For the last few years, The Dream Support Network website and organization became a "What is DC#1 doing?" space and we lost what we were really trying to do. When we started the Dream Support Network, our goal was to help and support individuals who were chasing their dreams. We would do this through our workshops, through dream consultations, by going to other Dream Chaser's events, purchasing their products and promoting what they were doing. We had built an organization and had developed friendships with some real movers and shakers in the Tri-state.
Somewhere along the way, we got lost. We loss our connections. We stopped providing support. We started doing all types of stuff, still associated with dreams but we lacked the support. Dream Support is important. It wasn't until last week when someone emailed me about what the Dream Support Network does that I looked at the site and became concerned. The individual had come to our site and still couldn't figure us out. She stated, "I thought it was great but could you explain what you do?" I had to think about it. I went to the site and I looked at all the videos, cartoons, post and other information that had nothing to do with The Dream Support Network. For a second, I thought about shutting the whole thing down but then, I remembered...I'm Dream Chaser #1. Being Dream Chaser #1 holds significance in this organization. At one point, there were over 300 individuals with Dream Chaser numbers. The only way to get a number was to go through The Dream Chasers Workshop. One day, I let it all slip away.
I remember why. I felt like I wasn't getting enough people to come to the workshop. I felt like I wasn't getting enough likes on my post. I felt like the network wasn't growing at the pace of other organizations. I was in my feelings, so I changed my focus to Ice Cream for a Dream because Ice Cream for a Dream was easy. Ice Cream for a Dream gave me instant gratification. Everybody loves ice cream and they will tell you anything to get for free.
Well, now we are back! We are going to give this another try. Are you chasing your dreams? Do you need support? Contact us TODAY! In the coming weeks, there will be more information on membership as well. You should stay tuned and join! Never Stop Dreaming!
I hate bugs. Highest on my list of hated bugs is the gnat. I really dislike the way gnats bother me when I'm minding my own business outside, walking the dog or doing yard work. I swat at the gnats but they come back. I spray stuff at the gnats but they come back. The only time the gnats can't buzz in my ears and fly around my face is when I wear my safari hat with the ear covers and sunglasses. The other day, while waking my dog with no hat and sunglasses, a few gnats started bothering me. Buzzzzz to my ear, SWAT by me. Seconds later, BUZZZZZ to my other ear. SWAT and cursing the gnat by me. The gnat battle went on and on as we walked down the street. As I walked, I got to thinking. My first thought was, with all this world, all this space for this small bug, why is it messing with me? Then this thought came to me...
What if the gnat was trying to tell me something? What if I really listened and the gnat was saying to me, "Don't give up on your dreams". Or, "You are great!" Or even, "Believe in yourself, you have so much potential". "Wow", for a few minutes I thought about what the gnats were trying to say to me. I listened intensely. For a moment, I really locked in and then I realized that gnats don't speak English and there is no way I'm learning gnat so I swatted at them again and continued my walk. True story. Never Stop Dreaming!
I thought I would start writing about some of the things I experience as a Dream Chaser, entrepreneur, idea man, world traveler etc. to help other like minded people on their journey towards the life of their dreams. Bare with me, I am know to go off on a tangent.
So, many Dream Chasers, just like me have the ability to take an idea that they come up with in their minds and make it reality. We spend days and long nights up making the right connections, writing, planning and developing our dreams until one day...there it is! My latest endeavor was to create my own ice cream called The Dream Hero. I had a meeting with the ice cream maker, we came up with an idea for the product. I met with my graphic designer, we designed the package. I contacted the label maker, they gave us the specs to make the package. My designer and I agreed on a package, we sent it to the package maker back and forth for months but there was always a problem. We came up with a new design and followed the directions for design to the letter, we paid the invoice and a month later, we had our package. I met with the ice cream maker again and he packaged my ice cream in my package. At that point, I had my product. The product is good (both taste and packaging)! I actually created an ice cream brand. Dream Chaser #1 does it again...right? No, Not right. What's next? I have to sell The Dream Hero. I have to market The Dream Hero. I have to advertise the Dream Hero. These are not things that get me jazzed up. These are not things that get the dream energy up but in order to really achieve my dream, I have to go to another level.
You see, the Creation Phase has always been my favorite part of Dream Chasing. I have written books, I have created products and programs all my life, staying up late tolling over ideas, not being able to sleep because I am so engulfed with my work. However, after I create, the next phase of development is even more important because if I do not succeed in selling my fully formed idea, it just falls to the side and another idea takes its place. I bet you have also experienced this dilemma. When I think about my dream, I feel like "this is the one"! I feel like I am going to be a millionaire but then, I have to start selling the idea. Then, I have to be told "no" and rejected. I don't like this phase. Let's call it the Sell or Fail phase. I wonder how many great ideas have been put to the side for other dreams because other Dream Chasers failed to sale.
So, what am I going to do about it, you may ask? I am going to double down! I have failed so many times when I made it to this point. I have literally written 8 books but never sold over 1,000 of any of them or all combined. I have created a product called the "Terri" (a du-rag made out of terri cloth that could be used as a towel). I produce a t-shirt line every summer and usually order a few hundred shirts and end up giving them away. No more failing for me! I will sell the Dream Hero! I will get my second and third flavors. I will not fail. I am going to SALE, SALE, SALE! Stay tuned. You can buy a Dream Hero at Tru Books in Hartford, CT. I will be out with my cart in the coming weeks. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out where we are. Lastly, SUPPORT and Never Stop Dreaming!