If you are struggling to pinpoint where you should start on your dream, you need to listen to this episode of the Living in Sunshine podcast! So often, people never make the first step towards making their dreams happen which leads to many dreams being left in the dust. BUT, if you can think of your dream in your mind, you can make it happen in real life. It just takes a few mindset tweaks and a few small steps to get it going. Ready to make youe dream happen? Let’s do it together girl.
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Welcome to the living in sunshine podcast if you don’t know who I am, my name is Maddie. And I am so excited to have you tuning in to our weekly podcast episodes, where we chat all the things from tips and tricks to funny stories from my life that have helped me to truly live in the sunshine. In this space, we are all about encouraging, inspiring and giving you the tough love that you need to hear sometimes to realize that you are totally made for more than what you currently have in life, and that you hold the power to make the changes that you need to level up and live your best self. So buckle up, grab some water and let’s get into it.
Hello, hello, and welcome back to another episode of The Living in sunshine podcast. I am so happy that you are here tuning in for yet another episode. In case you have missed all of the other episodes of the month so far. Just to kind of catch you up. We are doing a deep dive into the four personalities of the living in Sunshine Community, which are the happy Hustler, the purpose pursuer, Joy seeker, and for today’s episode, our dream chasers. And if you’re like, hold up, what is that? How do I figure out which one I am because those sounds amazing. I know they are amazing. Thank you so much. You can take the free personality quiz right now I’m such a loser in the show notes. It is linked down there, it takes you maybe 60 seconds, you’ve got Gilmore Girl references and Taylor Swift gifts, and it’s a great time. And once you take this survey, once you discover your personality, not only are you going to know which personality you are, you’re also going to learn what your secret superpower is, and how you can use it to uplevel your own life. And in the future going forward, you will get trainings and resources and supports and guides from me to help you based on your personality. So definitely go take the personality survey down below. And I cannot wait to hear which one you are. Which means you’ve got to send me a message on Instagram, telling me which one you are. So we can talk about which one you are and whether or not you feel like it’s a good fit for you and how you see yourself. Okay, so for today’s episode, this one is for all of my dream chasers. And this is a hype girl chat, one of my favorite episodes to record, because it is a way for me to send some fire through your earbuds into your ears into your life. So you can go get out there and chase this dream. Whatever it is. And this episode, this is for many people who have a big dream, but they’re not so sure where to start to get the dream started. So let’s go ahead and talk about this right. We all on some level have a dream, right? It makes me think of tango, where she’s like, I have a dream, I have a dream, you know the song where they’re like in the pub. Anyway, we all have a dream, right? We all have something that we want for our lives that fall into that dream bucket or that vision category, whatever it might be, but sometimes for some people, pinpointing what that first step is, and getting to that dream can be really tricky, right? So let’s talk about what can we do to get the dream started, right? If you’re not sure where to start, I’m going to tell you where to start right now. Okay, so the first thing in order to actually get the dream to to make that big dream happen is to first celebrate it, okay? I love this dream for you, whatever it is so much. And I want you to know that because you thought of it, you can make it happen, right? Every idea Dream Vision thing that you want to do starts as a thought. And it might not sound true. But if you can think it, you can do it. Right. If your brain can come up with the idea, you can then do things to make that idea a reality. The same is true for your dream, whatever it is, it is 100% possible to make happen, right? No matter how much how wild it might be. I was working with a one on one coaching client a few weeks ago. And she said to me, I would really like my side hustle to become my main thing. But I’m a full time teacher. And to be able to do that I would have to replace my teaching income. And I was like, girl, why not? Why isn’t that possible? And she’s like, Oh, because of this thing. And that thing and this thing and insurance and my family, blah, blah, blah. And I was like, Whoa, you’re focusing on the wrong thing. In order to get to that dream, if you can think it is possible. But to get there, you got to focus on the right things, right? And focusing on all of the things that might not work out or that might get in the way or that might be really hard. We’re not focusing on the right things. In order to get to that dream. We’ve got to focus on the things that we can control, which are our actions, our emotions, our mindset and our thoughts. And we need to focus on the thing
is the small steps that we can take to get to that dream, even if it is wildly huge and crazily ambitious, right? If we can think it, it can happen, no matter how crazy it is, right? So the first step for you to make that big dream happen is to celebrate it and recognize that it is 100% possible for you. Just because you thought it right. If we can come up with the idea, we can turn the idea into reality, no matter how crazy it might be. Have you ever felt like the people in your life just don’t understand the dream that you have on your heart? Or even the desire that you have to be more joyful or intentional or even just plain happy? Like wife is good enough? Why do you need more? Right? Well, my friend if this is you, I have something special just for you. The Sunshine squad community is your go to place for that validation that you’re searching for, to know that you aren’t crazy for wanting more and that you aren’t alone in that desire either. This online community has grown to be filled with amazing joy seekers purpose pursuers, happy hustlers, and dream chasers just like you. In the sunshine squad community, you get continued guidance from me that you need to make your dreams a reality, a community of women who get it, and the steps that you need to make your life something that you’re totally obsessed with. If you are ready to say yes to those things, you need to jump into the sunshine squad ASAP. And you can do so right now via the link in the show notes. If you do have questions on what the sunshine squad community is, or if it’s right for you, feel free to send me a DM over on Instagram. I would love to chat with you more about it over there. And my friend, I can’t wait to see you inside of the sunshine squad.
Now you might be wondering, but what’s my first best step? What do I need? Buddy? Tell me what I need to do first, in order to make this happen. And here’s your best first step Are you ready? Your best first step and getting to your dream is any step that you take.
