This week I did two book signings & a couple of workshops to show people how to draw your dreams into reality and promote my new book Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your LIfe. I was completely inspired by who I met and the stories they told. Here are a few of them:
At 3rd Place Books in Lake Forest Park north of Seattle, I heard an amazing story. One of my participants recalled an employee meeting at her job where the boss showed them Maslow's chart of hierarchy of needs. He said "With this job you will never become self-actualized. You will only meet your most basic needs. You will be able to pay your bills and buy a new refrigerator if you need one. And that is it. If you want to become self-actualized, leave now. We are never going to do anything to make this job any better!" This woman said she stuck it out for many years, while growing more and more miserable.
She realized she needed to build her strength and courage, accept that she was going to have to create a change. Then, she watched the Draw Your Future TEDxRainier video and shortly thereafter heard a Billy Joel song playing in the store where she worked, "This job is going to give you a heartattack-ack-ack-ack..." and she said, something snapped. She went right into her boss's office and quit. Now she is off on a big adventure - first traveling, then setting up the business she's always dreamed about and despite not having it all buttoned up, she's never been more excited.
You pursue your dreams.