A ‘Live Your Dreams’ Riddle

I have a riddle for you.

Q. What does:

==> a professional pool player,
==> an ultra-marathoner grandma,
==> folks who said “sayonara” to their corporate career to bravely follow their bliss,
==> a wanderlusting dental hygienist who packed it up and became an expat in Costa Rica,
==> a 6-figure business owning work-from-home mom,
==> AND, a she-bought-the-building artist and art studio owner

… all have in common?

A. They are ALL super-powered dream accelerator super-heroines!

They know how to go from “crazy idea” to fulfilled idea.

They know how to accelerate their dreams *despite* FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt), and despite “obstacles”, and despite limited resources, and despite the opinions of others…

They learned this set of superpowers in The Dream Acceleration Program – and you can too.

==> They can hear things that they couldn’t hear before.

==> They can see things that they couldn’t see before.

==> They can l̶e̶a̶p̶ [correction] buy a building in a single bound … 😆  

==> They can create and live that which they previously thought to be impossible!!

Why? How?

This: www.DreamAccelerationProgram.com They learned the science and artistry of dream acceleration. And they now have the tools and the Dream Team support they need to make. it. happen.

They said yes to this unique, comprehensive, (and afforadable — you’re going to love the price!) coaching program that has elements of laser focused self-study AND has tons of 1-to-1 customized support built in. Designed very intentionally: this magic mix will keep you motivated, engaged, on track, and in full implementation of all the laser-focused content.

Being Captain Obvious for a moment … the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll know what propelled these folks, and so many others, forward so f-a-s-t — and how to do it yourself!

Curious? Click on over to www.dreamaccelerationprogram.com for all the delicious details and get ready to be the next success story. Get ready to create YOUR I-can’t-wait-to-get-up-and-out-of-bed-in-the-morning life – now not later because, can we agree, it sure seems like a silly thing to put off, doesn’t it??

Listen and act on the stir in your heart. Say yes and let’s get started. You have my personal commitment to providing top-notch life-changing content in this program, all with personalized support to quickly and powerfully implement this super-powered material.

Questions? Reach out and ask away!

No Marketing Monkeyshine

What have YOU been dreaming about lately? 

As of late, I’ve been working on a dream project of my own which I’ll be telling you about soon. (I’m a lifelong student of my own dreamwork.) I really can’t wait to reveal more!

Soon. But first things first:

A few months ago, I shared about the launch of my ground-breaking, 6-month, *private support included* Dream Acceleration Program™ 2.0 — All for a stunningly affordable price. There’s been a great response to the program. With very little marketing, the word spread thanks in large part to word-of-mouth and referrals from clients and colleagues alike.

And as of today, we’ve got 13 open spots available.

Now, while old school marketing would just make up a number, I assure you there’s no “marketing monkeyshine” happening here. (Credit to a sassy, southern friend of mine for introducing me to this phrase.)kid-monkey

Please hear me: I’m not just “opening up 5 slots in my calendar…” [eye roll] My team and I have assessed the legit space we have available in the calendar, and because there’s so much 1-to-1 personalized support sewn into the fabric of this program, the woman-hours available are limited. Real talk.

So, as much as I *KNOW* the good that this program will do for your life, for life – and the sooner you start the sooner you’ll know what I’m talking about – my team and I have identified what we can handle and when the spaces are full they’re full.

Something I’ve consistently heard from folks joining the program is how unique it is to find a comprehensive and affordable coaching program, with elements of self-study but that also has tons of 1-to-1 customized support built in. I designed it this way very intentionally, because it’s the magic mix that keeps people motivated, engaged, on track, and in full implementation of all the juicy content.

So, please do visit www.dreamaccelerationprogram.com to learn The Dream Acceleration Program™ 2.0 details and get ready to create YOUR own I-can’t-wait-to-get-up-and-out-of-bed-in-the-morning life.

You have my personal commitment to providing top-notch life-changing content in this program, and all with the personalized support needed to quickly and powerfully implement the material.

Have a look at this awesomeness and grab your seat today, ok?Tara Sage Steeves

And of course, reach out right away if you have any questions.

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,
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Dream Acceleration Master Coach & Founder of Create Your Life!

S-T-R-E-T-C-H, Celebrate, Repeat!

While taking care of my friend’s baby one afternoon, it was bath-time for little Caleb, who had just recently started crawling.

Sitting at one end of the tub, with several toys within arm’s length, I watched as he eyed the out-of-reach toy at the opposite end of the tub: Ernie in a sailboat. To Caleb, this was clearly enticing. Rather than hand it to him, I decided to wait and see what he’d do on his own.

After some thought, he maneuvered his little body in such as way as to position himself directly in line with the still-out-of-reach object of his desire. He did this while never taking his eyes off of Ernie.

