“It’s the independent American spirit that built this country.

Hard-working entrepreneurs who believe in the reality of their dreams.”

~ Robert E. Hughes

I put together a list of blogs that are chock full of resources to help us reach our dreams. Take a look and let me know what you think!

One Degree Off Course: I first heard about this concept on a New York City bus and was riveted by what I heard. Essentially for every mile a pilot flies off course, he’ll be 92 feet from his intended target. May not seem like a lot but the further he travels, the farther he gets from his destination. Tim Enochs relates this to staying on course in our own lives.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself: This is an amazing list by Marc and Angel Hack Life. While it’s vital to stay focused on goals and the direction we’re headed, it is equally important to remedy our destructive habits to ensure we have a clear path toward our dreams.

The Road to Success Part 2: Understanding the Why Behind the Buy: This is a great post by my friend and mentor Kristen Lamb and appeals to anyone who feels icky when they have to sell something. Especially artists who are often put in the position of having to “sell” themselves. She talks about the importance of motive and how this can affect your overall success.

The Healing Power of Saying Yes: This blog by Jen Louden reminds me so much of what we’re taught in improv classes. It’s the whole principle of “Yes, and…” Saying yes to each moment of your life and not resisting anything. Applying this principle will make for a much smoother ride in our daily lives.

Trusting Your Instincts: This may prove to be a life-saving post for some of us. August McLaughlin reminds us to listen to our instincts and as we journey out into the unknown, I think we should all take a moment to heed her advice.

And just a little reminder to double-check our course of action since persistence can look a lot like stupid.

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