EPISODE 121: [EDUCATION] The Power of Sharing Your Dreams with Others



If the thought of sharing your dreams with someone else makes you wanna poop your pants, you’re listening to the right podcast. Our dreams NEED to be heard in order for them to happen, but sometimes getting to that step can feel like handing over your heart to a stranger. In today’s new episode, I am sharing with you the true power of sharing your dreams with the people in your life. So tune into today’s new episode and then go out there and take the action step of sharing your dreams with another person you know and love this week! When you do, so many big things will happen that are going to bring so much good to your life. 

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Hey bestie, and welcome to the living in sunshine podcast. I’m your host, Maddy fry. And around here we are all about encouraging, inspiring, and giving you the tough love that you need to hear to get out there and live as your best self. Each and every Wednesday, you can expect to learn tangible tips to help you find your bigger purpose. be given simple action steps that you can take in order to make progress toward your biggest dreams. And hear how you can purposely pursue joy on the daily. So sit down, grab your favorite drink. And let’s have a girl chat. This is the living in sunshine podcast.

Good morning. Good morning, my friend. And welcome back to the living in sunshine podcast. I am so happy that you are here today. And if you are tuning in for another episode, I’m so grateful that you are tuning in. If this is your first episode, let me be the first to give you a warm Hello Hi and welcome. I’m so pumped that you’re here. And I hope that after listening to this episode, you decide to subscribe and leave a review and send it to a friend and maybe come back next week when there’s a new episode. I don’t know it’s totally your life, you can do whatever you want. But I would be super appreciative. If you did any of those things. I’m just gonna say it.

Anyway, whether you are a new listener or not, I’m always super grateful for when you tune in to the show and listen to every new episode, it really does mean a lot to me, I love this podcast. So so much. We recently just took a short summer break and have a lot of new things coming for the show, which are super exciting. And if you are someone who listened pre vacation, and you’re coming back, thank you so much. And if you’re brand new, thanks for being here, I’m super bummed that you were here. The other thing that I’m super pumped about is actually our topic of today, which is the power of sharing your dreams with others. And this is something that generally makes people real nervous, right, like literally makes you feel like you’re gonna crap your pants. And I get that I really do. And I think the reason it can be really challenging and really intimidating to share our dreams is because we can get so in our heads about what we think the other people that we are sharing these things with, are going to say Think or Do in reaction to us sharing our dreams, right. And I’ve definitely experienced this before in the past, there are people in my life who I have shared a dream with or shared something that I was really passionate about doing. And I was unfortunately met with a lot of not shame. But these people made me feel like what I was doing was really stupid and not worthwhile and really silly and like, Oh, how cute, like, you know what I mean? It’s just not outwardly supportive of something that I was really passionate and really excited about doing. And so I know and I understand why it might feel really scary to put your dreams out there and share them with other people. But the reason why we must do this is because there is true power, and sharing our dreams with other people, okay. And there are a few things that happen when we start to share our dreams that I need you to know. So that way you feel encouraged and pushed, hopefully, and a little bit motivated to go out there and do this this week, or this weekend or this month, right? Go out there and actively share your dreams with the people in your life. Because there are big things that will happen when you do the first thing that happens when we actively share our dreams. And when I say share your dreams, I mean, literally go and tell another person what’s on your heart and what you want, like actually being like, I’m dreaming of starting a podcast, or I’m dreaming of writing a book, or I have a goal of losing 50 pounds or whatever it might be right what about going back to school, whatever, whatever your dream might be right? When I say share your dreams, I mean verbalize them to another person, tell another person about them. Because when you do this, the first big thing that you will notice is you are immediately held more accountable to making that dream happen. Okay, when we keep our dreams to ourselves, they can very quickly and very easily become another thing that we have to do instead of something that we must do, because we want to do it right. A dream can very quickly become another thing on your laundry list of things to do. When really it needs to be in the spot of this is a big important, it matters enough to me thing to share with another person. And when you are brave enough to share that dream with another person, there is instantly an extra layer of accountability to work on it. Because now you’re not the only person who knows what’s going on. You have a partner or a spouse or a friend or a roommate or a boss or whoever it might be right who now know that this is a dream of yours. And if that person genuinely loves you, which I always encourage you to share your dreams with your loved ones, right? They’re going to follow up on you and they’re going to hold you accountable to some degree to making that happen. Right