An extended pause followed. He was contemplating and calculating his next move. Then, slowly… and with great focus… he made his way… one small, inching-forward movement at a time … until he reached the other end of the tub where Ernie resided. Caleb then reached for Ernie. Yet, his first several attempts at grabbing hold of Ernie in his little boat were unsuccessful. Ernie was sailing, and remained just out of reach of Caleb. But Caleb did not give up.

There were other easier to reach options he could have played with instead, but clearly those options were not going to satisfy him. He was a boy on a mission. He knew what he wanted and he was determined to get it. Caleb never lost faith, and he didn’t looked up for me to help once.

After several more attempts, he finally took charge of the situation and was able to grab Ernie by the head. Head in hand, he sat up, placed the boat on his lap, looked up at me, and started clapping. He was proud! And rightly so!  Caleb and I celebrated together, each clapping with our ear-to-ear grins.

Questions to consider:

  1. What’s your “Ernie in a sailboat”? What do you want that’s currently out of reach?
  1. Are you willing to s-t-r-e-t-c-h & reach & keep at it until you have a firm grip?
  1. How would it feel to have found a way? As proud as Caleb felt?
  1. Who will you celebrate with?

Go for it, baby!

A Fun Fact About Your Potential

Here’s a fun fact: Humans tend to overestimate what they can accomplish and create in one year, but we tend to UNDERestimate what we can accomplish and create in 3 years…

Let your imagination be your guide – give yourself permission to s-t-r-e-t-c-h beyond what may seem “realistic” to you right now. Envision your dream life 3 years into the future.

What do YOU see?

Then, take it further.  Learn more about The Dream Acceleration™ Program – this renowned program has served 100s of individuals spanning 4 continents – and now it’s even bigger and better!

Watch the video at http://createyourlifeinc.com/the-dream-acceleration-program/

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Join me on a Heroine’s Journey?

Hey there!

I want you to know about something very special – my friend and Purpose and Success Coach, Stacey Curnow, hosted a completely FREE online event: The Path to Your Purpose: A 10-Part Mastery Series Based on The Heroine’s Journey.  In it, I gave a special talk about Crossing The Fear Threshold.  LISTEN NOW to the recording

The Heroine’s Journey

Upon reaching the threshold of any adventure, a heroine must undergo some sort of ordeal in order to pass from the everyday world into the world of adventure. This trial may be as painless as entering a dark cave or as violent as being swallowed up by a whale. The important feature is the contrast between the familiar world of light, and the dark, unknown world of adventure.

In other words, you must Cross the Fear Threshold!

In this special summit, I shared exactly how to do that, despite the odds.

Go here to listen now!

In Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero With A Thousand Faces, he communicated the idea that heroes in most mythological adventures follow a sort of formula represented in these rites of passage: separation–initiation–return. (Think Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, or any great story that has stood the test of time.)

As women, and of course – regardless of gender – as human beings, I believe we’re all protagonists in our own Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey and we can all benefit from help.  It’s my honor to support you in navigating yours

Here is just a small sample of what you’ll discover when you listen:

  • How do you discern a fake fear? 
  • On this journey, what do you absolutely need to know?
  • What is the Fear Domino Effect and how do you successfully rise above its insidious cycle?
  • What are the barriers that prevent you from receiving the gifts the journey has to offer and how to overcome them?

Listen now! You’ll be so glad you did.

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

Tara Sage Steeves

 

 

A “rantifesto” about MISTAKES

 

Tara Sage SteevesMaybe it’s got something to do with me being 40 years young. Or maybe it’s the culmination of decades of metaphysical searching and psychological study. I’m pretty confident the thousands of people I’ve coached and/or “workshopped” over my 11+ years in biz has at least got something to do with it. Maybe it’s all the listening and personal stories that I’ve heard. It’s also likely thanks to the many cross-cultural experiences I’ve had and the traveling I’ve done…

Whatever the case, I AM SO *OVER* THE WHOLE PARADIGM OF CONCEPTUALIZING THINGS IN TERMS OF MISTAKES. (Except maybe if you break it down to “mis-take”. As in, simply take another take…)

But otherwise, “mistake” and “wrong” are basically synonymous, and I’m done with that. I truly don’t see choices made – especially after the fact – as either right or wrong anymore. I’m over attempts at fitting the things I’ve done, and the changes I’ve made, into rigid little judgement-filled, “should” and “shouldn’t” categories of regret.

Are YOU?

And, oh, I’ve done *plenty* of “oops” stuff in my life. (How do you think I got so wise? Smile!)

Trust me, I have taken many-a-turn down streets that I backed the heck out of soon after (the one-way kind), and others that were maze-like detours that took some serious navigation to find my way.

But nonetheless, I have grown to love my mis-takes. I mean it.

And I’ve learned that shame need not be a badge you wear as proof that you learned a lesson. Seriously.

