056 – Creating Your Freedom Lifestyle – with Evan Price

056 – Creating Your Freedom Lifestyle – with Evan Price

Would you like to spend more of your time doing what you love to do? Would you like to be able to pick and choose the projects you want to work on? Are you thinking about becoming a digital nomad?

In this episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion, David interviews Evan Price, who shares the steps he took to create his freedom lifestyle.

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Highlights:

00:17 – Returning guest, Evan Price
00:31 – How do you package your creative skills to create a viable business?
03:08 – Streamlining you and your customer’s focus
09:26 – The value of being unfocused for a time
10:19 – Improving your product vs. improving your marketing
13:48 – Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich
15:11 – How do you identify your ideal customer?
17:40 – Evan’s best tips for building a team
20:24 – Content creation and giving away the keys to the kingdom
24:04 – Building trust with people
26:15 – The importance of networking
29:12 – What’s the right time to scale your business?
33:23 – How did Evan decide to take the leap of faith?
38:59 – What is it like to live nomadically?
45:39 – How much money do you need to live a freedom lifestyle?
51:12 – Closing thoughts

Summary:

The very idea of trying to create a freedom lifestyle can sometimes appear an uphill battle. You’ve got to get your finances in order. You’ll probably need a passport. On top of that, you’ve got to plan the logistics of where you’ll be going and when, where to stay, whether to bring your car with you and more.

In this episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion, David and Evan break down and simplify the process of becoming a digital nomad.

Bundle Up Your Expertise and Sell it

Evan emphasizes the value of the DLB (Do Less Better) offer model. Nowadays, many businesses are a little bloated – they offer dozens if not hundreds of products and services, and this scatters the focus of the business owner as well as the prospects and customers who might otherwise be interested in buying.

Evan suggests that you should find something you can do that no one else can. The more specific, the better. This allows you to create what Evan calls a “luxury” offer, something that can be sold for thousands of dollars rather than pennies. Evan says this is how he streamlined his business.

David offers that minimizing and optimizing seems to be the direction things are going in now. As opposed to having dozens of websites and products, marketers are creating central portals and leading prospects on different journeys depending on their interests.

David also shares an example from his life, stating that when he had one or two books, his customers knew what to buy and were happy. But as his catalog increased, his customers became paralyzed and bought fewer books. Which explains why he’s only promoting his latest book on his website.

Spreading Yourself Thin

Evan shares that it’s easy to spread yourself thin. When you’re young, and you’re not sure what you want to focus on, you feel like you could take on the world and try your hand at dozens if not hundreds of different things.

At the time, Evan was learning how to use Facebook ads, managing acts, booking tours, and more. But he noticed that none of the things he was working on were reaching the tipping point of success.

If you keep on that path, says Evan, you will eventually reach a point of burnout. So, he stopped doing what he was doing, made an assessment of his strengths and weaknesses, and bundled up his expertise to streamline his business.

David admits to having too many things to fulfill in recent years, including Members Only Audios, which he quickly realized was akin to running two podcasts at the same time. He would often think to himself, “I’m a superhero, and I can do it!” But he would either end up disappointing himself or his prospects and customers by trying to do too much.

Evan adds that this principle applies to social media and content channels as well. You can easily take on too much, becoming a Jack or Jill of all trades, never mastering any. There are more than enough people on any of the main channels for you to be able to build an audience. There is no need to take the Gary Vee approach of “being everywhere,” says Evan.

David summarizes that one content channel and one offer can be enough to scale to seven figures, at least according to marketer Russell Brunson.

But… You Should Also Try Everything

Despite everything just covered on focus, if you’re just getting started, says Evan, spreading yourself out and trying a bunch of different things might be the right approach. You need to figure out what you’re good at and what you enjoy, and if you have no idea, there is wisdom in experimentation.

Making Your Products Better vs. Making Your Marketing Better

David shares some of the challenges he’s had in getting the word out about his books.

Evan responds that the quality of the product might not be the issue, but rather, the marketing (messaging) might be. Maybe people simply haven’t been able to find the books to be able to appreciate them.

Meanwhile, Evan has observed how most musicians seem to think they always have a marketing problem and never a product problem. They tend not to consider that the quality of their product might not be up to snuff.

