07 Dec: How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Putting it All Together…31 Days at a Time

Welcome to the last post in the How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series! Over the past few months, we’ve explored actionable ways to pursue your dream job or make another major life transition, all while honoring your daily obligations and responsibilities. We’ve explored important steps along this journey including Getting Your Financial House in Order, Making Time for…

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01 Nov: How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Investing in YOU so You Can Invest in Your Dream

There’s an old saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. While most of us acknowledge the truth at the heart of this, many of us are guilty of putting ourselves last and forgetting the importance of self-care. On the entrepreneurial path, it’s especially easy to focus all of our efforts on moving our business forward, at any cost. In…

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12 Oct: Gratitude in Action — 3 Practical (and Fun) Ways to Practice Gratitude

We hear it everyday – it is important to live gratefully.  This concept is backed by multiple studies linking gratitude to physical, emotional and social well-being.  Research shows that people who focus on gratitude are happier, more resilient, more empathetic and have stronger interpersonal relationships.  Additionally, they have less stress, sleep better and take better care of themselves.  All good…

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04 Oct: How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Consider a Side Hustle While Keeping Your Day Job

Welcome back to the How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series. So far we’ve explored several actionable steps to help you pursue your dream or make a major life transition. If your dream involves a professional change, you may want to consider a side business or “side hustle” to supplement your 9 to 5 job. According to LinkedIn, the…

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17 Sep: How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Broadening Your Knowledge, Skills and Network

Thanks for continuing to follow along with ithrive31’s How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series, which provides actionable steps for turning your dream career into a reality. So far, we’ve talked about the importance of Getting Your Financial House in Order and Making Time for Self-Reflection. Next, we’ll discuss the importance of building your skillset in this new area….

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01 Aug: New Blog Series: How to be a Dream Chasing Realist

Feeling Stuck According to a 2017 Gallup Poll, 85% of people strongly dislike their job. And while this staggering statistic should surprise me, sadly, it doesn’t. I often hear from people frustrated with their job. Either they’re burnt out, aren’t feeling challenged, or are just not in the right place professionally. Employees are often under a tremendous amount of pressure…

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05 Jun: Lessons from My First Year: Advice for Entrepreneurs

Author’s Note: Today I pause as ithrive31 turns “ONE”.  What a big year this has been.  As I stop to reflect, here are my first-year learnings as an entrepreneur.  The road for entrepreneurs is really hard; it is often paved with disappointment, self-doubt and rejection (not to mention lack of sleep and often a decrease in income). The mental journey…