Never Give Up On Your Dreams 101- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget World Travel with Kids
- Under the winds and spray of Elephant Waterfall, Dalat, Vietnam
We are living our dreams this second, and this second, and this second. We are. And so are you. Some dreams may be so big and more evident, like I’m traveling the world or I got over my fear of sharks (not yet, let me start my open water certification next month and we’ll talk). Some are really small and perhaps fall more important, like I didn’t blow up on my kids tonight even though I discovered all of the dirty dishes they were supposed to wash from lunch under the bed, or I will close that Facebook tab and get some real work done and actively work toward the goals I have set for myself. All goals and dreams, and all in their proper place and time.
I have two friends who specialize in Dream Making. They are both dear and personal friends of mine and both are not only people of true integrity (you won’t catch a single curse word on their sites, eh-hem, bowing head in same; nor, will you find grammar mistakes like you do here with me) but, they are walking the talk.
And so, in honor of them opening up another season of amazing their Kicking-The-Ass-Of-Every-Excuse-Not-To-Make-Your-Dreams-Come-True Course 101, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before… I”m going to republish the really amazing article I wrote about making dreams come true, all the dreams I’ve accomplished since leaving home in 2011, and what Jennifer Miller and Nancy Sathre-Vogel are doing.
Gasp! I know, I’ve totally crossed the line this time. I know!
Is there something stirring in the bottom of your soul calling you to a bigger life, a better life, an epic life, the life you know you were meant to live?
Perhaps it’s always been there, but you’ve been afraid to feed it. You’ve been told not to feed it. You’ve become convinced that big dreams and a life in technicolor is not for you. A nd so you’ve settled for grey. You’ve settled for normal. You’ve settled for good enough. But in your soul, you know that good enough is not “good enough.” Not for you.
Dreams. What’s the big deal? A dream is a dream is a dream. We see them in the movies all the time. We go to sleep and have them. But what happens when we stop living for them? Who do we become when we no longer allow our dreams to guide us to that next plateau? I am a believer of dreams, big and small; and have some amazing pictures and the story they tell, that I’d like to share with you.
In addition to world travel, a totally relaxed lifestyle, and spending 100% of my time doing what inspires me, here’s a few we’ve made come true in the last 19 months on the road:
- Leave a life we were super happy and comfortable with for the nomadic life of unknowns and scary everythings
- Lose 25 pounds and get muscle-tone of a twenty year old athlete (must admit, I scare myself in this picture. I don’t walk around looking that buff. Here I was just trying…)
- Teach myself to play the guitar
- Finally get that scuba-diving certification he always dreamed of
- Totally let go and let loose online and write “Fuck, Fuck, Fuck” (which still blows my mind)
-Author some soul-powerful, inspirational books that have changed people’s lives
- Do an RV road-trip (Kobi’s dream) in the US with a 30-foot Mama RV
-Teach, inspire, and help others with my Clean Your Soul class, in countries all over the world
And, some dreams I didn’t even know I had hidden in the crevices of my soul:
-To have the esteem honor to be in the presence of the King of Cambodia
- Be with our kids 24/7 but find that that terrifyingly suffocating thought, in actuality leaves huge spaces for me and for Kobi; and that we actually adore their company and intimately talking and sharing our lives with them, on a daily basis
-Nourish their moral fibers by becoming the main influential persons to mold our children into the mensches we hope they will be.
And how we made these dreams, some huge, some tiny come true was a great mix of luck, blessings, and tons of hard work and will power. We were lucky enough to read amazing books and be inspired in all the right ways to make the changes necessary for our dreams to become reality.
Dream Makers – A Rare Treat
There are a couple of women, who are dear and personal friends, and have inspired me a great deal in furthering my dreams. Their names are Jennifer Miller and Nancy Sathre-Vogel; two women whom I admire and have guided many to make their dreams come true. I couldn’t possibly say in a sentence what they’ve given me, and thousands of others, through their journeys around the globe, the books they’ve written, and the support and advice they’ve given others.
I will say this- walking legends don’t walk into your life every day, and here they are… Nancy (first photo), then Jenn (second photo), making their dreams come true.
Nancy and Jenn have a charm that is hard to explain. They come across as simple people (as they are), but hidden in that down-t0-earth good nature is wisdom and a knowing. They know a lot of cool things; but what has always taken me aback is how they both know, but really, deeply know, how to make their dreams come true.
Jennifer and Nancy asked me if I believed in their ability to help you, that I promote what they are about to do.
Disclaimer: This officially would be my first ever, ever inspirational infomercial. I’ve never put my name on the line for anyone’s product, ever. I’ve never told you to go use some product because I am getting something out of it. Here I am, for the first ever, endorsing a product. In September, my friends are beginning a really life-changing webinar course and anyone who signs up by linking from this site, I get a coupon for.
Why would I be willing to do this? Because I am proud to be associated with these two fine human beings, we’ve been friends and peers for a long time and I have no doubt that anyone who uses their services will be satisfied above all expectation.
Jenn and Nancy have something inspiring to say to you. It goes something like this:
In the quiet place of your heart, you’re a Dreamer of Big Dreams.
What if we told you, “We know. We see it in you. And you can have your dream.”
What if we told you you could have that dream?
What if we told you that we care so much for YOUR dream and want so much for YOU to live your Epic Life that we’ll help you?
We’ll walk along side. We’ll be your cheerleaders. We’ll equip and empower you. We’ll encourage the hell out of you.
And if you need it, we’ll even give you a kick in the ass that launches you full throttle into your dream life. Sign up for the Dream: Reboot today!
What was your first thought upon waking this morning?
- Did you think about your mile long to-do list?
- Did you think about your job and how much you love it? Or hate it?
- Did you think about your kids and what they would do today?
- Did you pull your covers back over your head in denial?
My first thought this morning when I woke was, “Dream: Reboot.”
Every day is a dream reboot when you change your perspective, and priority structure, to reflect the truth the each day you get to spend in any way you choose!
I waste too much time. I have to focus. I need to narrow it down, do the stuff that matters, channel my energies. I’m famous for having fifty projects on the go, and truthfully, I work better under pressure. I love working hard at things that inspire me, and it could be argued that too many things inspire me.
Does that sound like you?
Do you have big dreams, but are spinning your wheels?
So these are my questions for you this morning, and for me as well:
- What is it that you are passionate about?
- How are you going to change the world with the time and resources you have?
- What is your big goal?
- Your life’s purpose?
- How can you narrow your focus, cut the fat and do the things that really matter?
- Do you have the guts to?
- And if we do, now what?
The answer to, “Now What?”
Go for it! Make your dreams come true!
That’s what I would say. What do you have to say? Did you know we made all those dreams come true in our journey? Do you have any dreams you’d like to dust off and make happen? Be honest, is the muscles picture a bit too buff? (That was always a fear of mine.) Ever met someone famous and totally modest and amazing, like we met the King who was amazingly kind and open and modest?
Trust me that I would never recommend something that I didn’t believe in personally? Did you know that even those who make their dreams come true are inspired, constantly, by others to make the next dream come true? Did you know that them doing their webinar has inspired me to finally do my Clean Your Soul Webinar I’ve been dreaming of for years? (I bet they didn’t know that either!)
Reach out and extend your hand to me. I promise I’ll reach right back. I’ll always reply to twitter, facebook. the blog posts right to your inbox, our youtube channel. Your online participation directly helps fund our continued journey. The more advertisers, sponsors, and especially the up-coming documentary movie’s sponsors see we are an influential, active community of grass-roots supporters for alternative choices in how to live a modern life, the more support we get from them. So, loves, click, like, share, and, how could I forget, TELL OPRAH!