[FUEL] Don’t Let Your Dreams Scare You

By Dawn Shuler As a business owner who works with other business owners, I see a lot of dreams. Sometimes these dreams take the form of little goals… I want to offer a new coaching program. Sometimes they take the form of medium goals… I want to facilitate a writing retreat. And then sometimes they take the form of a big-ass fantasy… I want to create a brand-new business to support women in transition. The thing is – big, medium, or small – it’s scary to go after your dreams. That’s an easy word to use – scary – but here’s what that fear really feels like. A dream is like your child, your baby. Your dream needs to be nurtured to grow and succeed. But if you fail in nurturing and growing your dream, then it could die… and as many parents will tell you, the death of a
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[FUEL] Dreams are important, but you need more.

By Dawn Shuler Most of us have lovely dreams and big goals.  Your Big Dream might look something like this: I want to build a premier retreat center in North Carolina. I want to be a keynote speaker. I want to write a book. I want to design and hold a year-long program. And so it goes. These are lovely dreams, but the harsh truth is that they will stay dreams unless you take action. I have a coaching client (we’ll call her Diane) who works with companies and organizations to help them improve their employees’ lives.  She’s been dancing for months with a boutique store owner who wants Diane to customize a program for her and her employees.  The problem is that she is so busy, she’s not returning Diane’s emails to set up a meeting to solidify details. During a coaching session, we brainstormed some tactics for continuing
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