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A note from your dreamers at 8 Women Dream
It’s about time that 8 Women Dream got it together enough to actually send out an email thanking you for your great support in reading our dream journeys over the past three years.
This is the first of many newsletters where the women of 8 Women Dream will share with you everything they’ve learned about the process of successful dreaming — you know, the stuff that isn’t discussed on the blog.
You know, stuff like successful dreaming is about patience and baby steps.
When I first started this project I was a bit naive to say the least — and I figured, “if you dream it . . . it will come.”Â So the dreamers and I put together many a vision board and meditated on our wishful outcomes.
Note to the wise:Â you have to actually take big risks and move out of your comfort zone to achieve dreams.Â All the visioning and meditating won’t change anything unless you get off your butt and actually do something.Â It’s in the facing of your fears and taking action — in spite of the obstacles — where the real dream success lies.
There will be those who show up to challenge your commitment to your dream.
They can show up as family giving you a disapproving face; or as friends telling you what’s wrong with your crazy plan; or as financial setbacks resulting in sudden lost income; or as broken relationships from too much time spent apart; or as the loss of a career; or even as those you love telling you they can no longer support you and your dream.
Dreaming is not for the faint of heart, and believe it or not, many of the dreamers on 8 Women Dream have experienced these types of setbacks and more.Â But we keep right on dreaming.
We’ve lost some dreamers along the way.Â I cannot begin to tell you the heartache that comes when you see a dreamer walk away from 8 Women Dream.Â If there’s anything I can’t take, it’s someone giving up on their dreams. What has helped us along the way?Â I’d like to share10 of our favorite dream support systems –
We have also started putting together free and low-cost products to help you with your dream journey on our products page at 8 Women Dream.Â We will be developing this page over the next few months, adding more free and low cost products to help inspire you to dream.
We also plan to open up 8 Women Dream into a dreamers social network.Â We will be working on this major project as 2011 progresses.Â If you know of anyone who could use the Find Your Dream e-book but can’t afford it, please email me at email@example.com with their email address and I’ll send them the pdf version for free.
Thank you for being there for us over the past 3 years.Â We appreciate your support!
We’ll see you in the comments!
Editor, 8 Women Dream
For Andi, Heather, Jayne, Katie, Lisa, Rayne and Remy
Catherine’s dream is to make 8 Women Dream the premier online publication for women looking to pursue their dreams. She is a published author, a freelance writer, and a guide for those who want their dreams to come true online. Catherine would someday like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations about her 8WD project inviting women to take a chance on their dreams. Wine was required... Catherine posts on Sunday evenings and fills in dream stories as needed. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.
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