Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why it's important to not forget to dream...
The dream exercise is so important and here is why.
In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I talk with you about the power of dreaming. I share why we often stop dreaming as an adult but why there is power in picturing the dreams and remembering your old dreams.
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00:00:00 Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode 64. I'm Joe salsa. Hi, from the stacking Benjamins podcast, I encourage you to find ways to be inspired, to find financial freedom. And one way I do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friends.
00:00:31 That's created a momentum that makes this the best years of your life. If you can answer that question and answer it in great detail, tell the story, spend some significant time writing that out. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time,
00:01:01 your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world. And tonight, Saturday night special. I talk with you about the power of dreaming. I share why we often stopped dreaming as an adult, but why there's real power in picturing our dreams and remembering the dreams of your youth.
00:01:36 Even as you get older, you know, one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity. Getting not just more things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really, really tough. I've got a course called productivity for your passion. That's designed to help you do this, and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity,
00:02:08 not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things done. What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personality. Because the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type.
00:02:31 But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that and productivity for your passion. Check it out email@example.com slash launch dreaming, you know, dreaming and dreamers often has a negative connotation. People talk about all that person is as a dreamer.
00:03:00 All they do is dream. They never put those things into action. They never achieve their dreams. And there's definitely truth to that. There is a place where if all you ever do is dream about the future and you never actually take action to create that future, then you'll never really achieve it. That that's definitely a true thing. There's truth to that.
00:03:24 But what I would also share is there is great power in dreaming this week, I attended a virtual conference for the international financial coaches conference, where I was presenting on several different sessions. And one of the sessions I was talking about productivity and activity and how you can create your own dream business, how you can take this vague idea that you have, and actually put it into practice and create in this case,
00:03:57 the coaching business that you really wish you could have because there was power in dreaming. And one of the activities I asked them to do, I've I've shared before on the podcast, but I'd like to highlight it again here. And now it's what I do with my clients quite often. And it's, I call it the five-year dream exercise. It's really just picturing yourself in the future five years out from today.
00:04:23 Imagine that you're walking through a busy airport and you've got a long layover. So you're kind of looking for something to eat, something to drink. And you bump into a friend who you haven't seen for five years. They were a good friend, but they've moved away and you've kind of lost contact with them. You've you've touched base with them a little bit.
00:04:42 Maybe seen them on Facebook and done a few other passing things, but you really haven't had an opportunity to sit down and catch up with this friend for several years and you look at them and say, Oh, it's so great to see you. I love seeing you here. Do you have a few minutes? And they say, yeah, I've got a three hour layover and you've got a four hour layover.
00:05:03 So you sneak off into a corner of the airport and maybe grab some food and find a quiet space and begin to talk. And your friend looks at you and says, it is so great to see you. How have the last five years been for you? And you answer, this has been the best five years of my life, because what comes after the,
00:05:28 because what is it in your business? What is it in your personal life? What is it in your relationships? What is it in your spiritual life? Think about all of the components of your life, financial health, and otherwise, how do these components fit together? What's happened over the last five years. That's created a momentum that makes this the best years of your life.
00:05:55 If you can answer that and answer it in great detail, tell the story, spend some significant time writing that out and really dream. What is it that would make it the best ever. That is how you begin to start the process of dreaming. If you're trying to create your ideal future, what's interesting is as adults, we often stop dreaming. We stop picturing the future.
00:06:29 We stop thinking about the future. We kind of talk ourselves out of dreaming in part, because it has such a negative connotation. Oh, he's just a dreamer. She's just a dreamer. They don't ever do anything, but it's also because life sort of beats it out of us. If you go long enough without actually achieving that future is then it's easier to just not picture the future anymore.
00:06:54 But there's power in creating that image because just by creating that image, you already began to create some momentum in that direction. Now don't get me wrong. It's not magic. It's not like if you build it, they will come. If you, if you dream it, it will happen. But it is one of the first steps towards creating action.
00:07:17 Because as you begin to believe that this may be true, that it's easier to take action. That makes it true. The more powerfully you can dream it, the more powerfully you have a chance of having it happening. What are the other exercises that I do with folks is kind of the opposite. It's the remembering the past kind of process looking at what's come before looking at the last 10 or 20 or 15 years of your life or five years,
00:07:50 whatever it is trying to recall. What were your dreams when you were younger, but also looking back at all of the things you've done and trying to connect the dots and reverse. This is about looking at your past and saying, what is it that I have loved about different things that I've done, not just in work, but also in your social activities and your relationships again,
00:08:15 in your spiritual life, your financial life, your career, your hobbies really think broadly about what is it that you've done and what are the things that you've loved about what you've done. And then what are the things that you've really hated about what you've done? What have been the great things and what have been the struggles? Because the interesting thing is,
00:08:39 is almost always out of our past is where our future comes, because we can identify those places where we've struggled and that we can identify those places where we've soared. And both of those are valuable to know sometimes because out of your struggles is a problem you can solve for others. Cause odds are good. You haven't been the only person with that struggle sometimes because out of your sense of peace in the places where you've loved things,
00:09:09 you suddenly discover a dream that you've had for years, but maybe you've buried it so far down that you don't even remember that it's your dream anymore. See, it's funny, but as adults we learn to forget to dream, we began to think that dreaming is a bad thing. And if all you ever do is dream, I would agree. But the interesting thing is oftentimes the first step to creating the future you want is actually painting a picture of what that future is and dreaming it into reality.
00:09:49 Thanks for listening.
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