Hold Fast to Dreams
What do you do with your dreams? On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile in recorded history. Doctors said it could not be done – that the human heart would explode with such exertion. Six weeks later an Australian runner duplicated that feat. Approximately one year later, 8 college runners at one ACAA track meet all broke the four-minute mile. What changed? What was believed to be impossible was proven to be possible. Most of us operate under clear beliefs about what we are able to accomplish. If those beliefs are changed, the results change as well.
Many people are living their lives within boundaries that exist only in their minds.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments.” -- Napoleon Hill
Don’t rest until you find your unique visions and dreams...
Have you ever noticed that even if God allows you to identify your dream – you’re expected to work to make it happen? If you land the big job – then you have to perform, to work effectively, day after day – to keep your place. If you’re accepted into a prestigious college – then you have to study to keep your grades up or that college will ask you to leave. It seems that even when dreams are coming true – God requires our part in the process. This is one of Dan’s most requested presentations – get ready to release your dreams.
“The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive” – St Irenaeus
What does it mean to be “fully alive” in our work? Here are some statistics coming out of our changing workplace today:
- The average job is 3.2 years in length
- Those in their 20s are changing jobs every 13 months
- 72% of Americans would rather work for themselves than for another company
- 465,000 new businesses are being created each month in the U.S.
- Experts estimate that by 2010 only 50% of the American workforce will be “employees”
The attractions of the new models of work include:
A more satisfying lifestyle
Greater financial opportunity
More time freedom
The opportunity to live with purpose and passion (to be “fully alive”)
Join Dan as he unpacks our old views of work – and reveals the opportunities for proper matches in our work that birth a new sense of meaning and purpose. (Drawn from principles in 48 Days to the Work You Love)
No More Mondays
Here comes another Monday. Maybe feeling trapped is just the reality of the way things are. Doesn’t everyone dread Mondays? Doesn’t every responsible person just bury their dreams and passions in exchange for a paycheck?
Absolutely not! Each of us can learn to bring the same excitement to our work that we bring to the most enjoyable weekend activities.
And we know that changes in the workplace are exploding – nothing is staying the same. But if you take a careful look you’ll discover this is good news. The radical shifts that are reshaping the American economy invite each of us to redesign our work and create a career path that matches our values, dreams and passions, as well as our expertise. More than ever before, successful workers need to draw on their creativity, spiritual vitality and relationship skills.
In doing so, we will:
Uncover new opportunities
What's Holding You Back?
Many people feel like they are struggling with obstacles that only they encounter. Here are the most common reasons given for not moving to higher levels of success:
I’m lacking clarity on what I would do
I don’t have enough money
I’m low on self-confidence
Fear of loss is greater then hope of gain
I just procrastinate – I don’t have enough time
Others criticize my ideas
Dan walks through a gentle debunking of each of these excuses for low performance. Included are eight tips for increased self-confidence today. 24% of all new businesses being started today require zero capital. Decide in advance how you will invest the 168 hours we all have each week. If you’ve never failed, you’re missing your real chances for success – don’t be afraid of tripping the bar now and then. You’ll discover the five true predictors of success and how to form your own Eagles Group.