EP 85: Take Steps to Pursue Your Dreams with Daniel

EP85v1This episode is about taking steps towards your dream. Today’s caller, Daniel, is passionate, and his enthusiasm is contagious when he talks about his music. When he deviates from his dream to take jobs just to pay the bills, he gets depressed.

I like to say, dreams are actually our inner psychic knowing what is to come to us. Things we feel called to, from our heart. How do we know what is coming from our hearts and what is coming from our ego? Get clear about it by reading my What’s the Difference Between Sacrifice and Compromise? Vlog post. Our head has wants; our heart has desires.

When we are not listening to our heart or we are not pursuing the things we love, a part of us may start engaging in self-sabotaging behavior. It’s important to not have the soul sucked out of us. Feed your soul and do things to fulfill your creativity and your passion. Don’t let anything suck the soul out of you!

Aubrey Marcus and I are facilitating a 3-day retreat in Austin, Texas over Memorial Day weekend for men and women. If you don’t know Aubrey, go back and listen to the Coaches Corner, Go For Your Win. He is a seeker who appreciates consciousness above all else. The focus of the retreat is Love: Practice Makes the Master.

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Consider/Ask Yourself:

  • What are your dreams? Are you giving yourself permission to pursue them?
  • Have other people’s doubts or comments about your dreams prevented you from listening to your own inner guidance?
  • Do you have a limiting belief that you are too old, too unqualified, or too poor to go after what you want?
  • If you are in pursuit of a dream, are you actively and consistently taking steps toward it?

Daniel’s Question:

Daniel wants to know which action steps he should take to pursue his dreams.

Daniel’s Key Insights and Ahas:

  • He feels pressure to get a regular job.
  • He is a perfectionist.
  • He doesn’t know if he is practical or irrational.

How to Get Over It and On With It:

  • He should go for it 100%; get his work out there, and identify people to emulate.
  • He should put together a demo reel.
  • He should hustle for a year before making a decision about additional schooling.
  • He should compose his personal mantra.

Action Steps:

  • What is your dream?
  • Are you going after your dream? If not, why not? What is your excuse?
  • What is one action step you can take to move toward it?
  • Post your action step as a comment to the show notes so that I may root you on!


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  • Benjamin

    Great podcast! This has been very informative and inspirational! I also have a passion for making music and coding, but sometimes I can’t get out of my own way. I enjoy making electronic music i.e. DnB, Future Bass, Dubstep, etc. I also found that my love of video games and wanting to create them has helped me marry the two. I’ve done music/sfx for indie games that have been created at Global Game Jams and other various game jams for the past several years.

    I also concur with Christine regarding making music for YouTubers, game makers, and the like. I’ve even done music intros and tracks for Twitch streamers. Do whatever you can to get your name out there. I wish you all the best, Daniel! Thank you, Christine!

    P.S. The step I’m going to take to get closer to my goals is to finish a track I’ve started. :)

  • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

    Benjamin, I am so glad you found the session helpful and even more happy to hear you are taking the action of finishing a track!

    • Benjamin

      Thank you, Christine! I think it’s pretty much done! :) Of course a few tweaks here and there, but I think for the most part it’s finished.