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Dream Big!

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As young entrepreneurs, one of the most powerful assets we have is our ability to dream, corporate workers direct their focus towards creating profits for your corporation, your boss, or your partners. Eventually corporate workers lose the ability to think beyond the commitments that bind them to their job. Without the freedom to dream we lose one of our major goal setting tools.

As a transitioning college senior I see people in many stages in maturity, in terms of careers some people are already in the 9-5 mindset, they are excited to have found a place at the table of whatever major corporation hired them. I’m excited for just the opposite reason, I visited with some Bryant Alum who live the corporate lifestyle and the stressful work environment hasn’t served them well, physically or mentally. I believe that the key isn’t the amount of hours you put into a career, it’s whether or not you believe its work. For the passionate entrepreneur, his/her venture may mentally drain them but they know that they are working for their dream, which they are passionate about. I understand that not everyone is built to be an entrepreneur, and I am also aware that the entrepreneurial path is not stress free. My opinion is based on the fact that whether you chose corporate or entrepreneurship, you are going to be mentally and physically drained, why not work for yourself?

Tangent? …Wow… Lets try again!

Dream Big!

Believe in yourself and dream with the confidence of a champion, believe that nothing can stop you. Nurturing your confidence is as important as nurturing your knowledge, without confidence there is no force or energy in your actions. There are many books that debate the effects of confidence; experience teaches that a positive attitude paired with confidence leads to faster networking, better business relationships, and increased progressions toward your dreams.

Stay Focused!

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When your life is centered on a common goal the steps to achieving that goal will stand out in your path, the main goal of dreaming is to remain focused. One of the best ways to do this is to create a dream board; many leaders think of this a motivational tool, each time you look at your dream board you are reminded of what you are working for.

Meditation and Auto-Suggestion (Visualize and Attack!)

Use your meditation to fuel the growth in your life, dreaming is the same as crafting your reality, meditation will allow you to stay focused on your goals, the main purpose is to fight procrastination, there are a million reasons to kick the can down the road but your dream lifestyle will keep you from doing that. Actively pursuing a lifestyle your passionate about will keep you from procrastinating.

Get out and hustle!

Even if you have a 9-5 currently there is plenty of time to build a personal brand as well as a lifestyle that you can be proud of. As a full time student I still find time to learn web design as well as pursue my own goals outside of my finance/economics curriculum requirements. Life is a question of wants, we know what we need and how to get it, but do we know what we want? Currently you are getting what you need because you found time to read this blog post, but are you focused and hustling towards what you want. While you are providing for yourself or your family take time to reach out on twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, when you need that network it will be there for you. One of the dependable circles will be the inner circle of friends, family and partners that will push you to success.

Check out “The 4-Hour Workweek”

Find something you are passionate about and follow the steps described in “The 4-Hour Workweek” Timothy Ferriss created a manual on moving away from the 9-5 lifestyle to the 4-Hour Workweek of the “New Rich.” This book changed my thinking for the better and I believe its message needs to be shouted from the rooftops, the days of slaving for a corporation are over, the automation and ease of our new world of connectivity make creating an automated business easier than ever.

Check out the book, and let me know what your favorite personal development books are!

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  1. Love the post! I completely agree with the part about focus. Often times it is VERY easy to lose focus. Especially in the college environment. Effort and Work or PS3 Call of Duty and Beers. It’s definitely a balancing act at times, but if you really care about your work then it makes all the difference. Good shit my friend, keep coming hard.

  2. Brian Cox says:

    Glad you enjoyed it, I know we are like minded individuals!

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