There’s a ton of baloney on the internet from fast-talking bloggers making big promises. If you spend much time online, you’ve read articles about how to make dreams come true. Great! But there’s one problem. They all want a ton of money.
This week I spent hours watching an online presentation on how to market my new book. At the end of the presentation I was encouraged to purchase a program which would make my book a success. And for the next 30 minutes the price had been reduced to only $1997.00.
For more than a year, I’ve been writing about a process of improving your life. I call it the ReFIRE process. In a nutshell, it’s about refusing to shuffleboard your way into the post-career years. It is choosing to have a mindset that says, “These are going to be the most productive and meaningful years of my life.”
No. I don’t have a fancy program to sell you. I’m not a fast-talking high-powered blogger. I’m just a guy who believes in what he writes about.
My book Tom’s List: 50 Commandments to Transform Your Life officially launches July 12 and is proof that anyone can make dreams come true. Isn’t it time to ReFIRE your life?
Three years ago I felt lost and confused. I resigned from a 30 year career with no idea what to do next. I gained 40 pounds and self-pity became a constant companion. For one year I had no steady paycheck.
But today I’m working my dream job. In the last year I’ve lost 40 pounds, my book is for sale on Amazon, and I’m a contributing writer for major websites including the Huffington Post.
How does THAT happen? I believed it was possible to make dreams come true. I choose to ReFIRE my life.
Do you see how the ReFIRE theme fits in with Tom’s List? At first thought it might seem as though there is no connection. ReFIRE, the process of making the rest of life the best of life, focuses on people over 55. Tom’s List speaks to a person in any age group.
In spite of the seeming disconnect, there is a real link between the two.
Like 80% of adults, I’ve wanted to write a book. My vision of becoming a published author stretches 30 years into the past. It’s hard to believe, but of the 80% who say they want to write a book, only 1% ever actually become a published author. But something happened and my dream became a reality. When Tom’s List appeared on Amazon I became part of the 1%.
How did I become part of the 1% who actually got published? It’s because I had determined to ReFIRE my life. Without the ReFIRE process I would still be dreaming of doing, instead of joining the 1% club. I would still be making excuses and whining about how those who get published must have special connections beyond my grasp.
Here’s the good news for you: you too can join the 1% club. You can make dreams come true.
You may not want to publish a book. But what about all your other unfulfilled dreams? What about the items still on your bucket list? What about your dreams which have grown old along with you and are on life-support?
Tom’s List is proof that you can make dreams come true.
Try this simple exercise. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, what would be your top three regrets? I’m asking the question because I had that thought a couple of years ago. When I asked myself that question one of the three things on my list was, “I wish I had published a book.”
Write down the three things which come to your mind. Pick the most important one. This is the dream you are going to turn into reality.
Once I realized how important it was to become an author, I moved forward to make dreams come true. I became one of the 1%.
I’m going to take a chance. You might read the next part and think it’s too simplistic. You might
even laugh. But I’m going to share it with you anyhow. I want you to become one of the 1% who will decide to make dreams come true. How?
Here’s the secret where it all begins and I’m sharing this secret with you for FREE.
Ready? Don’t laugh. I’m being serious. Here it comes.
If you are going to make dreams come true you must kill “Mr. Apostrophe T.”
Think of Apostrophe T (‘t) as a person, a force, a mindset that wants to keep your dreams from coming to life. I guarantee if you kill Mr. Apostrophe T you will begin to make dreams come true.
Here’s how to do it: remove the apostrophe t from the end of “can’t” and turn it into “can.”
I know. You were hoping for more. But I promise you this simple secret is the key which unlocks the door blocking you from achieving your dreams. You must kill Mr. Apostrophe T.
How many times have you said, “I can’t?” You have a great idea, hopes rises, and then BOOM, you hear the words “I can’t.” Hope dies. The dreams go back on life support.
Mr. Apostrophe T is a ruthless dream killer.
I’m not giving you some self-improvement mumbo jumbo. This isn’t a locker room pep talk. I’m not after your money. I’m just sharing with you how to make your dreams come true. I know it works because it worked for me.
It all starts with STOP telling yourself you can’t and START telling yourself you can.
Sure. There’s more to it than that. But unless you kill Mr. Apostrophe T you will never start down the road to ReFIRE your life. You will stay with the status quo. Your dreams will die. And the death of dreams might be the definition of tragedy.
Go. Slay Mr. Apostrophe T and make dreams come true.
If you need more information about choosing to ReFIRE your life you might be interested in reading Don’t Resign for Less of Life, ReSIGN for More of Life.
Great job of reminding us that all of us can ReFire our dreams at any age!
Thanks Derl. Looking forward to sharing coffee with you soon…
There’s gotta be a Mr (apostrophe) T meme here someplace!!!
Great as usual Mr 1 Percent!
I find myself saying “I CAN’T” multiple times even while doing what I desire to do! I’m working on killing that!
Love it! Sometimes … heck, most times … simplest is best.
As a kid my Dad always said, “can’t never did nothing!”
I remember that one!
I think you nailed it on this one, Randy. Our mindset is where everything begins. I’ve heard it expressed as, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Love the illustration for this post, too. Perfect.
Thanks Kathleen. I really do believe if people wold apply this simple truth they would be amazed at what would be accomplished.
You are 100% correct Randy. I never allowed Mr. Apostrophe T to enter in my life. Thanks for this blow of reminding but I need your help to getting me out of a “Stuck” position to complete my book regarding “one religion throughout” to bringing harmony in humanity.