Those who know me will tell you: I’m an abstract thinker, an idea girl, intuitive, and emotional.
Although I get some drive and organization from my dad, detailed plans don’t come naturally to me.
So, I continually work to grow in the practical areas of pursuing dreams.
My current dream is to expand my business in order to achieve financial freedom, time freedom, and charitable giving freedom. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered some resources that aid me in achieving the steps needed to make progress in this dream. Here are some of my favorites:
I make it a point to give my business to God and ask for His direction each day. I ask how He would have me spend my time and who He wants me to share my message of wellness, purpose, and abundance with that day. I ask Him to send me those people He has planned to join my educational team, and I pray for each member of my team and all my customers.
2. Personal Development.
I’m always in the middle of a book, video, webinar, or business call to learn more leadership skills. I search out wisdom from those who’ve been where I want to go. Some of my favorites:
You’re Already Amazing (the book and the Life Growth Guide), by Holley Gerth
You’re Made for a God-sized Dream, by Holley Gerth
Oola: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World, by Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun
3. A Tribe.
I try to spend most of my time and devote most of my energy to the people who build me up, understand me, and encourage me. These are people like my business mentors, the ladies who write for this site, select family members, and good friends. The reverse is also true: I try to listen as little as possible to the negative voices around me.
4. Train Your Brain.
Said another way: attitude is everything. Becoming disciplined in taking control of my thoughts and emotions has seriously aided me in progressing in my dreams. It’s actual science! Dr. Caroline Leaf has written multiple books about the way our thoughts can literally make us sick–or keep us healthy. Speaking and believing truth paves the way for gratitude, contentment, joy, and good choices. Check out Dr. Leaf’s Who Switched Off My Brain.
5. Daily inspiration.
I do a lot of business work online, so I intentionally follow encouraging people or ministries on Facebook. I love when my feed blows up with encouraging quotes, truth, and motivation. Check out:
As you can see, even my list of “practical” helps is somewhat abstract. I promise I have a big-girl planner with a calendar chock full of goals, action steps, and appointments. However,
I’d love to know. What are your favorite tools for realizing your dreams?
Shared by: Mandy Mianecki
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