Let’s say you have the dream of starting your own bakery, right? You want to have a storefront, you want to sell the most delicious, like pastries and cupcakes, whatever. And you tell your best friend that when you’re I don’t know, let’s say 23 And a few years past and you’re talking to her again about how you hate your job and you hate your life and everything sucks, yada yada. She might be the one who says, why don’t you start that bakery that you told me you wanted to do so many years ago, like why not like, let’s do it, like let’s make it freakin happen. But that person, your friend, your husband, your partner, whoever can’t hold you accountable to your dreams, if you first don’t share them, right? There is an instant layer extra layer of accountability when we share our dreams with other people in our lives. That’s the reason that’s literally the biggest reason reason number one, why and the biggest power that comes from sharing your dreams with another person. Another reason and another thing that makes sharing our dreams with others really powerful is the fact that they become real, right? Our eye, our brain comes up with so many thoughts and ideas each and every day, that sometimes your dream can just feel like a passing thought. But as soon as you put it out there, as soon as you write it down, or you share it with another person, and you put that dream out into the universe, right? You kind of put it out there to make it a real legit idea, a real legit thing that you want, and something that you are hopefully going to actively pursue. And when you verbalize your dream, it goes from just an idea to a real potential probable part of your life in the future, which becomes really exciting, right? It takes it from this fleeting thing this, I always kind of like imagine it as like a floating

like a little floating thing in your brain. I know that sounds really super weird and abstract. But when we verbalize our dreams, right, it takes it from this like floating piece of paper in our brains to like a solid thing sitting in front of our face on our desk, right. And when we share that when we talk about that dream with someone else, it then adds on that extra layer of accountability for us to start to actively pursue making that dream a reality. But again, I know how scary sharing your dreams can be. And I know how tough and how intimidating and scary and huge it can feel, to share your dreams with the people in your life. Because sometimes, as I’ve experienced in my own life, the people in our lives just don’t get it. Or they’re not in a space where they can get it or they want to try to understand. And instead you fear or maybe you have experience like I have when you share a dream with someone in your life who you thought that you could trust and would support you no matter what. And they in turn react with things and words and ideas and thoughts and actions that actually put you down and make you think that your dream isn’t possible. And if you are someone like this, I want to let you know that number one that sucks. And I’m really sorry that those people aren’t instantly supportive of whatever it is that you have on your heart. But I also want you to know that those aren’t the only people you can share your dreams with. Okay, and I’ve created this is one of the biggest reasons I created what I call the sunshine squad community, aka my online membership for women, is to give women with big dreams, a safe, secure place to come and say, I want this I’m standing on my Hill saying I want this dream. The people in my life don’t get it or they don’t want to get it. And I’m tired of feeling like a lone wolf over here on my Hill pursuing my dream by myself. Can someone please be in my corner. That’s why I created this space. That’s why the community is a thing for women to come and share their dreams and feel supported and seen and encouraged to pursue them actively, like a badass with other women with their own big dreams. And to also get the encouragement and the mentorship and the coaching and guidance that you sometimes need when it comes to pursuing a dream. Dreams are huge. pursuing them is tough. And going it alone is hard. But I’m telling you, you don’t have to go it alone. You don’t have to pursue your dreams all by yourself. Especially if you have people in your life who aren’t jumping up and down when you tell them that you want to change your life. It’s okay. You don’t need to depend on those people because there are other people in the world. You may not know them yet, but they’re there who are ready to welcome you in here are your dreams with an empathetic heart and then tell you that you’re going to make it freakin happen no matter what because you’re crazy enough to do it right. That’s what you get with in the sunshine squat community. So if you are a woman with a big dream, and you’re ready to pursue it actively and intentionally and joyfully, you need to get your butt within the sunshine squad because this community is meant and made for you specifically. And there are women and people in there who are ready to accept you ready to welcome you in and ready to support you in pursuing that dream. And even if the community isn’t the right fit for you, I still want to

encourage you to go out there and share your dream with someone today. Someone that you love, someone that you trust, someone that you know is going to celebrate this dream that you have on your heart and put it out there. Tell that person what that dream is. Because the accountability that you’re going to get from it, and the reality and the realness of that dream, once you say it out loud, is going to be the thing that projects you into actually working to make it happen. And I want that for you. You deserve to take your dreams from dream to reality, just like everybody else does. And I hope you start to believe that today. And that is everything that I have for you today my friend. I hope you enjoyed this episode all about the power of sharing your dreams with other people. If you aren’t curious about the sunshine squad community, I will go ahead and link that down below in the show notes. It’s also linked over in my Instagram profile in my bio. My handle is at living the letter N sunshine if you want to check it out there. The community is always open for you literally it never closes. It’s always open always there for you when you are ready to dive in. Take action on your dreams and make your dreams your absolute reality. Until next week, my friend I am sending you all the sunshine good vibes. And I hope you make it a great day girlfriend. Thank you so much for listening to today’s new episode. If you loved it, please send it to a friend share it on Instagram and tag me so I can see and consider leaving the show a rating or a review. Ratings and reviews are kind of like sharing or liking a post on Instagram and they really help the show grow and reach new women just like you. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode. And until next week, I am sending you all the sunshine, good vibes and I hope you make it a great day.