Over the past year, I have had the incredible honor and privilege to speak at several conferences where Dr. John C. Maxwell has been the keynote speaker. The conferences have been called Stewardship Challenge and they have been presented by Injoy Stewardship Solutions, a premier capital stewardship campaign company.
You might be surprised that for me the highlight of the conference was not the opportunity to speak (on a subject I am VERY PASSIONATE about). No – the highlight each time has been the opportunity to listen to, learn from, and observe Dr. Maxwell. This is a man who is living his calling. He has mentored and taught me via books since my early twenties. People have bought over 18,000,000 copies of his leadership books (a few more than my books).
I thought I would take a few posts to write a few of the thoughts he shared that impacted me greatly. I trust they will be helpful to you as well.
Part One Nothing in the world gives more HOPE to mankind than a dream and nothing has brought more DISAPPOINTMENT than not fulfilling a dream.
An amazing statement. We all have dreams – all of us – yet so many people fail to achieve their dreams. This is what drives our team to teach foundational financial principles – so many of life’s dreams take money.
You want to fund your dream? Here are two fundamental steps you can take today toward fulfilling it:
- Write down your plans, hopes and dreams on paper (you can use this form if you like – Planning For Your Life (PDF))
- Prepare a written spending plan that includes the money to begin funding the dream (use one of the free budgeting tools HERE)