Monday, April 27, 2015

Working, Dreaming and In betweening

In my last post (Reignite Your Dreams) I encouraged my blog family to DREAM.  Dreaming is wonderful exercise for the imagination.  The more you dream the more you allow great things to come into your life.  My only concern is the dreamer who fails to implement the steps necessary to make the dream a reality.

I've noticed in life there are three types of people:
1. Dreamers (those whose ideas or projects are considered audacious or highly speculative; one living in a world of fantasy.)
2. Workers (those concerned with ordinary activities, business or work)
3. Those with a nice combination of 1 and 2.

I found the picture below on a site I love to visit The flip flop CEO.  It shows you the perfect combination of dream, work and play.

Not to oversimplify things but I often see dreamers who don't want to do the work and workers who lack vision.  A healthy dose of both is what you need to manifest your desires.  One thing I know for certain is that we can dream all day but when we don't make plans towards accomplishing our goals the dreaming is in vain.

Let me give you an example.  I have two former colleagues both Pediatricians.

One dreamed of becoming a body builder and the other dreamed of becoming an actor.   They didn't just sit around imagining themselves doing what they wanted.  They got up and began to take the necessary training to make their dreams a reality.  One sought out a licensed trainer known for creating champion bodies and the other began taking acting lessons and auditioning for tv and film.

Neither was fully convinced that these journeys would be easy. In fact they both found themselves working even harder to accomplish these new dreams.

You may be asking, "What does any of this have to do with me?"

It's just my long-winded way of telling you:

"Any dream you desire to manifest will require some commitment, elbow grease and work to make it a reality." 

Next time you get to the point where you find yourself crippled with dreaming get yourself in gear and get it going.  Keep Moving towards your dreams.

Until next time!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reignite Your Dreams!!

Have You allowed your dreams to die?  Do you feel like it's too late in life to accomplish what's really in your heart? Well it's NOT too late!!

It's alright to dream.  In fact I encourage you to dream!

Recently I posted the above video of a woman in Texas who has a 3,000 square foot closet.  The closet is three levels and full of the finest garments, shoes, handbags and jewelry.

My intention in posting the video was to encourage women to dream about more.

Her closet was definitely larger than most people's houses but hey, it's what she likes and who am I to say what she can and cannot have?  That's not my place.  Listen, you may never want a closet that big. I just wanted to show people the possibilities.  Honey, some of these folks were NOT ready!!!
In my intention to stimulate people's imaginations I immediately started receiving such comments as:

That's too much!  She is ridiculous!!!

I'm concerned about her spiritual stand with God.

Too many possessions is sin.

I would never have a closet that big with all the homeless people in this world! 

What?!!  People, you're missing the point!  They questioned the woman's spiritual position, her morals and even her stand with God.  Really?  The balance in dreaming is that we need to be ready for more yet grateful for what we currently have.

The comments became so much about their personal preferences being placed on that particular woman that it led to a debate about God's desires for people and overindulgence.

They missed the entire purpose of the post.  I nicely went through the feed since it had taken a "hard left" (another term for off the subject) and deleted all comments about God and God's plan for those with money... The essence of their comments was "If a person has money they clearly are not in a close relationship with God."  Now if I were to interpret their comments as the expression of the negative root emotional relationship they have with money/abundance they would automatically deny it because it sounds judgmental when it's placed before you so plainly.

What was even more shocking is that the very people who judged this lady based on a 3-minute showcase video are the same ones who believe God has divine plans for them that include wealth, abundance and more.

Not judging simply reflecting some root areas within us that must be honestly dealt with before we can truly walk into the life we have been believing for for soooooooo many years.  I leave you with this one phrase I always share with my friends: "YOU CAN NOT HAVE WHAT YOU DESPISE."

Many people will have to sit with this post for a minute and examine their own hearts.  For once I'm asking you to truly examine your relationship with abundance/money before you comment about this post.  I may respond and I may not... But this is one space where you are free to express your view and it will NOT be deleted.

I encourage you to dream.  Or as my business coach Zenovia Andrews says, "Dare to Dream!"  It doesn't hurt you in the least to envision a brighter, wealthier, more spiritual life than the one you have currently.

It is not sin to attain wealth.
It is alright to dream!
It is your birthright to possess everything that belongs to you!

Need help stimulating your imagination?
Meet me in Detroit, Michigan for the Generation 2 Generation Growth Weekend http://eveningwithDrJeri or
Catch me at Zenobia Andrews' Dare to Dream 2015 Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina

Until next time.  Be Awesome!


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