Category: Dreams

4 Steps to Achieving the Impossible

Filed under: Attitude, Big Ideas & Innovation, Dreams, Goals

Those who know me well know that I love to plan, to aspire, and to hopefully accomplish. I remember planning at age 10 for my profession, at age 20 for my parenthood, and at age 30 for my “retirement” years. I’ve always had the philosophy to “plan your age”: that is, if you’re 25 years old, plan for the next 25 years visualizing yourself at age 50. With that sort of behavior, is it any wonder I ended up in operations as a profession?

Having had this disorder for over four decades now, I’ve learned a few key lessons.

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Recipe for A Dream

Filed under: Best Advice, Dreams, Goals, inspiration

Recipe for A Dream

“Look, here comes that dreamer!” That’s how the world always dismisses someone who tells them something is possible, when they don’t believe it, for even one minute.

Dreamers are people who say outrageous things, like: Hey, you can find work, even if you’ve been unemployed a long time, or think you are too old.

Or: you can be choosy about what kind of work you find.

Or—most outrageous of all—you can find your ideal job, or mission in life.

Well, over the past forty years I have watched these dreamers, and seen many of their dreams come true. I’ve studied why, and found a kind of recipe. Here are its basic ingredients. (There are seven.)

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Beyond The Paycheck: What We Wish For

Filed under: Career & Money, Dreams, Expectations, Happiness

Plenty of studies show that pay increases only serve as a short-term performance motivator.

Certainly salary is important; every company should strive to compensate its employees fairly – even, if possible, more than “fairly.” Equitable pay is a given.

But it’s also often true that receiving a raise is a lot like buying a new car. Pretty soon we ratchet our expectations upwards and even a new Ferrari is “just” a car (unless it’s a Tesla, which is never “just a car”).

So where long-term performance is concerned, what matters more than pay? What do people wish for from their work? What helps employees feel truly valued and appreciated – and motivates them to do their absolute best?

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6 Reasons Not To Give Up On Your Dreams

Filed under: Best Advice, Dreams, Goals, inspiration

There comes a time in the life of most entrepreneurs when the challenges seem overwhelming. You’ve suffered one setback after another and you seriously think about throwing in the towel.

You question yourself. Maybe you don’t have what it takes after all? Maybe your breakthrough idea just isn’t realistic? Maybe you should quit now rather than continue to make a fool of yourself? Self-doubt leeches into your heart and soul. Despair begins to take over.

It happens all the time. But I’m here to tell you why you should never ever give up on your dreams.

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The Profitability of Dreams

Filed under: Dreams, Your Career

They say that to dream is the privilege of the young.

I think this is a beautiful saying, but it could not be more wrong.

It’s not that there is anything wrong with having dreams when you are young, within this expression is the unmistakable suggestion that once you get out into the “real” world you no longer have license to dream.

I would argue, by contrast, the dreams are a key factor in business success.

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