Sometimes, I get so involved in the process of coaching that I forget to stop and smell the roses. Until a client writes, telling me all about it! My friend and client Amy Butler recently shared a beautiful account of her journey through The Handel Method®, and I wanted to share it with you because it so well demonstrates the power of actively dreaming and designing.
Amy was already well into her successful career as a textile designer when she came to me for coaching. Something was still missing! Together, we spent time honing the details of her dreams for areas in her life. In Amy’s own words, here’s what she found:
“I started by looking into my heart big time, and designed dreams for myself that got me motivated. For example, I knew I wanted to grow my brand platform and my project, Blossom Magazine. I wrote a detailed dream about what the magazine means to me–how it would FEEL to create meaningful content that would ignite so many people, what that process would look like…
I read my dream aloud every night, which kept me inspired and kept me in action. Because of that, my dream stayed at the forefront of my mind, and I worked my marketing and networking plan, connected with great partners, and now both issues of Blossom will be printed annually around the world! The inspiration within its pages will find its home in the hands of a global community, just as I crafted in my dream.
In another dream, I wrote about making time for creative play with no direct purpose or business goal. I knew that I wasn’t giving myself enough time to relax and explore and engage with my friends. It’s easy to overlook the importance of creative play time, but prioritizing these weekends and putting them in the schedule made the dream happen! And so my “crafty weekends” were born! These have fed my soul in rich and surprising ways and the happiness that I feel as a result has poured over into my studio work, friendships and my relationship with my husband.
Seeing my personal work have a positive direct impact on those around me has been humbling and motivating for me. I want to be a great role model, an inspired leader who helps others gain the confidence to achieve their own goals and highest creative potential.
I have found this work to be an invaluable asset to me creatively and spiritually, and I can’t wait for more!”
I can’t tell you how fulfilling it is to witness Amy’s success and happiness continuing to unfold as a result of her design. This really is a step-by-step method that works if you use it. The world is a better place when people are actively engaged in designing happy lives. Elevating humanity…that’s my dream!
If you’re a dreamer and you’re ready for a plan, come to our Design Your Life Weekend or sign up for our 12-Week Tele-Course and see what The Handel Method® can do to get you inspired and engaged. We work closely with clients to revisit their dreams and debunk the bad theories that are standing in their way. Don’t be afraid to dream big! A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.