We all have dreams–whether they’re clearly written on our “vision boards” or subconsciously hidden behind the overwhelm. If you’re ready to start thinking about your dreams in a bigger way, this is for you!
In today’s video, Eric and I are sharing the secret to pursuing your dreams without fear, and we offer some simple examples on how YOU can get started today! There are time stamps embedded in the video itself, and a summary is included below. Please subscribe on YouTube so you won’t miss any future trainings!
And as a quick side note, this topic actually ties into one of our six ARISE categories: Discovering and Living Your Unique Purpose (you can find more information on our upcoming ARISE membership down below). We hope our short discussion today leaves you feeling motivated and excited to be on your path to purpose. Enjoy!
[00:00-00:30]: Introduction to ARISE and “Little Bets.” We believe one of the keys to waking up excited is knowing that you are living your unique purpose. Peter Sims’ book, “Little Bets” shares how you can take small, mostly-risk-free steps toward your dreams, and then when something works, you do more of that!
[00:30-01:48]: Example #1: Our Human Tendency to Overdo It (The Story of the Moving Van)
Back in 2000, Eric and I graduated from college and moved to California for our first “real job.” In an attempt to be totally prepared for the move, we rented a 25-foot moving van. But when we packed it with all our belongings, we had soooo much space left. Seriously. It was kind of ridiculous. (You can hear the whole story in the video, if you want to laugh along with us!)
[01:48-04:34]: Example #2: Keep Things Simple So You Can Progress! (Our Tale of Two Businesses)
LearnDoBecome is our second business. The first one was called HusbandHero—romantic ideas for husbands so they could strengthen their marriages. (A fun idea we may pursue again someday, but the first try didn’t work out.) We invested a LOT into the website and set-up…and we even bought 50,000 postcards to spread the word, but because we didn’t really know what we were doing at the time, the majority of those postcards sat in our attic for about 9 years.
Through that experience, we learned our lesson and when we started LearnDoBecome, we kept things SIMPLE. I drew all the initial Command Central sketches with crayons and markers, we focused on serving our community members and getting results for them, and we proved the concept of the STEP Command Central before “going big.” It’s been a night-and-day difference, and we are SO grateful to work with this community.
[04:34-05:56]: Example #3: Little Bets (Bill Hewlett’s HP Calculator)
When HP considered making a scientific calculator, they didn’t know if it would sell, so they decided to make just 1,000. That way, if they didn’t serve the needs of the market, the loss wouldn’t be catastrophic. It turned out to be a fantastic product, and they could barely keep up with demand as things progressed. That “little bet” put them in an ideal situation.
[05:56-07:35]: What’s your Little Bet? Here we invite you to consider a next step that will help you pursue a goal or dream you have. We hope this video has given you some energy and encouragement to go ahead and make it happen!
[07:35-END]: Don’t miss out on being an early ARISER! Join our ARISE Interest List for more information (linked down below). We can’t wait for the chance to work with you on a more personal level!
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