A few years ago, I attended a conference presentation by Dan Ralphs, whose official title was “Dream Manager.”
I snuck into the class and sat at the back, because the training he provided wasn’t for “regular people,” like me. It was for those “big” people–the ones who make awesome things happen and who I could envision walking on a red carpet to breakfast every morning.
But I loved his message. And I wanted energy like his. So every year, when I went back to that same conference, I snuck into his classes…again and again.
Fast-forward to last week, and Dan and Allison (his amazing wife) came to visit our family for a collaborative working session he and my husband had arranged. We stayed up WAY too late, talking as couples about the dreams we’re working toward, and after dinner one night, he trained our children on how to start dreaming–basically giving an encore presentation of his recent TED talk. (Here’s a photo!)
I knew I had to bring Dan and Allision onto Power of Moms Radio–because as we talked about what stops mothers from dreaming, and as I more fully realized the fact that dreams don’t have to be scary, I knew you would want to be part of the conversation.
Click below to listen to the podcast–and don’t miss Dan’s invitation at the end! He wants you to PERSONALLY email him a dream of yours–or your list of 100 dreams, and he’ll help you take the next steps. (Send your dream/list of dreams to [email protected].)
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Heartfelt thanks for sharing your really hard morning, Spencer’s note before he went to school early & your mom guilt over it. It so touched my mom heart & had me in tears…I’ve had those moments & I’m guessing most of us have. You are a loving, wonderful, deliberate Mom. AND you are making your dreams a reality despite all those same Mom thoughts that I’ve had about why I can’t do it right now..that gives me courage & hope to do the same. I’m so thankful for your willingness to share your true self. I’m cheering you on! Bless you & thank you. Wishing you & your family the best!
April Perry says
Julie, thank you for your kind words! It’s hard to share embarrassing stories like that, but my hope is that others will know they’re not alone. We’re all doing our best! So, so glad you’re with us at Power of Moms!
I am a dreamer! I am living a number of dreams at the moment across the country from where I grew up and part of the catalyst to having the courage to live these dreams, was a 5 month motorhome trip that we took with our five homeschooled children. We left when my youngest was 3 months old. We packed up our house to rent it out and moved into a motorhome and set out across Canada. We saw amazing things, had experiences that connected our family in incredible ways, and learned lessons that have changed our lives forever! One big lesson that I have learned is that living dreams is a ton of work and can be very emotionally and physically draining, but it is so worth it!! We have a quote on our wall that says “Dreams don’t work, unless you do!” I am so excited to hear about Dan’s families trip and I know they will walk away, changed people!
April, I just wanted to say that power of Mom’s has actually had a huge impact on our family. A podcast you did with Chantelle Adams helped give me the courage to do our motorhome trip across Canada and I am so thankful for my introduction to Amy McCreedy and a post about Saren’s sister on the farm helped me hold out for a property that I could raise my own chickens, a dream of mine. Also, Jonathan Bailor has helped shape healthier eating for our family. Just wanted to say thanks for all of the great podcasts that help encourage me to live dreams and be the best Mom that I can be!!
Thank you so much, Lindsay! I love how you take action on the things you learn, and I am SO happy for your family to get to have you as their mother! Sending love!
Absolutely LOVED this episode. I tend to listen through podcast episodes in a single sitting, but this one I broke up over a few days. It was SO good that I didn’t want to rush before soaking in the principles. (My husband listens with me on the power or moms radio, and he loves it as well.)
That 100 dreams list is hard! I’m a big dreamer, so I assumed I’d power through it in a few minutes. It’s been days and I’ve stalling at 75 🙂 I know the 100 dreams isn’t a rule to live by or anything, I’m just sharing my surprise at not having as many as I thought.
Looking forward to hearing the next steps from Dan about achieving dreams!