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“Dream on...dream until your dreams come true.” 💭~Aerosmith

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“Dream on...dream until your dreams come true.” 💭~Aerosmith
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #243 • View online
The past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling the need to do some digital cleanup. This week especially, I’ve cleared the 45+ screenshot images I had saved to my Mac Desktop and started reviewing old notes and files.  This tool also helped me reclaim some disk space.
I came across a manifesto I wrote a few years ago, and as I was reading it, so much of it still resonated with me. So I’m sharing it here because it’s a good reminder of who we are, what we are trying to build, and things to keep in mind along the way.  
Dream Builders Manifesto
Taking action is never a waste of time. Even if it doesn’t go as planned, you’ll learn something you can use in the future.
Don’t focus on becoming the next [INSERT NAME HERE]. Instead, focus on becoming the best you. 
Sometimes you are not the right fit for something, and that’s OK. Instead of trying to change yourself to fit the situation, change the situation to fit YOU.
Sometimes you need to say “no” to create space and energy for those things you want to say “yes” to.
All you can do is your best, and sometimes even then, you fall short or make a mistake. We are human, after all. 
When that happens, you can take a deep breath, have a shot of tequila, and know that tomorrow is another day. 
Some days, blanket forts are required. And necessary.
You have options, even if you think you don’t. And because you have options, you have hope.
Dream on, dream builder.
On to the picks!
P.S. I completed my 30-mile walk goal for July!! And was able to raise $435 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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#loves 😍
  • 💊. Purchasing: Olly Gummy Vitamins.  Give me some good messaging and branding along with a solid taste, and I am SOLD. My self-care coach Kandice reminded me about these in her recent newsletter. This week I picked up the “Hello Happy” ones that give you a dose of Vitamin D and Saffron. My mood has been pretty awesome as a result.
  • 🎧. Listening: Broadway Piano Covers.  This playlist came in handy this week during my focus times. And I mean Broadway. Need I say more? 
  • 📚. Tool: Book of the Month. If you are looking for some new reads and a break from your Kindle, this service is excellent.  Each month they curate five reads for you, and you pick one to get in the mail. Easy peasy. Get your first book for $5.
Curious about other #loves? Check out this list from 2020
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#lifevibes
Love Saya's tiny joy ideas. Click image to read full post. 💖
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