What if you believed that your dreams could be a reality? What if you believed anything were possible?
I always like to observe people whose dreams come true and take note about what they are doing and have done to make their dreams come true even when others told them it wasn’t possible, told them they were crazy or told them it would never happen. In fact, I decided that sharing stories like this and the steps people take to live their dream was really important to inspire others to go after and live their dreams, so I included stories like this and the steps in my book “Finding Your Passion: The Easy Guide To Your Dream Career” and you can see interviews I did with some of these amazing people on my YouTube Channel.
I also share my journey in my book, because there have been many times people have told me my dreams were not possible, however, I followed my own steps to live my dreams many times. For example, when I graduated undergraduate – it was a recession and I was on a mission to use my degree in International Affairs/Spanish to make a difference in the world. I kept hearing – you are going to be lucky enough to get any job let alone your dream job. I made a decision then to not listen to naysayers, but instead listen to myself, trust my gut and believe in my dream. So that is what I did and I pounded pavement for three months and took on temp jobs in Washington, D.C. until I landed my dream job at the Inter-American Foundation helping people in Latin America get out of poverty via grassroots development/microfinance grants. This taught me a valuable lesson that dreams do come true and what I realized is that there are certain steps you need to take that I as mentioned are in my book. I still follow these steps today to continue to live my dreams and have since that first job as well. I also work with my clients to do the same, so they can live their passion and purpose. Does this mean it is easy and it happens overnight? No, but I can assure you – it is possible.
The steps you need to take to believe in and uncover and live your passion and purpose include:
1) Get clear on what it is you love to do, who you are and what you are good at doing
2) Trust your gut/believe in yourself and in this of course includes believing in your dreams
3) Build and work with a support team to help you achieve your dreams
4) Learn how to market and sell yourself and your vision
5) Network to connect with people who can help you with your dreams
6) Have a plan/strategy as I like to say “vision + being strategic = make things happen”
So believe in you, believe in your dreams and get out there and make it happen :)!!
If you haven’t seen it yet, I also wanted to share with you that I am so honored that Steve Farber my friend/colleague, fellow Community Alliance for Youth Success Steering Group Member, world renowned leadership expert/speaker/author wrote about me and my work in his blog – You Are Successful – But Are You Really Successful.