[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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[FUEL] 3 Simple Steps for Entrepreneurial Success

One characteristic that seems to be universal for entrepreneurs is that we have ideas. Not just an idea here or there, but a TON of ideas. Ideas every day. Multiple ideas in a day. You probably understand that you can’t act upon and bring to fruition every single idea. You have to be selective. Some ideas will work; others won’t. So, then you are stuck in a dilemma: do you take action or not? Not all ideas are worthy of taking to their end game, but how do you figure out which ideas are worthy? And so you might stay stuck, and you may not follow many ideas at all. Your success as an entrepreneur depends upon your continual growth, evolution, and forward movement. And your ideas are how that growth, evolution, and movement manifest. Here’s my simple Success Plan for Entrepreneurs: Have an idea Act upon said idea Follow
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