Trust YOURSELF to Live YOUR Dreams!


One way to approach our dreams is to be partly excited about achieving them, while, at the same time, partly CONCERNED about how achieving them might overwhelm us and make us lose sight of what is most important to us right now.

Yet to move towards our dreams with CONFIDENCE, we want to trust ourselves to be able to discover joy, centeredness, and to really remember THE BEST OF WHOM WE ARE as we achieve our dream circumstances. 

Right now, do you trust the self that you will become as you achieve your dreams?

If not, it may well be that at the present moment you feel like you barely know this person you dream of becoming.

For example, I have realized that I haven’t been allowing myself to trust the multimillionaire I dream of becoming.  I have been telling myself things like “When I’m rich, I suddenly won’t have time for the activities I love like yoga and going for amazing walks.” (Many would observe that becoming wealthier would probably afford me more time to do what I love.)

But our CONCERNS about achieving our dreams aren’t necessarily LOGICAL.  

Basically, I have been worried that in the process of making amazing amounts of money, I will lose touch with whom I truly am and what I truly love to do.  I haven’t yet TRUSTED MYSELF as a person of great financial wealth, so I have found all kinds of ways to do things other than become a multimillionaire. (In fact, I could write a lengthy book on the things I have chosen to do other than become a multimillionaire.)

A key to achieving our dreams may well be developing comfort and trust with the person we dream of becoming.

You can begin today to think about the person you dream of becoming.  Introduce your PRESENT SELF to YOUR DREAM SELF.  Hang out!  Have a blast!  Get to know each other. Use your imagination to develop COMFORT with your DREAM SELF.

You can begin to see the person you dream of becoming as enjoying their dream circumstances, while at the same time, making decisions to also stay connected to what you most love now.

In your imagination, you can begin teaching your dream self to RESPECT your core values.

At the same time allow the conversation to be mutual.  Allow your dream self to begin teaching you about ENJOYING and EXPANDING into your DREAM CIRCUMSTANCES.

Game of the Day

What is your next step in developing a vibrant friendship with the person you dream of becoming?

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. 

Simply Talking With Others About Your Dreams

Often we are shy to speak about our dreams for one reason or another.  So we keep our dreams safe in the secrecy of our heads and hearts.  This is a tempting course, but it can constrain our dreams from growing to their full potential.

Think about how much more powerful our dreams become when we speak them out loud, celebrate them, and take responsibility for them.

When other people know our dreams we give them an opportunity to become part of our dreams and we also inspire them to proclaim their dreams.

To role model what I’m saying, I’ll share one of my dreams with you.

This dream of mine will only take a sentence to say and yet I almost don’t want say it for fear of what you might think about my dream. (The fear that often keeps us quiet about our dreams isn’t necessarily rational, but it is there.)

 Ok, here it goes. I have a dream of being a millionaire many times over, a millionaire financially speaking, as well as, a millionaire in body, mind and spirit.

Wow! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief.  My dream only took a sentence to say and now my dream is out there in the world.  (And my dream is not only out there in the world, it is out there in the world in BOLD 14 point font.)

We can literally breathe fresh life into our dreams by proclaiming them out loud to our family, friends and co-workers. 

(And wouldn’t the people who surround us rather hear about our dreams than our complaints anyway?)

And as an amazing bonus, We Inspire the People We Love and Care About to Share Their Dreams!

(How AWESOME is that!)

Game of the Day

Think about one of your dreams.

How can you state your dream simply and clearly?

Do you have a hesitation about sharing this dream with others?

What would it be like to overcome this hesitation?

What would be some of the benefits of sharing your dreams with others?

If you choose to, who would you share your dream with?

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. 

What The Heck Cleaning the Bathroom Has To Do With Achieving Your Dreams

Think of your big dreams.  At this moment, what do you have a better idea of how to do?  How to wash your laundry and sort your mail or how to achieve your big dreams?   

Asked another way, which activity are you more likely to complete today, cleaning out your car or climbing to the pinnacle of your career?

We often tend to let the common everyday tasks that we know so well go undone because they can seem to take too much time, to be too boring, to be beneath what we are capable of.

Why fold underwear and clean our shower when we are focusing on being a millionaire?

We could adopt the motto that life is too short to vacuum, dust, clean the windows and take out trash.

Or we could celebrate these simple activities that make our living spaces look, smell and feel so good.

These simple activities also provide us with a sense of accomplishment and a sense that we are capable of ordering and creating our world.

