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If you're here reading our weekly emails, you're probably on the road to creating that musical or creative career and life you dream about. You might be at the beginning of that journey, or you might have traveled a distance already and taken a few detours along the way. You might very well be sitting in the beautiful outcome, designing new goals.
Us too. Sometimes it's as if we're on different points on the path simultaneously!   
If dreams are a form of planning (as wise woman Gloria Steinem said), your aspirations and hopes have a way of coming into being, because the heart doesn't lie. You are an ever-evolving combination of your passions, values and skills:
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And when things are aligned, First name / my friend, opportunities seem to magically appear, like forks, on-ramps or exits on the highway. 
Dreams are ways to drive and inspire us to accomplish things we think are impossible. A vision leads to planning, planning leads to courage, and courage motivates us to explore the unexplored… Taking action keeps these dreams from sitting on the “daydream shelf” collecting dust! 
Here are 4  “dream fuel” lessons to keep your vision from being just a daydream! 
When it comes to achieving long term (or heck, short term) goals, consistency is arguably the most important ingredient. And setting up a ritual or routine helps you with that consistency. A routine:
  • Makes it easier to follow through on the bigger behavior toward achieving your goals
  • Creates consistency and automation for the habits you want to build into your life
  • Removes the need to make a decision
  • Avoids wasting time and energy
  • Removes the how of getting started helps during times of stress or unpredictability
Read this week's blog to learn what Ben Franklin did, and a list of elements you can consider when creating your own routine! 
It's never just smooth sailing!  We all know this intellectually, but in real life we still think it all will be! Sports performance coach Justin Su'a tells a story about a conversation he had with a pilot who's best advice was: Turbulence is normal… It might feel like the plane is going to fall apart, but these planes are built for that kind of stuff. The best thing to do when we experience turbulence is to just keep flying."  Read the whole story in the post
In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”  Stephen Covey coined the terms abundance and scarcity mindsets. In it, he likens abundance to optimism and scarcity to pessimism. But it goes beyond that. Here are a few ways you can cultivate the abundance attitude: 
  • See failure as opportunity
  • Be proactive instead of reactive
  • Don't view life as a competition
Keep reading for the rest of the list! 
Stack little wins. Keep making plays. Watch this Deion Sanders video for a boost! 
At the first practice of each season, legendary coach John Wooden taught his players how to put on their socks and shoes a very particular way. When asked about this, he replied, "The little things matter. All I need is one little wrinkle in one sock to put a blister on one foot--and it could ruin my whole season. I started teaching about shoes and socks early in my career, and I saw that it really did cut down on blisters during the season. That little detail gave us an edge." Coach Wooden knew the long-term impact of "little things done well."
Read on for the rest of the blog post, and keep fueling your dreams <3 
Have a great week, First name / friend !
Tiffany, Ixi & Ted 
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