All posts tagged: dreams

Dream Living Journal – Part Three

This is the last sneak peek into what readers can expect from My Dream Living Journal . Be sure to check out Parts One and Two at https://dreamlivingcoach.wordpress.com/  if you haven’t already. The next thing I firmly believe in as it relates to living the life of your dreams is to have a Dream Team. Readers will have the opportunity to identify individuals they can count on for support, encouragement and to help hold them accountable to their goals and action plans. It is extremely important to have the right people around you to live your dream life. Identify people who are going in the same direction or are already where you want to be. You can determine the direction you are going in life by assessing the individuals closest to you. My journal also includes more reflection questions and activities, and specific tools to develop a personal mission statement. There is also a section where readers can write down and track progress on all of their goals that will lead them to Dream Living. This is …

Dream Living Journal – Part Two

Here is the next sneak peek into what readers can expect from My Dream Living Journal. Be sure to check out Part One  at https://dreamlivingcoach.wordpress.com if you haven’t already. The second thing I firmly believe in is that you must identify and carry out specific goals and a firm action plan to live the life of your dreams. I personally live by writing down my goals, action plan and carry it out to get to where I want to be in life. After clearly identifying and describing your dream life, I compel readers to identify specific goals that when carried out will move them toward the life of their dreams. There are also some reflection questions that help readers gain more clarity about how they will carry out their action plan and move toward Dream Living. Some of the questions include: What assistance do you need from others to get to your dream life? What do you need to learn? What skills do you need to develop? What will the accomplishment of your goals and dreams …

Dream Living Journal – Part One

My Dream Living Journal will be out soon and before its release, I will provide a sneak peek into what readers can expect in this tool that has helped me and my clients get on the path to Dream Living. First, I firmly believe that in order to live your dream life you must first identify what your dream life looks like. In the journal, I provide some questions for readers to consider that can get them on the right track to identifying their dream life. There are several questions provided. I included a couple of the questions below: Describe your dreams when you were a child. What did you want to be or do when you grew up? What do others say you are good at or compliment you on? Describe a day in the life of your dreams? That is the first sneak peek. Stay tuned to the next one. Here’s to your Dream Living!

Renewal and Self-Discovery

                        You might have noticed that it has been a while since I posted a blog. I have been busy not only coaching my wonderful clients but I have also been in a period of reflection, self-discovery and renewal. I have continued help my coaching clients reflect, discover and renew, then realized that I needed to take some time to do the same for myself. You might ask, “What did you learn during this period of time?” I learned quite a few things. I learned that during such periods, I don’t have a lot to say other than sharing with and supporting my clients (of course) and those close to me.However, now that I am refreshed and have even more clarity, I will begin sharing more with my followers as I have more things to say.I also learned more about my calling and purpose. My personal mission is and always has been to ‘help others to live excellent more fulfilled live, ultimately fulfilling their …

Self-Talk

Everyone has come across people who talk to themselves. The truth is, everyone talks to themselves either through spoken words, or through the mind or one’s inner voice.  Studies have shown that the average person has up to 50,000 thoughts a day. Sadly, studies have also shown that many of these thoughts are negative.  What does your self-talk consist of? What are the main messages you think or speak into your life on a daily basis? What do you say about yourself most of the time? Are the messages positive or negative? Do any of these thoughts or messages sound familiar to you? Negative Messages Positive Messages I will never get that job When it rains it pours I could never do that I  won’t ever lose weight This is impossible When I get my new job Life has its challenges but I overcome the challenges I can see myself achieving that I will achieve my dream weight This is possible If your self-talk is more negatively focused, adjustments will need to be made if …

Confidence

Have you ever watched a confident person enter a room?  There is just something about the way she carries herself:  head erect, shoulders back, walking with purpose.  She seems to ooze confidence and immediately you think this is someone who is self-assured and knows who she is.  So, why is this particular characteristic so important? Well, confidence is self-acceptance or assurance, freedom from doubt, and appreciation of one’s own qualities and abilities.  Confident people are sure of their gifts and talents, and when asked, do not hesitate to articulate their strengths and positive qualities. A person with confidence is more likely to accomplish things in life and accomplish their life goals, living the life of their dreams. In other words, if you want to live your dream life, you have to have confidence in yourself, and in the dream you have set to accomplish. If you desire to live your dream life, you must eliminate any negative self-image or attitude of yourself. Are you a confident person? Do the following traits describe you? Review the …

Dealing With Fear

Most people have some form of fear that they deal with in life. It might be fear of heights, flying, speaking in public, rejection, loneliness, failure, success, or any other forms of fear. In order to get positive results out of life, we must face and conquer our fears. How do you face your fears? Susan Jeffers, the author of “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” says that we must re-educate ourselves on how we deal with fear. We must not look at fear as a barrier to success, but as something we all face at one point or another. Instead of being paralyzed by fear, we should gain power, energy, and enthusiasm as we face our fears. The main idea is to not let fear hold you back from experiencing life the way you desire. Don’t let it paralyze you in life. In my first job out of college I worked in the banking industry, and quickly worked my way up to a Branch Manager position. I will never forget the day when …

Did you know the outcomes in your life have everything to do with what you believe? As you strive to achieve your dreams, there will be challenges that come along the way, but when the challenges come, what do you focus on? What are your dominant thoughts? They key to success is in how you respond to those challenges. Look at the list of questions and phrases below and determine how you typically respond to life challenges. Why did I ever pursue this dream? This is impossible. I am not sure if this is worth it. Things are not working. This is too hard. This was a dumb idea to begin with. This is just a bump in the road to help me get to my destiny. I will learn from this and press forward. This too shall pass. I will not give up on my dreams. I am pressing until I reach my destination. My dreams will come to pass, despite this situation. Your thoughts, words, and actions are a good indication of what …

Discover Your Dream

Discovering your dream and what you were designed to do is not always an easy task. The key is to never give up. Take a moment to answer the following questions to help get you started on the path to finding your dream. What brings you happiness? What are your top life values? What are you passionate about?  What do you do for others that doesn’t feel like work? What gets you excited or causes you to “come alive?” What would make your life exciting and more fun? What do you say you will do “someday?” What are you putting off? At what point in your life were you happiest? What were you doing? Who were you with? What makes you feel good about yourself? What or who inspires you? Why? What are your gifts and talents? What do others say you are very good at? What comes easy for you that isn’t so easy for others? What do people usually ask your help for? What is your life’s mission? How do you use your …

Take Time to Dream

Back in the fifties, a top ten song by the Everly Brothers contained these lyrics: “All I have to do is dream. Dream, dream, dream. Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam.” Dreaming achieved the desired result – in this case the woman who was the object of the lyricist’s love. On more current music charts, Kanye West wonders “if you know what it means to find your dreams” in his song “I Wonder.” These artists lyrics highlight the power and influence of dreams. Unfortunately, some have given up on dreaming or don’t know where to begin to dream again. It requires using your imagination. You must ponder or practice in the mind to form mental images or concepts of what is not present to the senses. More specifically, taking time to dream involves imagining how the details of your life will play out. We all know how to imagine, but some of us may have forgotten. Remember when you were a kid and dreamed what life would be like when you grew up, or simply when you turned 8, 10, …