Ultimately, we need to examine both. Identifying the holdups and addressing them is the key to finding an offer that converts. Sometimes, the holdup is the product, sometimes it’s the marketing, and sometimes we must turn to other areas of our business as well – bottlenecks in project management, staffing, cash flow, or otherwise.

When you’re in the early phases of building your business, says Evan, you should be spending roughly 80% of your time doing things that bring in money – marketing and sales. And if you don’t know how to sell stuff, asserts Evan, you need to learn.

Most creatives don’t like to sell, but if they could see for themselves that it’s not some “icky” process of manipulating people to get their money, but rather a process of identifying problems, solving them, and making the quality of their customer’s lives better, they would realize that selling isn’t so bad.

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Think and Grow Poor?

David explains how Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill wound up penniless late in life, only to be rescued and put to work by businessman and philanthropist W. Clement Stone as a sales trainer.

Think and Grow Rich sells millions of copies per year by accident. So, how did the legendary Napoleon Hill end up there?

Systems were the difference. Hill didn’t have them. Stone did.

Identifying Your Dream Customer

Evan says, rather than trying to figure out the demographics of the customer, first identify the problem that you’re going to be solving for them. Once you know what problem you’re solving, you can tie the design of your product to the pain points you’re addressing with it.

There are three types of pain that customers experience. The first is Source pain, the second is Secret pain, and the third… Evan can’t remember. But Source pain refers to something the customer would tell their friends. Secret pain refers to something they hold within themselves and would rarely reveal to anyone.

If you can identify and articulate these pains, you will know your customers better than they know themselves, reducing friction in the sales process.

David adds that another way of explaining this concept is External and Internal pain, where External is something that can be seen on the outside, and Internal is something the customer holds close to their chest.

Evan’s Best Tips for Building a Team

First, says Evan, you need to be the team. You don’t necessarily need to get good at everything, but you should gain some experience with everything. Learn the basics. This allows you to create your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) so you can hand things off to your team, and also know who would be a good fit for what position.

You need to figure out your sales and marketing, product creation, and then, who the “face” of your company is going to be. You need to create a persona / attractive personal branding to attract an audience. It could be you, it could be someone else, and there are ways of marketing without a “face” too, but ultimately you’ve got to decide what direction to go in.

Having gone through this process of learning the basics, you’ll have a much better idea of who to hire for what role.

The Myth of Social Media “Marketing”

David says you need different types of content depending on who you’re talking to. There’s content that Attracts, there’s content that Engages, there’s content that Nurtures (or Converts) and there’s content that Retains.

David asks Evan his thoughts on giving away your best material at the Attraction phase, and Evan says this usually works in your favor. People hear what it is they need to do to get where they want to go, and they realize just how hard or complicated it is. So, they end up wanting to hire you to do it for them.

Evan offers that this can open the door for “done for you” or “do it together” services that benefit the client.

David responds by observing that you can present a million-dollar idea in a video, and most if not all viewers will not do anything with it. Free content is not appreciated to the degree that paid content is, ever. But, as Evan says, it can still make people want to hire you.

Evan laments how cautious people have become in the digital age, as it has become harder to sell. Most people are trustworthy. David says it’s still important to beware of people who are texting you out of the blue, as they are often scammers.

The “Drudgery” of Networking

David addresses the benefits of growing his network and how he got to the point where he rarely had to book his gigs in Calgary because of the connections he’d made.

He mentions how artists oftentimes resist the very idea of networking, which can hold back their personal and career growth.

Evan points out that you can also connect with people digitally. You don’t necessarily have to go to in-person networking events. There are different ways to skin the cat, as it were, and it’s a matter of figuring out what works for you.

When to Scale Your Business

Not all businesses need to scale. In his niche, Evans has found that any business reaching $7,000 to $10,000 per month is ready to scale, but this will vary depending on the industry.

But you also need to think about what to scale to. Many businesses don’t need to scale. They should consider establishing consistency in their revenue for an entire year before worrying about growing bigger. This is still “scaling” according to Evan, as it sets the foundation for the business to increase in size and scope.

The danger of growing too fast can be burnout. And if you have no clear targets in sight, you can easily stay in “growth mode” perpetually, never noticing any of your goals or milestones as you hit them.

