The Dream Coach ® Philosophy of Coaching
There are many types of coaching programs available. Simply put, a Dream University ® Certified Dream Coach ® assists others in getting what they want personally and professionally. This process helps people find their life’s purpose, ignite their passion, clarify their dreams, remove all obstacles (including not having enough time or money) take action, and produce fast results.
Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting or call, a coach, or even better, a Dream University ® Certified Dream Coach ®, listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into effective action.
Coaching accelerates progress by providing focus and awareness. It concentrates on where you are now and what you are willing to do to get where you want to be in the future, recognizing that results are a matter of your intentions, choices and actions. Supported by the efforts of a Certified Dream Coach ® and the application of the Dream Coach ® process, amazing things can happen.
Why a Dream Coach ® is Important
In this day and age when we have become so reactive in response to the daily needs of life, coaching is the opportunity to break free. In a coaching relationship you are in the seat of power and control and can proactively direct your life in the direction you want to go. In any area, career, relationship, health, community, when you are being coached you are asked two very important questions. First, what do you want? Second, what are you willing to do about it? These questions are potent and confronting, but the whole idea behind coaching is that you are hiring someone to supportively hold you accountable for getting what you want. You determine what that is.
You’d be amazed at how hard this can be for some. We are clear about only some of our dreams and desires. I often hear, “I want to be paid well for doing work that I love.” “I want more quality time with my family and friends.” “I want to be healthy and fit, without having to go to the gym.” “I want meaning and purpose in my life.” But you might also be shocked to learn that quite often people say to me, “My dream is to have a dream.”
So mired in reality, so busy living by our clocks and calendars, we often forget what matters to us or have little time to even think about it. That’s where a Dream University ® Certified Dream Coach ® comes in. Your Dream Coach ® can help you get in touch with your purpose and passion, your dreams and hopes, to overcome your fears and doubts and most importantly support you in taking the necessary steps, week by week, day by day for getting what you want.
Even as a Dream Coach ®, I continue to use a Coach myself. A Coach listens intently, asks clarifying questions, challenges my assumptions, helps me dream big and makes sure I do the important things I say I will do in order to have the precious things I say I want. It is a partnership based on intention, agreement, integrity and relationship.
The bottom line is we can’t do it alone. Some of us think we can, but with a Dream University ® Certified Dream Coach ® you will be challenged, stretched and empowered. You will dream bigger dreams, have insights, uncover and hopefully remove limitations. With one of our Certified Dream Coaches ® you will increase your chances at being successful and you will be celebrated for it.
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Most people think of dreams as some kind of unattainable fantasy, or as something they do in their sleep. Neither of those definitions are what I mean when I speak of dreams. Dreams are the aspirations, goals, and hopes that you most want for yourself, your family, friends and business associates. I invite you to have dreams in the areas of personal, professional, relationship, health, finance and fun. In other words, use your dreams to create the kind of life you want. Often we are so mired in reality, living from our clocks and calendars, that dreaming can seem frivolous. But keep this important point in mind. Without our dreams, all we have is reality. Reality is not a bad thing. You have to know where you are, so you can design the appropriate strategy for getting to where you want to be. But if you have become overly realistic, you might be squelching your passion, effectiveness and creativity.
My formula for Making Your Dreams Real is simple and applies not only to personal dreams, but to the mission and vision for your business as well. First, get clear about what you want. Often, this is the hardest step. Second, remove the obstacles to achieving it, especially your limiting beliefs. Third, share your dream and build Dream Teams. It’s just that simple. This is the formula for getting what you want. The word “dream” has long been misinterpreted. Don’t confuse this with a fantasy like winning the lottery. The difference is, in a fantasy you cannot design a strategy to attain it. In a dream, you surely can create a plan for success. Here’s the actual dictionary definition: Dream, a fond hope or desire; to conceive of, to devise or to plan. So Making Your Dreams Real is planning how to get what you want. Be clear about what that is and you will get your dreams out of your head and into your life. Sometimes just getting out of the way, not controlling every single detail, will allow your dreams to happen. Your beliefs will either move you forward or hold you back. They are never neutral. When you can recognize your beliefs, you can transform your life. Are your beliefs empowering or impeding you? Utilize beliefs that will support you in taking action.
You can start Making Your Dreams Real—right now—by being clear about what you want, by believing in your ideas, and by acting on them. What Is Your Dream? In talking to people about what they want, I find that many characterize “dreams” in the same way they perceive “fantasy.” That is, most people don’t believe their dreams will come true unless something miraculous happens. This is a limiting belief. Your dream can be anything from spending more time with the family, to doubling your business. Dreams can range from the mundane to the esoteric, and sometimes what you truly want, can come as a complete surprise to you, once you start to look. To begin the process of achieving your dream, start with Step One, clarifying what you want. Put into a single sentence the essence of what you’re committed to having. Don’t worry that you can’t define all the details, they’ll come as you move forward. The key is to get in touch with what you feel passionate about, what excites and motivates you. Write down what you want. If you can’t formulate your dream yet, make something up. Start someplace. Although it may seem ridiculous now, it will often work to lead you down the right path. And the shortcut technique is to share your dream with others. Think about a time in your life when you spoke to someone about an idea, and quickly your idea turned into something more concrete. What Are Your Expectations? Perhaps you’re looking for a blueprint to get you from where you are, to where you want to be. Maybe you’re seeking a strategy or tactic that will divide the work of reaching your dreams into specific areas of concentration.
You can develop an action plan for Making Your Dreams Real by deciding now what you want and what you are willing to do about it. Here’s a simple technique. Split a piece of paper in half. On the top half, define your vision. With as much detail as possible, clarify your dream. On the bottom half, spell out your reality about your dream. Where are you, as opposed to where you want to be? Include any doubts or concerns as part of your reality. Now, here’s the defining moment. Which one are you more committed to, your dream or your reality? The evidence will be in the action you are, or are not, taking on a daily basis. Demonstrate that your dream matters and that you believe in it, by acting on it every day. Don’t just sit back to see how it unfolds; it won’t happen unless you interact with the process. Start now. It’s time to wake up and dream.
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