When I was a small girl I dreamt that, as a business woman, I would travel the whole world. At the age of 28 this dream has been fulfilled. That dream has been followed by a new one, made up of fragments of events I have witnessed on my travels. Spurred on by my father-in-law who told me repeatedly that instead of relating all my stories I should perhaps start writing them down. This craving was strengthened by my returning desire to share stories. During the last few years I have dreamed two dreams: a novel about friendship and a book about business for ambitious, over 30 females.
Dreams are fine but realising them is very exciting, full of uncertainties and even at times a bit scary. Maybe that is one of the reasons why the step to "go for it" is so big. For me, it has everything to do with insecurity. I have now decided that this cannot, and may not be, the reason not to go forward with this plan. I do it for myself and if I can help or touch someone by sharing the stories then I am already pleased.
Now that I am really open and honest I can also share my latest dream with you. My dream is that my novel gets published as a six-part series. But first, step 1: I am already writing the synopsis...I'll keep you posted.
We often talk about our desires or things we would like to do differently at the beginning of the New Year but I think that if something keeps nibbling at you and excites you, it's important to take steps. Also if you dream of taking on a certain function in your current organisation and even if that is three steps too far up the career ladder, talk about it and your dream will again come one step closer.
What dreams do you have about business? Write them down on a piece of paper and look at it again in six months.
If the dream is still the same one each time then it's really a signal to pick up the threads.
Keep chasing your dreams!
Moniek van Rheenen-Schreurs