David has noticed how many businesses will make it to $1 million. Suddenly, their goal shifts to $10 million. And then some other arbitrary number.

But you don’t always need to grow. You don’t always need to increase revenue figures. Again, the goal is key – do you want to sell the business? Do you want to install a leadership team and become an advisor? You’ve got to know what it’s all for.

David adds that Russell Brunson says $20,000 per month in personal income is where things start to get very comfortable, and you might even have a tough time spending it all, even if you have a spouse and kids.

Sure, you could spend $20,000 per month. You could find a way. But the point is you can create a great lifestyle without going overboard.

Taking the Leap of Faith

Evan had a friend who was beginning to travel. So, he decided to go to Egypt with him. That’s when Evan realized that traveling while building a business could work. So, beginning this year, Evan has been living nomadically.

Evan has been to Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and Morocco so far. He says he found a role model in his friend, and that made it a little easier for him to embrace a freedom lifestyle.

For Evan, the scariest part about becoming a nomad was stability. He used to work for Apple while building his business on the weekends, and he had benefits and insurance that protected him.

But when he realized that his business was making enough money consistently, he felt like the prospect of living nomadically was more approachable.

David dovetails off this and notes that Greg Wilnau of Musician Monster was an inspiration to him when he was beginning to look at becoming a digital nomad. He recalls grilling Greg at the DIY Musician Conference in the hotel lobby with questions about how to handle the delivery of mail, income taxes, and the like.

Living the Digital Lifestyle

Evan recalls working seven days per week. Making the shift to digital nomad gave him his weekends back, and he says that was a great feeling.

On his journey so far, he’s been putting a lot of time into researching Airbnbs, and ensuring that they have a strong Wi-Fi connection. He sometimes reaches out to Airbnb owners to let them know that he’s looking to book two months ahead and asks if they can upgrade their Wi-Fi. He’s been successful in persuading them.

During the days, he works at the Airbnb he’s staying at – joining meetings, giving interviews, and creating content. At night, he’ll go and have dinner and explore locally. On the weekends, he spends more time exploring. Sometimes, he does nothing.

He emphasizes the importance of experiencing local culture and is even inviting culture shock into his experience.

It’s Cheaper Than You Think

David asserts that traveling is generally cheaper than living in a major city like Chicago, New York, or L.A. Most people seem to assume that living a nomadic lifestyle is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

Evan agrees. He adds that there are plenty of ways to save money. Travelers can stay in youth hostels, and food tends to cost considerably less in other countries compared to North America. You don’t have to be a millionaire to create your version of freedom.

He adds that there may be some tax exclusions and incentives you can claim if you’re living nomadically. Some countries or tourist destinations are also incentivizing and paying people to come and live there.

Evan and David agree that the most difficult aspect of living nomadically is pulling the trigger. There are things you can do to offset every anxiety or fear and ensure that you’re safe and taken care of during your travels.

Dan Kennedy’s Recommended Books

Dan Kennedy’s Recommended Books

If there’s one thing we know about grumpy no B.S. marketing legend Dan Kennedy, it’s that he’s a prolific reader.

Throughout his resources – books, presentations, audio recordings, courses, and more – Kennedy will often drop the names of books he suggests reading.

Here we’ve compiled Dan’s many book recommendations. This list, however, should not be considered comprehensive.

So, keep reading to find out what books influenced the guru himself.

Classic Personal Development Books

Dan says if you’ve got a motivated employee or a child who is finally willing to listen to you, you should turn them on to books like:

As well as some books referenced below, like Think and Grow Rich and Psycho-Cybernetics.

Classic Marketing Books

Dan was and is obsessed with marketing. It’s no wonder he recommends classic marketing books, like the following:

Robert Collier

Dan doesn’t reference specific Collier titles, suggesting he recommends reading all his works. Here are some of his titles:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

On the bookshelf of self-made millionaires, you will inevitably find a copy of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

In his work, Kennedy often harps on a principle least favored by readers, namely “accurate thinking.”

What’s interesting about this selection, though, is that Kennedy thinks of it as a cautionary tale as much as a guide to attaining wealth.

