PREPARE For Your Dreams to Come True

Think about this important question:

Are you prepared for your dreams to come true?

If you think like me, your first response to this question is “Of course, why wouldn’t I be! My dreams are my dreams after all.”

Now think about another question:

If your dreams all suddenly came true in the next 15 minutes, would you be prepared to fully embrace them?

I’m realizing that the honest answer to this second question is often more complicated for people, myself included, than a simple “YES!”

Realizing our dreams whether it is to make lots of money, develop new relationships or achieve some other big goal will definitely change the circumstances of our lives (sometimes radically).  Part of us is programmed to be concerned about change (even very positive change) because it represents unpredictability and the departure from the safety of our stable routines. These concerns can sap our excitement about our dreams and our motivation to achieve them.

Discovering our concerns about our dreams coming true can be exciting and joyful work because navigating through our concerns is like moving past mile markers on the way to achieving our dreams.

With that in mind, these are four concerns that may come up as you move towards achieving your dreams:

1. Simply talking with others about your dreams.

2. Fear and frustration around your present situation in relation to your dream situation.

3. Feeling unworthy of your dreams coming true.

4. Trusting the person you will become as you realize your dreams.

It can be very confusing to get in touch with our concerns about our dreams coming true.

Yet, I’ve discovered that getting in touch with these concerns is the first step in working through them and in this way actively preparing for our dreams to come true.

This is cause for celebration!!!

Game of the Day

Think about one of your dreams and how good it will feel to realize that dream.

Now think about any concerns that come up as you contemplate the changes in your life that will take place as you realize that dream.

Acknowledge these concerns as natural.

What are some ways you could work through these concerns so that you are free to say a resounding “YES!” to your dream?

Congratulations! You just took a little time to prepare for your dreams to come true!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

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Friday One Minute of Excitement!

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Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Why Is This Problem So Hard?

Try a simple experiment (no safety goggles necessary). Pick any unlocked door.  Stand close to it.  Now see if you can pass through it within a five-minute time period.

Did you succeed?  Yes?  Congratulations!

This experiment was ridiculously easy right?

Now try a second experiment.  Find a concrete wall.  See if you can walk through it within a five-minute time period.  (Please note that it’s cheating to use a jack hammer.) 

How did this experiment turn out, probably not nearly as well as the first one, right?

The results of these two experiments seem obvious, don’t they?

Yet how many times in life do we live in frustration and failure as we repeatedly try to walk into the “concrete walls” of our painful thoughts and beliefs instead of searching for a “door?”

I ask this question because I’m a seasoned veteran at walking into “concrete walls.”  (Fortunately, for my body, these walls have tended to be metaphorical and not real.)    For example, the repetitive thought, “I have a speech impediment and therefore I will NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH” was a “concrete wall” that I spent years walking straight into.

Our minds can do crazy things when it comes to “concrete walls”, like telling us that going through the “concrete wall” straight ahead of us is the ONLY WAY TO GO.  Or our minds might even get trickier and paint an image that looks like a door and a knob on the “concrete wall” and tell us, “You SHOULD be able to open this.”

My “door” at last appeared when I stopped walking into my “concrete wall” long enough to look around and listen to others.  I noticed that contrary to the belief I had been walking into as if it was a “concrete wall,” people understood me and were glad to be around me.

Have you ever had held a belief that was highly painful, only to discover that once you started looking around that there was a “door “standing open for you, as an invitation to look at your painful belief in a whole new way?

It started to appear that there was approximately one person in the world who thought the sound of my voice was a barrier as rock solid as a concrete wall and that person was me.

Everyone else seemed to see my voice as a “door.”  Sure the “door” had an unexpected shape, but people saw a “door” nevertheless.  So by finally looking around, I noticed that I had the option of walking through this “door” and cherishing the sound of my voice as a great gift, instead of arguing with the “concrete wall” of my insecurities.

May you notice when you are attempting to walk through a “concrete wall” and start to quickly look around for a “door.”  Finding the “doors” really does make life much easier.

Game of the Day

Do you feel like you are straining against a “concrete wall” somewhere in your life?

What would it be like to search for a “door” instead?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Friday Minute of Excitement!

What’s so exciting about putting money into a parking meter?

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Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Say a Heroic “Yes!” to the Superhero Within You

Clark Kent stepped into a phone booth.  Popeye chugged a can of spinach.  Luke Skywalker journeyed inside himself and found the Force.

These three heroes would go on to save the day, but first they connected with their own heroism in quiet, personal moments.   

