Unfulfilled Dreams in a Drawer — Isn’t It Time to Let Them Out?
“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Do you have one of those junk drawers into which you throw things that you can’t bear to lose, yet probably won’t use ever again? While it doesn’t matter if you never see the rubber bands, paper clips and spare keys again, there is something vitally important you’ve been sneaking into that drawer over time, isn’t there? Yes, how many of your dreams are hidden away in there?
Your dreams are not junk. They don’t deserve to be thrown into a drawer, ignored, and finally discarded at the end of your life with a huge sigh of, “Oh well, I wish…but I guess it doesn’t matter.” Are you really okay with living with regrets like that?
We all have dreams in a drawer. Yes, we admit we’ve also done it. But we’re taking those dreams out, dusting them off, and breathing life into them. And it’s so empowering! What might some of your dreams be; why did you put them in a drawer; and how can you get them out and bring them to life? Perhaps you can relate to the following:
The Dream: Because you care deeply for others, you want to influence your family, friends, business associates, and community to achieve their collective best. You know that the more they excel, the better your world becomes. But this dream of influencing others requires that you “Define your leader within.”
The Problem: It seems impossible, because you just don’t have the time, energy, or focus to do the deep personal work necessary to bring your wisdom forth into the world.
The Solution: Make a commitment to yourself to get away and seriously explore and clarify what you want. Visit lovely surroundings where you can de-stress and, with pen and paper, think deeply without distraction.
The Dream: Because you’re brimming with creative ideas, you know you can make a real difference, if only people would pay attention, take you seriously and give you the respect you deserve. This dream takes a tremendous amount of Self-confidence.
The Problem: You get so keyed up and stressed when it’s time to communicate your ideas that you stutter, stammer, and stumble until you crumble in self-defeat.
The Solution: Learn to embody your dreams – create a shape in your body through somatic skills (greater mindfulness, NLP techniques, enhanced emotional intelligence, and state management skills) that give you the ability to carry out your dreams.
The Dream: You want to live larger, go places, see things, experience life to the full and collect the greatest personal experience possible.
The Problem: Trying something new can be fraught with fear, insecurity, and negative self-talk. How do you push past those powerful, internal forces?
The Solution: Join our retreat! You won’t have to worry about transportation from the airport, lodging, meals or workshop materials. Just concentrate on enjoying yourself, as we help you create an actionable vision for the life you desire.
The Dream: You want recognition and the ability to transform lives. So a part of you want to step up and become a leader – a part of you doesn’t.
The Problem: You’re afraid to be vulnerable and give voice to your trapped desires, and your daily choices aren’t always congruent with the purpose you feel. How do you re-connect with yourself so all of you parts are in harmony and the leader within can be brought forth?
The Solution: Find a safe environment and trusted confidants with whom you can practice, refine and clarify your unique place in the world. Our retreat will help you feel good in your own skin, as you match your internal sense of direction with the steps you take.
As women, we grow up in the shadow of others. We nurture and sacrifice so others can live the lives they’re meant to live. Yet we may fail to apply that same courtesy to ourselves.
You deserve to reconnect with your inner self in a way that accelerates your growth as a woman, as a leader, as a force for change. Please join our group of supportive, like-minded women as we attend our annual Women: Bring Forth the Leader Within Retreat June 20 to 26th in Grand Canary Island. We’re looking forward to meeting you in person!
Sign-up by March 31st and you’ll get two additional bonus coaching sessions with us! Your dreams have never been so close within reach!