Posts Tagged ‘dream’



Start Off 2014 Discovering Your Purpose!

How many friends and co-workers do you have who are struggling with their purpose in life? Maybe you’re having the same struggle.  Well this new year, you can give yourself and your friends a gift that will help you discover your one big thing, and begin living the life you were born to live.  ”One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” is about Read the full article »

Do Dreams Help Storytellers?

I don’t know about you, but my dreams have always been explicit, epic, and completely wacky. Just last night I dreamed about a Zombie invasion, where I was forced to go on a difficult journey through Zombie territory to find my father. So with dreams like that, early in my twenties I decided to keep a dream diary. It has some doozies, and I thought these dreams would make good stories. But as you may have discovered with your own dreams, creating Read the full article »

How to Follow Your Dream – Plus Make a Living

I had an interesting discussion with a friend recently who feels like his One Big Thing is to be a writer. The problem is, he’s not making much (if any) money at it, but he wants to dedicate full time to the pursuit. Granted, he’s working hard at it, but his wife is getting understandably frustrated because she’s carrying the load of a full-time job and raising the kids while he pursues his dream of being a professional writer. How about you? Have you been in a similar situation? In my book One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do, I outline a much deeper strategy for making the transition to getting paid for your dream job, but in the meantime, let me give you a couple of options to start: Read the full article »

Your Dream: Should You Give Up, or Keep Going?

In my book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” I tell the stories of people like Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph, and crime novelist Raymond Chandler, two people who discovered their One Big Thing relatively late in life. Morse had been a painter, but when a critical art commission fell through, he started tinkering with what would become the telegraph, which literally Read the full article »

How to Pitch Your Ideas Successfully

How can you make your dream their dream?  It’s a great question if you’re a creative person.  In many ways, the ability to present or “pitch” your ideas is one of the most important things you can learn in business.   Whether you’re trying to produce a movie, publish a book, get a raise, launch a business, find donors,  or whatever, your ability to inspire others to your way of thinking is important.  So to make you better at presenting your brilliant ideas, here’s 10 important principles to keep in mind: Read the full article »

What’s the One Big Thing You Want to Accomplish in 2013?

Why do our resolutions almost always fail? We mean well, and we have the best of intentions, but year after year, we just can’t seem to accomplish our goals. Have you ever been to a restaurant with pages and pages of menu items? At first you think all the choices are good, but it doesn’t take long to simply become overwhelmed. Research has even shown that Read the full article »

Remember Why You Chose Your Career?

After a great interview on “The Cycle” today on MSNBC, I was reminded that years into a career, it’s way too easy to get caught up in office politics, paying the bills, and the daily grind. In fact, we often forget the reason we decided on a career in the first place, and that’s a big part of the reason we bounce around from job to job.  Chances are, you had a dream back at the start, and the question is – was that vision ever accomplished?  Are you actually on the road to the destination you set out to achieve?  In my experience, the vast majority of people I know who fail, do it because of two reasons: Read the full article »

The Countdown to my new book begins: “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do”

Stop being average at so many things, and become extraordinary at ONE BIG THING.  My new book, “One Big Thing” is set to hit shelves nationwide on July 17th. I’ve been working on it over the last year, and I’m more excited about it than any book I’ve ever written. The book asks a simple question: What were you born to accomplish with your life?  “One Big Thing” will help you discover what you were put on the earth to do and allow it to revolutionize your business, your ministry, and your life. After years working with major organizations, I’ve learned something that’s true for those organizations and for individuals as well: You’ll never get noticed for being “pretty good” at a lot of things. Today, you’ll only get noticed by being extraordinary at one big thing. The question is – Read the full article »

Stop Blaming Everyone Else. Your Future is In Your Hands

I worry that we live in a culture today where growing numbers of people look outside themselves for success. And when they fail, it’s always someone else’s fault. But the government, your parents, your education, and your job aren’t the key to your success – you are.  Whenever I feel my dreams losing steam, I always think of Booker T. Washington. Born a slave in 1858, his childhood years were anything but pleasant. The family’s farm cabin had no glass windows, and any opening to let in light also let in the freezing wind in the winter. The floor of the cabin was dirt. The life of slave was Read the full article »

The Power of Solving Problems

Taking your eyes off yourself is the first step to making your dream happen in life. That’s why one of the greatest keys to becoming successful is to do something for someone else. Problem solving may be the single most important task you will ever undertake. Solve someone else’s problem and it will change your life. Want to be rich? Become more valuable to others. Want to move up in the company? Become indispensable. Solving problems is what makes you Read the full article »


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