How to Make your dreams happen

How to Make Your Dreams Happen

In this post, I’m going to be telling you all about Module Two: Your Vision as Intention.

This is the module that helps you turn your dreams into reality. It encourages you to commit to learning how to make your dreams happen and then to just go do it. As a creative soul, I’m very fond of dreaming, but making those dreams a reality sometimes seem like a bridge too far.

This module helped me come up with concrete actions I can take to bring my business to the next level. This module gave me a brilliant opportunity to think about the bigger picture and plan for success – my success.

 

How to make your dreams happen

What were my take-aways?

It’s a big question really – How do you Make Your Dreams Happen – and one that often seems quite nebulous and intangible. The thing I took away most from this module was that here was a pragmatic approach to making your dreams happen. It was accepted that you had a dream and assumed that you could make them happen. And here’s how you do it:

  • I Figured Out What I’m For
    Another way to phrase it is that I figured out why I’m here. Remembering that will help me stay motivated on those days when my inbox is stubbornly empty. I gained clarity on what my goals are, and I learned about the difference between purpose, vision and mission.
  • I Set Milestones
    Milestones are crucial points on the way to achieving my vision. They are the moments when your business starts to change for the better. When those changes happen, I need to readjust my vision so my business doesn’t stagnate. I can also identify the mental blocks that may stop me from moving forward.
  • I Began to Imagine What it Was Possible to Achieve
    This module taught me that thinking about what I want to be is a foundation stone for success. And it taught me that I can’t figure this out by thinking a year or two ahead. I need to think five years ahead. If I set the scene for my future, I will create a vision that other people will believe in and want to follow. I will start to see what goals are within my grasp – and what goals aren’t, which is just as useful.

 

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  • I Mapped Out My Vision
    I decided on the actions I needed to take to make my vision a reality. I fixed my start and end points, and I drew a line between those points. My start point is where I am now and my end point is where I want to be. There will be times when the path will plateau, and that means I’ve hit a barrier. It’s important for me to acknowledge barriers like these and understand what causes them.
  • I Planned For People
    Hiring is not in my short-term plans, but you always need to be prepared for change. If you think about who will fit into your organisation and what kind of role they’ll fill, then the person you hire will be an asset to you. They’ll do what you want, and that will save you time.
  • And Finally …I Set Objectives
    Hiring is not in my short-term plans, but you always need to be prepared for change. If you think about who will fit into your organisation and what kind of role they’ll fill, then the person you hire will be an asset to you. They’ll do what you want, and that will save you time.

 

Make Your Dreams Happen

Building Your Tools

I was dreading the worksheets in this module a bit. The thought of planning five years ahead made me gulp. But it was more fun than I expected, and I enjoyed imagining my future.

Here’s what I did as I went through the worksheets.

  1. I Named My Business
    Doing this reminded me that I have a brand identity, and that brand identity gives shape to my dreams.
  2. I Defined My Purpose
    This is the fundamental reason for starting my business. Defining my purpose connected me with my passion for words, which can get lost in the everyday grind.
  3. I Mapped My Path
    I imagined my business as a series of steps going upwards. This helped me to see the progress I am making. I clarified where I am now and where I want to end up, and I outlined the goals I needed to achieve in order to get there.
  4. I Set My Milestones
    I pinned down the milestones I need to reach as I move along the path to success and the date. This will make me commit to taking action.
  5. I Planned For Expansion
    I identified tasks that need to be done to deliver good services to my clients and make my business grow. Then I identified a role for a person who could do those tasks. If I do hire someone, I can tell them clearly what I want them to do, which will help them do their job more effectively.
  6. I Set My Objectives
    I planned for the year ahead, and thought about ways to fit those short-term objectives into my five-year plan.

How to Make Your Dreams Happen - Know when to get help

Why This Module is Great

It Helped Me Put Together A Strategy: Through the worksheets, I started to see a way ahead for my business, and I gained a clearer sense of what I needed to do to get to my goal.

It Taught Me Not To Fear Change: As humans, we don’t like change, because it’s hard. But anything that’s worthwhile is hard to do. This module helped me to see the positives that change can bring. It may be hard, but the rewards are great.

It Made Me Commit: I’ve always been great at conceptualising. During idle times at work, I’d write out documents outlining what I wanted to do. This module got me to streamline my thinking. And because I had to pin down the dates when I would reach my goals, I’m now committed to achieving them. It’s also easier to believe they’ll come true.

I Know When To Get Help: I can’t achieve these goals alone. It was useful to identify who could help me along the way. I’ve been lucky to meet some great and generous souls on my business journey, and I can count on them to help me along the road to success.

 

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It’ll Be Easier To Hire People: I may not be hiring people for some time. But, I already work with volunteers. Now I can give the volunteers a clear sense of their role, and they’ll know that they’re really contributing to the success of my workshops.

 

If you want to learn How to Make Your Dreams Happen – check this module out.  It made me believe I could do it. How about you?

Now it’s time for me to take the next step on my marketing journey. Join me for Module Three which is all about what you’re offering.

Writer doesn't do Derbhile Graham justice.  Derbhile is a creative soul in love with communication in all its forms. She holds a Masters in Journalism, is a former Toastmaster and is also the author of a novel, The Pink Cage. She is the founder of Write Words Editorial  a writing service for businesses.

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