If anything, wear a great big bright and colorful badge of self-forgiveness, self-love, personal freedom, and a sense of humor. That is, in my opinion, the best possible outcome of any “mis-take”.

Wrong turn? Big whoopin’ deal. Really. I mean, so what? Now you know. Choices made were made from the level of understanding you had at the time. And when you know better you do better. So, once you know => time to hire a stellar life coach and head in a new direction. [shameless plug I’m not sorry for Smile!]

And, be honest: More likely than not, it probably wasn’t ALL “wrong”, so don’t throw it all out the window unless that’s truly where it belongs. More likely, is that you now have a whole lot more detail and nuanced clarity about what’s a fit for you from here. This is great news. Now go make it happen.

And while you’re at it, don’t hold toooo TIGHT to the new vision, because unnerving as it is, this’ll likely evolve and change too. As long as you’re alive you’re going to continue to grow and change and it only makes sense that your vision will change with you. Once you get wherever “there” is, there will always be another “there” to get to. There’s no guarantee that what fits ‘just right’ NOW won’t be something you’ll outgrow later. (Sorry/You’re welcome. Smile!)

And if that happens, it’s just time for (yet another) do-over. I’ve personally coached people ages 21-74. It is NEVER too late to say this is ‘not it’.

From my perspective, this is what being alive is all about. Our world is the laboratory and you and I are the (sometimes mad) scientists. The more lightness and kindness you bring to your experiment called LIFE and its inevitable moment-by-moment unfoldings, the better. Well, that is, assuming you want joyful results.

Please understand: I am not in any way minimizing how difficult the process of moving through such awareness can be, and what’s really involved on the twisty-turny road to playful-living, self-love and self-forgiveness. Having been there, helps me coach others through it. No text book I know of teaches this. I know first-hand how “recalculations” can have some dramatic practical-level and relational-level impact (a.k.a. be extremely messy).

BUT – it’s still all just a big experiment! There’s no eventual “arrival” in the seat of it’s-all-done-now perfection. Until maybe when you’re dead. But you are alive – and so am I – and that means we are all meaning-making, change-making, improvisational manifesters and creators-of-our-own-experience. And not-a-one of us is 100% certain about what the heck we’re doing, or what exactly will result from it.

It’s about being fully alive in the BECOMING.

It’s about living full out.

It’s about going for your dreams, no matter what.

It’s about being a work in progress every minute of every day.

It’s about putting fear in it’s place (in the trunk, not at the steering wheel).

And ultimately it’s about you being YOU because, frankly, you are the world’s leading expert on your heart’s deepest, and evolving, desires.

Be your best and brightest version of you, as often as possible. Cliche as it may be, dance like noone’s watching – and dance like everyone’s watching, because really: who cares. I believe it’s also about leaving a legacy of as much JOY and good juju as you can. If for no grand mission-oriented reason, do it because it’s nice to be remembered well.

Rant over. Thank you. Feel free to take the microphone from here. Smile!

I had a lump in my throat.

 

Cherry Blossoms

“When the last group call came to a close, I had a lump in my throat.” 

“Today, I want to reveal a bit more to you because I believe it’s so important to pull back the curtain and be transparent about what’s been happening behind the scenes of this change.”

Joy to you!

The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom here in Washington, DC, and with Spring in the air, new beginnings are blossoming. I recently shared the bitter-sweet close of the last of my 8-week, group, Dream Acceleration Program™ (1.0) … AND – I also mentioned the launch of my brand NEW, proud-to-put-my-name-on-it, 6-month, *private support*, Dream Acceleration Program™ 2.0

Today, I want to reveal a bit more to you because I believe it’s so important to pull back the curtain and be transparent about what’s been happening behind the scenes of this change.

So much had to shift – logistically of course – but first things had to shift in my mind and in my heart.  In order for the wheels to be put in motion, making the actual transition from my oldy-but-goody standby program, to a completely revamped, rich with new content and high-level private support program, with a FULL 6-months of 2.0 goodness … I had to let go of the old.

When the last group call came to a close, I had a lump in my throat. It marked the end of an era for Create Your Life! – an exciting milestone, and at the same time, a hurdle, for me and my team. Like any “end”, I’m sure you can understand that after working together and delivering our 8-week group program intensive experience a whopping 16 TIMES(!) over the years, serving hundreds of folks, spanning 4 continents … the end of the way we’ve been doing it felt really significant.

And let’s be honest, we *could’ve* kept going, business as usual…. BUT, I just really sensed that it was time to do things differently.

Tara Sage SteevesAfter more than 11 years in the coaching biz, I’ve seen the industry change A LOT, and I couldn’t help but notice that the content-rich-ness of the Dream Acceleration Program™ which had historically been received by clients with excitement, gratitude, and bring-it-on energy, started to change.

More and more, I was hearing clients feeling overwhelmed.  

