Some days are really good, some days are really really good. Some days are just amazing, even before 10:00 a.m.
Today has been amazing.
I’ve been working hard to increase my social media presence as it relates to my dream manager business and me and Carla’s new company, Vibrant Life. I’ve been working with a dear friend in the Czech Republic on some projects, Nina is an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) and asked me to participate in my first live FB chat session on your fan page EnglishBrno.
It was fun, crazy, cool, and because I type really fast and we had multiple strings going, I wound up getting blocked by Facebook for “a few hours or a few days”… depending on what the good folks at FB decide to do.
Anyways… with permission from the attendees, I’m going to post some of the Q&A. Here are two of the discussion questions, answers, and conversations:
1) Anita Adnan: Hi Nina and Marc, i have one question – when we write down our list of dreams, sometimes it looks like a list of daily things to do – for example, i want to write 2 pages a day, that is something i am doing everyday. my point is, how do you separate dreams and things to do? they are different, arent they? dreams can so…metimes look unachiavable, but proper planning and the real execution of tasks will make dreams come true thanks for your time, hope to get the discussion going!
best wishes, Anita
Natalya Shcherbakova: Anita,it seems to me, dreams must be well planned, otherwise they will be just wishes.
Anita Adnan thank you Natalya, i think so too, but sometimes the word dreams can be used in so many ways and i think, Marc’s job is to show us how to ‘manage’ the various dreams that we have
Marc Drizin Excellent question Anita! Anita, everything starts with the dream. Your dream was to get your PhD (a wonderful dream), and then you changed it from a dream to a goal by putting some timelines/dates to it. You then moved it from a goal to “action” by writing 2 pages a day in order to achieve it. So yes, sometimes the exciting dream turns into a list of “things to do”… but that is exactly how you accomplish your dreams!
Anita Adnan thank you for your note, Marc sometimes dreams can be motivating, but in real life, you need to do the realistic stuff, like writing, reading, spekaing about it, before you get to accomplish the ultimate dream – holding the piece of paper with a DR infront of your name
Natalya Shcherbakova I’m in favour of holding the piece of paper with DR in front of me but not to share it with others. They say that dreams are the windows of the soul and I don’t want to have my soul naked
2) Mila asks: “How to change something in your life being afraid of changes?
Marc Drizin Mila, thank you so much for asking… That is a question I often receive
I often ask people which they are afraid of more… changing, or things staying the same. As “people”, we are all really good at thinking of the “worst thing that could happen” if we try something new or different. It is easy to think the “worst”.
And instead of comparing the “worst” to how great something new could be, we compare it to the situation we are currently in. Let me give an example. Let’s say that you want to change professions, you want to become a doctor. You think to yourself… “That’s a lot of school I will have to go to, it will cost a lot of money, what if I fail, what if I don’t like the specialty I chose. What if I get no patients, what if I can’t pay back the student loans”. We seldom give consideration to the great good we can do for ourselves and our family, and most importantly to the patients and community we serve.
Instead, we think… “well, my job isn’t really that bad, I don’t really like my boss, but at least it is a paycheck that I can use to pay my bills” So, we wind up staying right where we are, stuck in the same place, fearful of change. For me, life is all about change. My parents not only encouraged me to succeed, they encouraged me to fail. Failure is just a step in the process of life.
Anita Adnan yes, we should not be afraid of failure. it is part of the process of being successful
Marc Drizin Indeed Anita… the most successful person in the world is the one who has had the most people say “no”
Natalya Shcherbakova: But it’s so hard to feel yourself a loser.And frequent failures requare great patience, strength,courage to rise and go further. So real dream catchers must be well-disciplined, organized, hardworking, patient, brave, persistent……… So it’s my new dream to be such kind of a person.
Pretty cool, huh? Natalya is in the Ukraine, Anita is in the UK, Nina is in the Czech Republic, and all three are dream-catchers of mine.
I love this “work”. And it doesn’t even feel like work.
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