Why? Read on to find out…

The Success System That Never Fails by W. Clement Stone

The Success System That Never Fails by W. Clement Stone

Later in life, the impenetrable Napoleon Hill wound up penniless and was effectively rescued by W. Clement Stone who put him to work in sales.

Kennedy says Hill and Stone are philosophically aligned, with a few minor differences and one major one:

Namely, Stone had a system while Hill only had a philosophy (it’s right in the title – The Success System That Never Fails).

Meaning – if you want to succeed in business, you must choose a market where you have a reasonable opportunity to succeed and create a repeatable system.

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Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind by Napoleon Hill

Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind by Napoleon Hill

Dan makes a rather bold claim, that Napoleon Hill’s Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind is the best book Hill ever wrote.

If you’ve already made your way through Think and Grow Rich and Law of Success in 15 Lessons, Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind is well worth a look.

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer

Some people are perhaps put off by the title. But Dan says Robert Ringer’s Winning Through Intimidation can help us avoid “rich uncle syndrome,” the tendency to think that the harder we work, the richer we get.

While I do think Winning Through Intimidation does a great job of dispelling the grind, Ringer isn’t exactly forthcoming on how to transition from working hard to working smart.

The problem is articulated clearly. The solution is for the reader to figure out.

Anything by Stuart Wilde

Stuart Wilde

When referring to British spiritual writer Stuart Wilde, Dan usually doesn’t specify which books to read. He simply says, “read Stuart Wilde.”

While Dan is quick to discard some of the more outlandish woo-woo facets of Wilde’s drunken writing, he says his business practices are spot on and well worth observing.

(And Dan, by his admission, still does some of that “woo-woo stuff.”)

What follows is a semi-comprehensive list of books Wilde wrote:

Thick Face, Black Heart by Ching Ning Chu

Thick Face, Black Heart by Ching Ning Chu

Dan references Ching Ning Chu’s Thick Face, Black Heart as an essential read in cultivating the right mindset – specifically in becoming immune to criticism.

It is a great read, and I would happily add it to my list of best books to read in your 40s.

I only have one piece of criticism, namely that the author sometimes offers illustrations that are more theoretical or imagined than practical and concrete.

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

I’m not familiar with the entire story of how Dan ended up purchasing personal development legend Maxwell Maltz’s intellectual property.

But since he did, it should not come as any surprise that Dan promoted Psycho-Cybernetics, quite heavily, at least for a time.

Dan also ushered forth The New Psycho-Cybernetics, though opinions are split on whether it was a worthwhile update.

Since Dan was contemplating the acquisition of Nightingale Conant at one point, it should not come as a surprise that he ended up the owner of some self-help-oriented intellectual property.

Sex Money Kiss by Gene Simmons

Sex Money Kiss by Gene Simmons

Dan references Gene Simmons’ Sex Money Kiss (a book that, for some reason, has gotten a little harder to find) in his meandering Speak To Sell.

More than anything, Dan emphasizes his philosophical alignment with Simmons.

I ended up quite pleased with the book recommendation. You can read my review of Sex Money Kiss here.

Closing Thoughts

What other books has Dan recommended? Have you read any of them? Which books made the biggest difference for you?

Let us know in the comments below.

5 Things Most People Don’t do with Their Breakdowns

5 Things Most People Don’t do with Their Breakdowns

We all have breakdowns. And depending on what our relationship to those breakdowns are, we can end up suffering over the long haul.

The truth is most of us were never taught how to deal with breakdowns. Generally, we’re just present to the fact that a) they happen, b) they can happen at any time, and c) they are to be avoided at all costs.

But we can all deal powerfully with breakdowns and even turn them into our greatest lessons and opportunities. Breakdowns can turn into breakthroughs.

Here are five things most people don’t do with breakdowns that can make all the difference.

1. Declare Them

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. – Pearl Strachan Hurd

Breakdowns should be declared the moment we recognize we’re having them.

Most people don’t. This is typically what causes the resulting rut.

In an ideal world, how long would you sit with a problem? For a few minutes? Maybe a few seconds? But most people don’t believe that’s possible because they stay in their breakdowns for weeks, months, and years, don’t they?

The thing is you don’t need to remain in your breakdowns forever. Most people don’t recognize that they are in full control. They have all the power in their breakdowns. Yet they often want to marinate in the steaming pile of puke in the corner, blaming people and circumstances for their misfortune. And they can remain in that space for a lifetime.

