“I cannot express in words how meaningful this has been… I’m so very grateful that you have created this process. I know this is a life-changing ‘pivot’ point for me!” -RYD participant
It’s scariest before you jump.
Reclaim Your Dreams – A Workbook for Busy Women is now available on Amazon.
And here’s why I created it:
While working through the editing process for my book for teen girls, Take 5 for Your Dreams, the editor emailed me her latest round of revisions and closed with this:
“I wish I had this book when I was younger.”
It would not be the only time I heard this sentiment. Once Take 5 was released, women purchased the book to empower their daughters and then quietly shared some version of that same sense of resignation. Most were moms with full and incredibly busy lives. Many were unhappy in their careers (soul-sucking and lackluster came up a lot), but between work and family and raising kids and volunteering and well, you get it….They never seemed to possess enough time and energy to consider and act on their own brave dreams and goals.
Others were in transition because their kids were a bit older or their nest was empty or they were getting a divorce. Some were generally ready for spectacular, but weren’t sure exactly what spectacular was and how to make it happen. Sometimes, the women that I spoke with had so many spectaculars to pursue, they became overwhelmed and didn’t make forward progress.
Still more were women in their 20’s and 30’s who were in the workforce but disillusioned with the corporate environment and had this aching feeling that their work wasn’t meaningful.
All of these women shared a sense that they were meant for more even if they were unclear about what that more was. They had read the self-help books and even tried the online programs but couldn’t find one that understood both their desire to pursue bold dreams and the reality of an overwhelmingly busy schedule.
What did I say to my editor friend that day?
“Me too, but it is not too late for you. Before you decide that it is, at least for a while, indulge your wildest dreams. Just for fun, consider what you would do, if you really could do anything you wanted.”
That’s why I decided to create the Reclaim Your Dreams program. And from there the magic ensued. The women that participated began reclaiming their dreams. They launched businesses and are writing books. They cleared space for what matters most. They returned to school and started to believe (again) that they would change the world. They made their health a priority. And are planning travel adventures.
And why I am releasing this workbook. Whether you are in transition and ready for a new dream or have that sense of longing that comes with feeling like your life does not reflect who you are or are. Or anywhere in between. Now is the perfect time to intentionally consider what matters most and what your boldest dreams are. I can’t think of a more important task in life (nor a better way to empower the girls and boys in your life to do the same.)
I hope you will join us! xo Paula
What participants and readers are saying about Reclaim Your Dreams:
“I’m blown away…. I’m an avid reader and have devoured a gazillion self-help books over the years. Your work rings true.”
“I cannot express in words how meaningful this has been… I’m so very grateful that you have created this process. I know this is a life-changing ‘pivot’ point for me!”
“Reclaim Your Dreams encouraged me to pursue my next life adventure by asking me simple but thought-provoking questions, helping me move beyond my daily life challenges. I was startled and pleased to learn that just verbalizing my dreams and passions could be so empowering.”
“You have helped me reclaim my dreams.”
“I need to thank you! … I just finally feel like I’m doing something I love.”
“I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while, and this really pushed me into getting going on it. I have much more creative energy. My passions are being rekindled and it has been so exciting (understatement) to explore them within such a simple but elegant framework. Thank you!”
“I love thinking about my day and finally putting MYSELF in it.”
“I liked the live your dream for 30 minutes exercise. I was surprised how much I felt I accomplished towards understanding my dream and really getting my head around the reality of the dream.”