It went from “bring it on” to “please slow down” … and more and more clients were asking for private coaching support to supplement the program, feeling like they needed it in order to focus in, and fully implement, all of the juicy content they were receiving.

I believe ‘The Information Age’ has officially shifted into ‘The Information Overwhelm Age’. With multi-tasking as the new norm, more than ever, personalized, customized, focused support is required in order to fully IMPLEMENT the information. That’s the truth, for better or for worse. That’s the need, and it’s a need I want to meet.

And just being honest, I definitely didn’t like knowing that all the awesome life-changing “best of” content that I put my heart, soul, and years of study into creating, was just sitting on people’s computer … waiting for “someday”!  

Yikes! This was definitely NOT ok with me!  

It doesn’t take being a professional Life Coach for 11+ years to know that information without implementation doesn’t create results, no matter how good the information is…

But here’s where I got stuck:

One of the advantages of my offering the program as a GROUP program was the ability to leverage my time, serving many at once all while being able to keep payments at about $200/mo. (I do this simply because I want the material to be accessible to as many people as possible.)

A dilemma. How can I provide top-notch life-changing content, while also providing clients with the personalized support needed to quickly and powerfully implement the material into their life … all while still keeping costs low?  [head scratch]

After rolling things around for several weeks, believing there HAD to be a way to successfully do ALL of this, I finally got it!  And to toot my own horn here for a moment … I gotta say …. it’s gooood … !! 

I am so proud to introduce you to (drumroll…..) The Dream Acceleration Program 2.0!!

Be it for YOU, or for someone you know and love: If you are tired of the status quo and longing to Create Your Life for a new level of freedom, empowerment, joy, contribution and FUN, and you know in your heart-of-hearts that there has GOT to be a better way …

Please, have a look at this awesomeness, ok?

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

Tara Sage Steeves

Dream Acceleration Master Coach &
Founder of Create Your Life! 

How to Bust Through Fear’s Game [Fear does NOT want you to watch this.]

It’s Leap Year!

… a good a day as any to take a Big Leap on behalf of your dreams, no?

But – in order to do so, you *must* navigate FEAR. 

I am so honored to have been interviewed on this important topic for CEO Blog Nation.

Click here to watch & learn How to Bust Through Fear’s Game.  

It is absolutely impertative that you know fear’s game.  Otherwise … guess who’s gonna win?

CEO Blog Nation

Watch now and learn how fear manifests itself, and the tools you need to successfully win the battle and fulfill even your biggest, boldest, most intimidating dreams and goals.

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

Structure vs. Rigidity … + High Octane Fear

There was a time when I was *very* (an understatement) resistant to structure.

But now I L-O-V-E it. Here’s why:Unknown

As a creative, I understand in a visceral first-hand way, how the relationship with ‘structure’ can trigger some HIGH DRAMA and HIGH OCTANE FEAR …

Fear about being trapped, or locked in, 
fear about having to shrink to fit in it, 
fear about being limited by it, 
fear about creativity being stifled, 
fear that my Soul will be smothered… 
I seriously thought structure might be the death of me. 
If you feel any degree of this, trust me, I get it.

But I l-o-v-e it now because I came to understand a Key Distinction that really is so so important: Structure vs. Rigidity….

Structure is like a bowl, it holds the space. 
Structure, like your skeletal system, allows you to stand. 
Structure, like the foundation of a house, supports building a new level. 
*Structure SUPPORTS creativity.* (Big time.)

Yet all too often, rigidity and structure are mistaken for one another, despite the fact that they are worlds apart:

Rigidity prevents freedom.
Structure support it.
Rigidity prevents movement. 
Structure allows and supports it. 
Rigidity resists progress or change.
Structure supports it. 
Rigidity narrows options. 
Structure supports expansion, creation, and growth. 
Rigidity is soul-deadening.
Structure holds the space for an awakening to a new level of truth and possibilities…

Once I “got” this. I was able to create in my life on a whole new level. And I was also able to support my clients on a whole new level. I literally couldn’t have created a business that has sustained 11 years(!) and served 1000s, across 4+ continents…

It simply couldn’t have happened without a shift in my relationship with STRUCTURE.

Once I “got” this, one thing I was then able to create, straight from my heart, with uber-intentional design, was the Create Your Life! Dream Acceleration™ Program (www.dreamaccelerationprogram.com) … it was built entirely on the STRUCTURE of my 9 step Dream Acceleration™ Process … and it’s what has allowed me to coach clients around the world to create awesome results, by providing them with just the right amount of “holding”, the laser-focused tools and support for a strong “foundation”, and the steady, step-by-step, action-oriented, accelerated, move-forward momentum that’s needed … all while “standing tall”.

I’d love to hear from YOU (yes, you): How do you feel about structure? How does structure support you? How could welcoming more structure support you in accelerated success in creating those things that you currently dream of?