A powerful person isn’t someone who never makes mistakes or doesn’t cause offense. It’s someone who understands that life is full of surprises, and anything could thwart their progress. So, they learn to declare their breakdowns instead of trying to fix, survive, or live with them. Because things will happen. They always do.

Breakdowns make for horrid companions. And you aren’t required to sit with them or to keep punishing yourself for whatever you feel you did wrong for all eternity. Leave judgement to God or the universe.

2. Brainstorm Solutions

Focus on the solution, not on the problem. – Jim Rohn

After a breakdown is declared, you shouldn’t just sit with it. The next step is to brainstorm possible solutions. And you want to move from declaration to brainstorming rapidly.

Chances are there is someone who has already faced exactly what you’re currently facing. It would prove challenging to dream up a circumstance someone hasn’t already overcome, save for something completely contrived (like “I’m stuck on a planet far away from earth and I don’t know how to get back!”).

If someone else has done it, you can too. Other people are not special. Celebrities, leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, and everyone else you admire, or think is better than you have all persevered through seemingly awful situations.

And even “awful” situations are a matter of perspective. It’s your relationship to the situation that makes it so. And you can change your relationship to a person, circumstance, or event at any time. It’s up to you.

In brainstorming, you don’t need to try to come up with perfect solutions. No such thing exists. If we were honest with ourselves, we’d all be able to admit that most of our ideas suck. Case in point – none of my Medium posts were curated in the last year, and I’m almost done publishing daily for a full year.

If you suck, keep sucking and remain in action until you don’t suck anymore.

3. Get into Conversation

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

When you have a breakdown, don’t just declare it, and don’t just brainstorm possible solutions.

The logical, powerful next step is to get into conversation. If you were to look, you would likely find that the best possible solutions are on the other end of conversations (often those you would deem “uncomfortable”).

We live unaware most days, but our language truly does create our world. When we say, “life sucks,” we begin looking earnestly for reasons why it sucks, and we always find them. Which should tell you just how powerful your mind is, and what could happen if you started creating your world, with language, as you would like it to be.

Leadership expert John Maxwell says even the shiest introvert will influence 10,000 people over the course of his or her lifetime. Which means this – no matter how disconnected you may feel, there are people in your life willing to be a resource, contribute to you, support you, and help you with your challenge.

So, get on the horn. Now. No texting or emails, unless it’s to set up a phone conversation or Zoom call.

4. Identify the Opportunity

Within every adversity is an equal or greater benefit. Within every problem is an opportunity. Even in the knocks of life, we can find great gifts. – Napoleon Hill

If Mr. Hill is right, and I would posit that he is, a breakdown is just a breakthrough in disguise.

The breakthrough may not be immediately forthcoming, but the seed of it is within the breakdown itself.

Search and you will find that there is something familiar about the breakdown. Chances are it’s not the first time you’ve faced a challenge like this. It may take some looking, but once you’ve identified what it is, and are clear about the constraint you’ve wound up with, you can begin hunting down opportunities.

Remember, you are the most powerful person in your world. Other people can help you find what old patterns you’re clinging to, and they might even be able to help you identify the opportunity, but you’re the only one who can act on the opportunity. Otherwise, there is no reward in it.

And the opportunity can often be found in conversation, which is something we’ve already covered.

Finding the opportunity is the first step to causing a real breakthrough.

5. Cause Completion

Success is completion. Success is being able to complete what we set out to do – each individual action, each specific step, each desired experience whether a big project or a very small errand. – Susan Collins

We all have “incompletes” in our lives.

To discover what those “incompletes” are, again, we need to be rigorous in self-examination.

If you keep talking about a breakup that happened 10 years ago, guess what? You’re not complete with it. You keep bringing it up so you can remain in the pain. Feel sorry for yourself. If you can’t say “amen,” say “ouch.”

No matter the breakdown, you can cause completion. You are that powerful. You can have a say in what you’re creating.

Stop allowing incompletes in your life. These continue to live on in conversation and all they do is hold you back from the life you desire.

How do you cause completion? Generally, it goes back to things I’ve already talked about 1) declaring it complete, 2) having a conversation for completion, 3) some combination thereof.