I know it sounds really stupid. Any first step that you take, to turn your dream into reality is the best step for you to take. And here’s why. So many people leave their dreams as that a dream. So many people pass on making their dream a reality because they fail to take that first step. So if you take a first step, whatever it might be, whatever that first step might be, it’s the right first step to take. Even if it’s something like mapping it out on a calendar, or sharing it with a friend, or even reverse engineering it which we’re about to talk about, right? Whatever that first step is, it’s the right first step because you did something so many people don’t do and that is take action on it. Right? Don’t be the girl Don’t be the person who when they are, you know, 100 years old, dusty, crusty sitting on their deathbed talking to a nurse say, I regret not chasing that dream. Don’t be that girl, I don’t want that for you. I don’t want that for me. And the way that we avoid regret. The way that we avoid being dusty, crusty, saying I wish I would have is by taking action, whatever that looks like for you. Don’t let your dream stay a dream. Let your dream become reality through taking that initial first step, whatever it might be, okay. And if you are the kind of girl because I have worked with women like you in the past, who say, Okay, that’s all fine and dandy to say, That’s really cute to say just do whatever, I can’t just do that I that is a mental block. For me, I need a frickin plan. Here’s your plan, the way that you’re going to make a plan to make your dream into your reality is to start at the very end of the dream and work backwards, aka reverse engineer it. So let’s say that you have a dream of owning a lake house in Michigan. I say Michigan because my husband has gone up to Lake Charlevoix. If you know where that is in Michigan, it’s like a big bucket list thing for us, like own a lake house out there because it’s beautiful. Start at the end of your dream, and reverse engineer it. So for that dream of owning a lake house, you might reverse engineer so the step before buying the lake house might be saving up enough money for the downpayment and the mortgage plan, right? The mortgage, the mortgage payments, right? But before that, you first got to figure out what is your current income? And where does that income need to go to be able to afford that down payment and that mortgage payment, or it might be creating a savings plan to be able to afford that financial responsibility of buying a lake house. But before that, you’re currently a stay at home mom, and you guys are living off of a single and you’re a single
income family, which is totally fine, so many people are in that situation. But you know that doing getting to that dream of buying a lake house is not going to be financially feasible on one income. So your next step backwards might be coming up with a side hustle, or an ending an income source that you can do from home, right? And then the step before that might be acknowledging that you want that lake house in the first place and sharing that with your husband. Right? Do you see how we did that? So we started all the way at the end, at the My dream is to own a lake house. And then we slowly worked backwards. And then we mapped out this plan. And then once you have that plan, that small reverse engineered plan, step by step figured out your next responsibility. Your next to do list is to take small baby steps throughout each of those milestones that you just set out for yourself when you reverse engineered your plan. Right, you see how that works? Start at the end goal. Slowly ask yourself, Okay, what do I need to do before I get to that dream? Okay, so I took a step. Okay. So to get to that step, what do I need to do first? That’s another milestone. What do I need to do before that, that’s another milestone, right. And however many milestones however many mile markers, if you think about going on a road trip, right, we have these mile markers on the on the road, that tell us how close we are to our destination, however many of those that you have, when it comes to getting to your dream, your responsibility, when you have this journey mapped out is to take small steps, mile by mile to get to each mile marker on your journey to getting towards your dream, right? That’s your plan. That’s how you do that. That’s how you take your big dream, whatever it might be. And that’s how you figure out where to start, you start at the end, and you work your way backwards, right? Just like you would if you were going on a road trip, you look at your little map, right? Probably not anymore, because right now we just kind of put the end destination in his arm and our phones do it for us. But if you’re using like an old school map, you have to map it out where you’re going, and then create your plan based off of where you’re going. It’s no different with your dream, okay. But the few things that you need to do, if you are a Dream Chaser, you need to start by recognizing that because you came up with that dream, whether it was in your sleep, or when you were taking a shower, when you’re walking your dog, when you’re sitting on the toilet, go and poop, whatever it might be right? Because your brain was able to come up with that dream and manifest it for yourself, you’ve got to recognize that you can make it happen. Okay. And once you recognize that, once you realize, and you accept that and you stand in that knowing that’s when you reverse engineer, that’s when you take that first step, whatever it might be, right. And then once you start this journey, something I want you to carry with you something I want you to remember, and something I want you to remind yourself of, is the fact that it’s not going to be easy. I can almost promise you that any dream that has become a reality has almost never been as easy as like baking a sheet of cookies. Again, it’s not easy, it’s not probably going to happen in the timeline that you either expect it to, or you want it to. But so long as you stay on that journey of getting to that dream that you mapped out for yourself. It’ll happen because you thought of it. And we are so highly capable, whether we realize it or not, that when we think of something, we can make it happen. Why do you think we have computers and TVs and houses that like have internal plumbing, right? Those all started as an idea. It’s the same thing with your dream. Now your step today, once you get done with listening to this podcast, is to tell yourself that because you thought it you can make it happen. And then it’s to set a plan, come up with your first step reverse engineer the plan,
reverse engineer the dream, whatever it is figure it out. And then as an extra level of accountability, I want you to send me a message and I want you to tell me what your plan is. What’s your first step? When are you going to take that first step, right, put it on your calendar, set a date, make it happen, because you thought it you can now do it. But now because you can do it, you need to commit to it. That’s how you take your dream from a dream. And you put it into reality. And I promise you, you are already doing so much more than the majority just by taking messy action and taking that first step. And I hope that lights you up. I hope that encourages you to go out there and do it. Because so many people won’t. But because you’re listening to this episode, I know that you want to and I know that you will because you wouldn’t be listening to this episode if your dream didn’t matter enough for you to actually go do something with it. So go do something with it right now. Okay, okay girl before I send you to go chase your dream. I want to read our review of the week.
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