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31 Days to a Dream: Have single-minded determination

Single-minded determination. Or bull-headedness. It’s a double-edged sword. I know I’ve been called stubborn a time or two. Or thirty five.  And not in a good way, either. And yet good things can come from that quality if you use it right. In order to make your dream happen, you’ll need to be single-minded. Stubborn. […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Stop making excuses

If you want to achieve your dream, you will need to stop making excuses and start marching. Excuses are your worst enemy. It’s easy to sit around, blaming others or your circumstances. It’s easy to wallow in that pity party, thinking that “they” are preventing you from living your dream life. But really – will […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Celebrate Small Successes

It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of making your dream happen – to let the big things weigh you down and find little time to celebrate all the good things that are happening. Instead of taking time to focus on the good things you spend all your time focusing on what’s going […]

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31 Days to a Dream: Commit to your Dream

Dreaming is easy but bringing your dreams to life will be a challenge. If you’re not committed enough, you will fail miserably. You need to commit to your dream if you have any chance at making it happen. Your dream can come true as long as it’s fed with determination and self drive.   Accept […]

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Can we all really follow our dreams?

I logged on to Facebook this morning and found this status by a friend: Some other friends responded back with it being the power of positive thinking and how it’s worth it in the end to follow your dream. Hanna came back with this: And she’s absolutely right. If every single one of us chucked […]

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How to dream the impossible dream and reach the unreachable star

Dreams. We’ve all got ‘em. Most of us even have BIG dreams. Trouble is, we tend to shove them way back into the deepest recesses of our brain because they’re safe there. Is that what dreams are for? For keeping safe? Or are they for living? I say dreams are meant to be lived. Pursue […]

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When life hands you lemonade

Know how sometimes you need to grab life by the horns, dig down deep and work with everything in you to steer that baby where you want it to go? And other times you sit back and ride the current, allowing life to take you where it will? That sums up my life. I’ve shared […]

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The regret test: A strategy for decision-making

It all started with a simple email “Sadly, Ginny and Allen have decided that they want to get rid of their cottage.  It needs a total renovation. It would be awesome if you would want to take that on!” John’s elderly aunt and uncle had decided it was time to give up their cottage on […]

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Making Dreams Come True is Actually Quite Easy

Today’s post features Guest Blogger Ben Reed from adventureswithben.com. ***** I’m writing today to tell you that achieving your dreams is easy. It’s not rocket science. I’m sure you’re familiar with the Family on Bikes story. The Vogel’s trip from Alaska to Argentina by bike is certainly extraordinary. And if you’re like many readers of […]

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When it’s time to call it quits to a dream

“Let’s go to Denver,” John said. I did a double take. Did I just hear him right? Denver was two hours away; getting them back to the trailhead in the morning would be a challenge. “Let’s go,” he repeated. “Let’s go to Denver.” I was confused. All I had planned to do was drop off […]

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To achieve great things you must be willing to hate it and keep going anyway

To achieve great things you must be willing to hate it and keep going anyway That doesn’t make sense, does it? Why would you keep going when you hated it? It’s kinda like beating a dead horse, eh? It might not make sense, but I know for a fact that you’ve got to be prepared […]

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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Michael Korda You all know how I feel about THE BOX. The box society puts us in and that we grow up believing we need to live in. The box that places certain constraints and expectations upon our lives. It’s up to us […]

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FINALLY (doing what you’ve asked me to do)

OK, so I typically share lessons we learned on the road in my blog, but today is a bit different. Today I want to share something with you that’s been roaming around in this head of mine for a while. We’re quickly coming up on our one year anniversary of reaching Ushuaia. One year ago […]

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19 Tips to help you discover your passion and live your dream

“I so want to pursue my passion,” my niece said one day, “but I don’t know what my passion is.” I talk a lot in this blog about pursuing your passion and living your dream, but if you aren’t sure what that passion is in the first place, well… it’ll be tough to live it. […]

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Don’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

Don’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. Seriously, you’ve got what it takes. It will take everything you have, but you’ve got it. Don’t be afraid to dream. Big. I think we all feel inadequate. We feel like we’re not good enough for our dreams. Dreams are what other people achieve, not me. […]

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