals in the last 20 years. Some of them are newer elements as I am always trying to improve and achieve more. The post will consist of:
- Video to break down the key purpose.
- Text with cited resources, for those who like to dig in deep like me.
- A downloadable PDF worksheet that you can print or fill in by hand to help you implement what you’re learning.
My goal is that you can complete this in as little as 30 minutes of effort each day. This is perfect for those who are busy wearing multiple hats such as working full-time, being a caregiver, and pursuing their dreams.
Who is DreamMaker Challenge For
It is for anyone who is tired of feeling stuck, stagnate, trapped.
These tools will help you plan goals and be able to work them so that you can achieve the life of your dreams. 2020 highlighted for so very many of us how fragile life is and how so many of us are just barely surviving. We are in jobs we don’t love, perhaps married or in relationships that do not lift us up or fulfill us, and many have experienced the fear of their health failing or being compromised.
These tools can help you systematically address those aspects of your life that you want to be different and implement a plan to get you closer to what you truly want.
To start that, we need to take some time and reflect.
What is your Dream?
This is essential. Everything we do moving forward lynchpins on this question. Now for many of you, you already know. You want to be successful. We need to get a bit more specific on what that means for you.
There are a lot of ways to do this and everyone has to explore the system that works best for them. Some people create a vision board like Jack Cannfield.
You can write a letter to yourself from the future. Imagine what future you would write to tell you about the amazing life you have. Are you living in a specific place? What kind of house do you have? What is your job? What have you achieved?
You can create a wish list, similar to the lists we make in everyday life, focusing on what you want in your life instead of what you need from the grocery store. I’ve used this one in the past. As a matter of fact, in some ways, I still use this method. Instead of at this big stage, I use it for my annual goals.
I’m personally a fan of Mindmapping. I learned it in middle school for developing story ideas and it has always stuck with me. Here is how I blend the vision board idea with mind mapping. I dream big, so my board is on foam board and for each bubble, I have images of what I’m visualizing. This hangs on the door of my closet so I can see it every day and keep those dreams front and center.
Take the day and reflect on these goals and dreams. Then take the time to start jotting down ideas in one of these handy worksheets.
Keep in mind that this is just your starting point. Invest in this as a long-term project and create your dreams in whatever visual way inspires you and will keep inspiring you two, five, and ten years down the road.
Until next time,