Our dreams involve the same things, ordering, creating, accomplishing.

What would it be like, rather than thinking of cleaning the bathroom as a major drag, if we thought of it as practicing the same skills we need to achieve our dreams?

Game of the Day

What do you get that is of use to you from reading this blog?

How will you apply it?

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.

Living Your Definition of Everything

If you are like me, on many days it’s easy to get caught up in dreaming of the some day when life just totally works out and you are everything that you want to be.

My father, who is an amazing poet, wrote a poem on this subject:

DAYDREAMS

A child can carry on,

Where we leave off,

With plans and dreams

For yet another generation.

My eight year old son

Captures the spirit properly

As he answers

(In response to an adult’s query

            about the future)

“I want to be everything.”

Me too.

Even now.  *

Some years ago, I was the kid in that poem.  When I was eight, being everything meant being able to work in all professions, to be a carpenter, a doctor, an airline pilot, a fireman and so on.

Now I realize that my definition of ‘Being Everything I Want To Be’ looks more like this:

Happiness + My goals and dreams + The activities and circumstances that are actually part of my day = Being Everything I Want To Be

This equation seems abstract, even to me, so let me invite our fictitious friends to help explain it.  Meet Samantha, Ken and Bob, three people who seem to have all.  They all want to be everything and all are in the process of making lots of money.  But which of them creates the confident and content feeling of Being Everything He or She Wants To Be on a daily basis?  Let’s see!  (I’m using making money as the goal that our friends share because it’s easy to illustrate.  As you read on think about your individual goals.)

Samantha wants to be a millionaire many times over.  To achieve this goal she knows how much she needs to make everyday.  But today she only made half as much.  Oh no!

As she’s trying to drift off to sleep after a hard day, she keeps thinking:

What I actually made ($10,000) ­minus my goal ($20,000) = (negative $10,000) and FRUSTRATION and Definitely Not Being Everything I Want To Be.

(Ok, I know most people don’t think in strange word and number combination equations.  Our friends may be a little unique.)

Now let’s see how Ken is doing.  Ken keeps comparing his results to Teresa who is a billionaire.  As he tosses and turns, his equation looks something like this:

What I actually made ($12,000) minus my realistic goal ($18,000) minus what I imagine Teresa made today ($2,000,000) = I’m a loser!  I didn’t even make my measly goal.  I’m nothing compared to Teresa, let alone Being Everything I want To Be.

Time to check in with Bob.  Bob has determined first and foremost that he wants to live his definition of Being Everything He Wants To Be.  A major part of his definition is being happy.  Like Samantha and Ken, he also has a goal of being a millionaire many times over by year-end, and he knows exactly how much he needs to make everyday to achieve that goal.  At the end of this particular day, he only made one-fourth as much as his daily goal.

He drifts of to sleep quickly thinking of this equation:

Today I was happy + I had the honor of making ($2,000) + I have the challenge of working to meet my goal tomorrow ($10,000) = I Am Being Everything I Want To Be.  (Bob frequently comments to his clients and friends, “You know, a huge part of success is actually enjoying being successful.”  He also has been known to say, “I’ve created the life I live today and my creation is good.”

 Now does Bob desire that his daily definition of Being Everything He Wants To Be grow?  You bet!  And he has quiet confidence that it will.  As he is drifting off to sleep, he muses that his definition of being everything in second grade was successfully riding his bike around the block without falling.  Wow!  How his definition of Being Everything He Wants To Be has grown through the years.

Notice that person who made the least amount of money during the day is the happiest because he is focused on putting happiness into his daily definition of Being Everything He Wants To Be and then living that daily definition.  Bob has designed his life so that he is happy today, and will be happy when he makes $12,000 or $2,000,000 a day too because happiness is central to his daily definition of Being Everything He Wants To Be.

 * Something At Last: Dakota Poetry and Sketches  Poems by Jerome Freeman, Sketches by Jean Bailey, Pine Hill Press,  1993

Game of the Day 

  1. How can you more intentionally put happiness in your daily definition of Being Everything You Want To Be?
  2. At the end of each day, how can you acknowledge that today you lived your daily definition of Being Everything You Wanted To Be?
  3. Think of your daily definition of Being Everything You Wanted To Be when you were a young kid.  Think of your daily definition of Being Everything You Want To Be now.  How has your daily definition naturally grown?
  4. Now think in as much detail as you can of what you want your daily definition of Being Everything you Want To Be to look like a year from now?   Five years from now?  Ten years from now?

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.