Final Thoughts

Breakdowns aren’t the enemy. They often lead to breakthroughs. That context is crucial when you feel as though your challenges are unfair, unjustified, impossible, or otherwise. Because you can begin to confront breakdowns with a sense of excitement, knowing that a breakthrough might be on the other side.

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A Child Sized Dream

A Child Sized Dream

What is the size of your dream?

Is it adult sized or child sized?

An adult sized dream is often one of limitation. A faint outline of a former, more exciting, limitless life. Rather than being a dream erected on childlike faith, it’s a dream built on the shaky foundations of constraints felt, challenges faced, obstacles crossed, a lifetime of being told “no,” being rejected, failing despite successful behavior, painful partings and let’s face it – imagined impediments like bad weather, wrong timing, horrible luck, God punishing you, and an elitist conspiracy to poison your health and keep you in perpetual financial debt.

An adult sized dream only becomes more reasonable, more logical, more rational with time. If you were to imagine a perfect circle, and the circle represented the size of your dream, this circle has only shrunk over time, and increasingly, your world has narrowed to the point where your dream has become about you and you alone – not about your significant other, your children, your family, your best friends, or all your adoring followers, fans, clients, customers, or audience you were once eager to – and meant to – serve and impact.

All this happens without you even noticing.

An adult sized dream, unfortunately, doesn’t hold much of a charge. Sure, it means something to us, and we still want it desperately, or at least pretend we do just to keep up appearances, but based on 1,000 yesterdays, it doesn’t even seem like a remote possibility anymore.

You’ve been crushed, deserted, betrayed, ignored, avoided, discarded, and finally, you’ve come to the point of accepting your “lot” in life.

You still have the occasional glimpse into what once was your North Star, but now it only seems to evoke a sense of guilt, shame, pain, disdain, and most frighteningly, apathy. You’ve stopped caring that you’re not living the life you once set out to live, and unfortunately, you have no one to hold responsible but yourself. You can cry at the universe, but the universe will only give you challenges to overcome on the path to self-betterment.

The adult sized dream is also exhausting. It’s complicated, difficult, intricate, confusing, frustrating. In a past life, there was all but a direct path stretching out between where you were and where you wanted to be. Now it’s become a near endless and impossible set of requirements, prerequisites, conditions, boxes that must be ticked, and hoops that must be jumped for you to enjoy the degree of success you once assumed without question.

There’s no fun in a dream like that. No point in pursuing it. No motivation to do it. No reason to rise early and give your best every day. Just a sad, desperate, quiet longing for what could have been but what you now presuppose can never be.

The adult sized dream will always see you playing small. You will always remain in the boundaries of what you consider safe, proper, right, and acceptable, and that noose will only grow tighter as you test the waters and find them too dangerous to dive into. You’ll avoid offending others, ruffling feathers, or rocking the boat like the plague.

The adult sized dream says you can only be one thing. You can be a successful business owner, but not a great spouse. A great musician, but not a star athlete. Rich but not famous. Smart but overweight. And that’s still on the innocuous side of limits. It’s entirely possible you’ve come to the point where you believe that a modest or minor success is all you can ever be.

You never thought that way as a child. None of those limitations were in play. You weren’t hindered by difficulties and challenges – you didn’t even focus on them. You knew that you could have anything you wanted if you just kept the finish line in view. You could have your luxury tower penthouse, your backyard pool with waterslide, regulation size basketball court, a garage full of Lamborghinis… whatever you could see in your mind’s eye.

As Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill said:

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Where did your child sized dream go? Do you remember it? Do you remember how it felt to envision a future that exceeded your wildest expectations? What possibilities did you see for yourself?

Your child sized dream is still with you. It hasn’t gone anywhere. It might be covered with years of regret, doubt, and failure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dig it up, dust it off, and have another look. And maybe it doesn’t make sense to you anymore. Maybe you would make some changes to it. Maybe it’s too late for some dreams. That’s fine. But your child sized dream got more right than wrong. Because it speaks to the desires of your heart and the imprint of the divine. Your desires are uniquely yours, and you will forever care deeply about them. They are not all-inclusive. They are specific and personal.

You can live an either/or life or a both/and life. You can be led by your adult sized or child sized dream.

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