When we were children, we would tell anyone that would listen to us, that we were superheroes with magic powers.

Then we got a little older, and we told anyone that would listen to us, that when we were grown up we would be a Doctor, a Dentist, a Fireman/woman, a pilot, a Lawyer, an Accountant.

In my case, I told people that I was going to be a businesswoman running my own Business. I had NO clue what it would entail, but I aspired to be like Zoe Wanamker in the UK TV series Love Hurts I was going to be an “Executive Business Woman”. Doing what? I had no clue, but I had a dream!

Fast forward a good few years and I am doing just that, I am also relearning every day, what I inherently knew as a child – to Dare to Dream!

Dare to Dream

Start today, give yourself the gift of 30 minutes.

Find a quite place with paper and a pen and answer the 5 questions below, be as honest with yourself as you can, and as I said to the delegates imagine that you have a magic wand.

Whatever you Dare to Dream, you can make it happen, now is not the time to worry about how you will do anything. Just focus on what you want to do and why you want to do it…and the rest will all work out if you believe. Go back to that 5-year-old child that you once were, what did you Dare to Dream?

Be audacious, add colour, add sounds, add smells, what do you see, how do you feel. Take as much time as you can spare do to this exercise. If you have done it before do it again, see how much more detail you can add this time. It’s your life, you have to have fun living it…otherwise what is the point!?!

1. What do you want from your awesome business?

2. What do you want from your awesome life?

3. What will your life look like when it is integrated?

4. Who would you need to become to turn this dream into reality?

5. How would you feel when you are living the life of your dreams?

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best day and night to make you like everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

E.E. Cummings