​​​​​​​This post was inspired by my new book:Just Do You: A Declaration of Independence from Guilt, Obligation and Shame. A collection of life lessons from my first 50 years on the planet. 

Are you a dreamer? So am I.

As a coach, I am a big believer in the power of dreaming and holding yourself to your highest possibility. But dreams alone won’t do it. There are a few key ingredients to pursuing your dreams with vigor and dramatically improving your odds of achieving your goals.

  • Get to work! I’m a dreamer. But I’m also a doer. I work hard. I create a plan of attack and tick things off one by one. I get things done. And that’s the key. You’ve got to be willing to put in the work.
  • Enlist support. Don’t try to go it alone. If you are up to big things it goes so much easier when you have a team to support you. Achievers tend to do just the opposite. We are so self-reliant that we shy away from asking for help, even when we are struggling. But the truth of the matter is, people who truly love you and have your best interests at heart will be more than happy to lend a hand, funds, etc. to help you get to the finish line.
  • Have faith. Being up to big things in the world is not for the faint at heart. Because the world can be cold, hard, and along the journey, things inevitably will go wrong. Having an active faith life can be theanchor needed when you hit a bump in the road. Trust God to bring the right resources and people in your life, and keep going. Don’t give up!
  • Be flexible.  This is about being flexible and resilient. If life were easy, and the road to success was simple, we’d all be billionaires. Those who are successful at realizing their dreams are the ones who dig in and figure it out when the going gets tough.

Here’s to the journey!!!

Your girl, Trina