How to turn dreams into reality
The simple 3-step formula
Step 1: Dream it!
Everything begins with a dream. Take the first step in creating a new reality — dream big! If you could do anything, what would you do? This first step is to find a dream that you are passionate about, something that you would walk to the ends of the earth to accomplish. We wrote a book all about step 1 called — of course — Dream It! In our book, we break the dream process down into three mini steps.
Fill your bucket
The first mini step to dreaming is to collect as many ideas as possible. We call this filling the bucket, or you could call it brainstorming.
Sort your treasure
Now that we have a bucket full of ideas, we need to sort them out. Which ones are our favorites, and which ones match our values?
Step 2: Map it!
Plan for what you know
The first mini step to mapping is to make a plan of everything we know that we need. One example is the 5 w’s. We can outline the who, what, why, when and how of our plan.
Plan for what you know that you do not know
After outlining what we know, we will find holes. Now our job is to make a plan on how to fill those holes. For example, we can ask a friend for advice.
Plan for what you do not know that you do not know
Finally, we need to create a backup plan. If we are setting out on a new adventure, even if that is to be a cupcake baker, we are bound to run into unknowns.
Step 3: Play it!
Get your feet wet
Practice makes perfect
After trying out a few dreams and discovering one we love, our goal will be to make our dreams a reality quicker, more impeccably and with the most joy possible. That means lots of practice.