A phone booth is a very cozy space to transform form into a hero.  There was no one in that phone booth but Clark Kent himself.  (He didn’t even phone a friend.)  Clark had to first become a hero in his own mind in order to become Superman.   He had to say a Heroic Yes! to the capacity within himself to be great.

What place do you use as your “phone booth?”  How are you becoming a hero in your own mind?  How are you saying a Heroic Yes! to your capacity to be great?

Popeye had to believe in the hero within himself enough to seek nourishment for that hero.  Who would have Popeye been if he had said, “A guy like me ain’t worth no can of spinach?”

Sometimes we know of physical things or educational opportunities that will help us grow into our heroic selves.  We have the chance to say a Heroic Yes! to investing our money into the development of our heroism.

What physical things or educational opportunities do you want to say a Heroic Yes! to investing your money in that would aid you in growing more fully into your heroic self?

Luke had to look deep within himself to connect to the vastness that is the Force.  When Luke looked within himself, he found that he wasn’t all alone, and made the choice to say a Heroic Yes! to his connection with this vastness.

When do you feel most connected to the vastness that is beyond you?  How are you saying a Heroic Yes! to this connection?

Superman, Popeye and Luke Skywalker all first said a very intimate and Heroic Yes! to themselves before they went on to become heroes and save the world.

The Heroic Yes! that you give to yourself is perhaps both your greatest gift to yourself and your greatest gift to the world. 

May you find great joy in saying a Heroic Yes! to the superhero within you.

Game of the Day

You have an ultra important mission IF you choose to accept it:  Live today and everyday as the superhero you are.

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Being Happy About Money Instead of Worrying

A few weekends ago, I had the privilege of attending a workshop called The Tipping Point of Bliss.  Inspired by teachings conveyed by Ester Hicks, this workshop was about the effectiveness of first identifying the emotions we want to feel around a given subject and then allowing ourselves to feel those emotions on a consistent basis.

Upon reflecting on these ideas, I realize that I have often approached life with the opposite view, namely, “If I achieve such and such, then I’ll be happy.”

Since the workshop, I have been searching for ways to feel the emotions I want to feel before I act and then doing my best to feel them.  This method has been very useful, especially in my approach to money.

What are you talking about now Jason?  I know you just got your hair dyed and all, and maybe you are still a bit loopy from that experience.  But really, money is just money.  What do emotion and feelings have to do with it?

Glad you asked.  I will employ two fictitious couples to demonstrate what I mean.

First meet Sally and Todd.  Sally and Todd are both sheer geniuses when it comes to making money in the stock market.  They can make more money in five minutes than most people could make in five lifetimes.  Needless to say they are billionaires many times over.

Try to picture what their house must look like, how many amazing cars they must have, the vacations they must go on, the fun they must have.

Now the surprising thing is Sally and Todd don’t have anything you might expect.  They actually live in a tiny apartment in a fairly run-down building, don’t own an automobile and haven’t gone on vacation in fourteen years.  Are they happy?  No, in fact, they are exceedingly miserable!  They argue constantly.  But they do share a feeling.  They are both DEATHLY AFRAID to spend money.   Sally and Todd fear that if they start to spend money on more than the “essentials,” they will spend too much money and that their success will be gone in the blink of an eye.

(Like so many fears in life, Sally and Todd’s fear isn’t rational.  However, their fear dramatically affects every aspect of their life because they whole-heartedly believe it.)

People say that, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”  Sally and Todd are proof that saving it all doesn’t either.

After Sally and Todd’s somber tale, let’s check in with our second couple, Christine and Martin.  Christine and Martin are pursuing their dreams.  They live in a small apartment, take the same buses around town as Sally and Todd, but, unlike Sally and Todd, find ways to go on vacation.  Neither Christine nor Martin is a stockbroker.  In fact, they both wait on stockbrokers at Café Elegance in the financial district.  Oh yes, Christine and Martin are really, really happy.  From a place of happiness and love, they use the money they have to spend to express these emotions.  They love buying their favorite foods at the grocery store, purchasing clothes they love to wear, and going to the movies they are passionate about seeing.  Of course, Christine and Martin don’t make loads of money, but their happiness and love focuses them on using the money that they do have to create the lives they want.

Sally and Todd create their relationship with their finances from the emotions of fear and uncertainty.  Even though they have mountains of money, these emotions utterly control their lives.  Meanwhile, Christine and Martin create their relationship with money from a place of happiness and love.

It is interesting to look at how the emotions these two couples feel on a daily basis affect every aspect of their lives.

Game of the Day

  1. What emotions do you want to consistently feel around money?
  2. Think of specific times when you have felt these emotions in the past.
  3. What can you do to remind yourself to freshly feel these emotions every time you think about money?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.