Overcome Your Fears and Go After Your Dreams - Field Of Dreams


As a little girl, I remember sitting in a field with big trees, fresh grass, nice breeze-- kind of like this one.  You could say, it was my field of dreams. It was easy to dream when we were kids, right? So, what happens to our dreams when we become adults?  Maybe we just forgot them-toss them off as childish thoughts and get caught up in the busyness of life.  

Having dreams and not knowing how to make them happen can be scary.  I get it, I’ve been there too.

When we were children we dreamed with no boundaries to our imagination, anything was possible. As adults, our dreams scare us and we use that fear, to hold us back.  It took me 4 years of constantly hearing teachers say, “You should package this curriculum before someone steals it!” before I started WriteSteps. Fear can be immobilizing and then we tell ourselves our dreams are too big, too unrealistic, too hard.  But, at some point, you have to realize that before you know it, you will come to the end of your life-- not regretting the things you did, but all of the things you didn’t do. I don’t want this for me and I sure don’t want this for you either! Regrets don’t serve anyone.  I’ve been in over 350 classrooms observing teachers and modelling lessons, I’ve coached thousands of educators, people just like you--many of them having dreams but too scared to act upon those dreams, or given numerous excuses of why their dreams aren’t possible, or “I’ll wait until the kids are grown.”.  In working with so many people it’s allowed me to organize their fears and excuses and put them into 3 main buckets. If you can’t recognize what’s holding you back, how can you move forward to achieve what we all want-- a life of freedom and purpose.

These 3 buckets contain the main reasons for what makes people not pursue their dreams by forgetting about them or worst burying them. I’m sharing these 3 reasons and the fears that go with them in hopes that you will identify what’s holding you back and then be able to use some of the correct fit solutions I’ll be sharing later in the video.

Drum roll please, the 3 main reasons, or buckets of why people don’t take action and stay stuck, are Lack of Time, Lack of Money and Lack of Knowledge.  The excuses that are inside these 3 buckets are all based on fears. So, let’s go through them:

In the time bucket the excuses are:

  • I don't have time in my busy life to go after my dreams. (Fear of Running Out of Time)
  • If I spend my time trying I might miss something else (Fear of Missing Out)

In the bucket of money the excuse is:

  • I will run out of money if I try to go after my dreams (Fear of Lack)

The bucket of knowledge is a heavy bucket!  It contains a lot of fear excuses:

  • I don’t want to fail (Fear of Failure)
  • I don’t want to be rejected (Fear of Rejection)
  • I’m afraid of what could happen (Fear of Change/Lack of Control) 
  • I don’t know how to do it (Fear of Inadequacy)
  • I’m scared of what people will think (The fear of Judgement)

Did you recognize any of those excuses, I know I did!  Stay tuned to the end of this video to get my free download of these fears and the solutions I’ll be covering next.

Lack of Time

As far as time excuses, well we make time for things that are important to us, isn’t that so.  Lack of Time can sometimes be disguised as procrastination. If you procrastinate, it’s for a reason, and that’s usually because you’re either scared or it’s not really your priority. To accomplish great things, that has to be your top priority. If not, you’ll find plenty of excuses not to make it happen.

Be clear about what success looks like for you. Remember that most people overestimate what they can do in a day, a week a month but underestimate what they can achieve over a year or over five so dream big but break the steps down into manageable chunks

Consistent action over time can achieve great things.

Lack of Money 

I can't give you a 100% guarantee that your online business idea, or any dream for that matter, will be a success and that you will achieve financial freedom.  No one can. That's just the nature of owning a business. You also know that there's no such thing as job security, in any job. To change your current situation you need to take some risk. It's as simple as this.  But, if the correct steps are followed, ideally with a guide on your side, someone who’s already been there done that, you can minimize your risk and increase your chance for success.  

The only difference between having money to start a business and having no money is that you need more time without money. The money will expose you to more options to hire people to get things done faster.  However, your business success depends on what you have to offer and not on how fast you offer it. Content sells, not speed.

You can start a business and follow your dreams with little money.  Many of the highly accomplished people I’ve known started with nothing – myself included.

Lack of Knowledge

If you want to make your dreams come true, it’s critical that you move past the fear of failure. This particular fear can stop you from even thinking about taking steps to begin reaching for the life you want. Failure is a lesson; if you fail, you can at least learn from it and not repeat whatever mistake you made. My 3rd business-luxury events on yachts didn’t work out so well--a ton of effort for not a lot of return.  But, because I had the failures I had, I’m now a better coach and know how to look out for red flags in other people’s business ideas before they even start. Failure was a blessing, how else would I have learned what not to do?

We’ve now walked through the problems and solutions...

In my complimentary 5 Freedoms Consultation, I help you determine what your dreams are and how to start down a road that will help you achieve the 5 Freedoms.  

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You want to make your dreams come true, but you don’t know where to start.

You’re not alone. So many people feel just like you – confronted by that aching desire to make your dreams a reality, but feeling that your life is too complicated for you to take that step. The answer is simpler than you might think.

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