Julia here… DREAM – I Dare You has been purposefully written to wake up the dreamer within you that you didn’t even know had fallen asleep.
In this book, I am inviting you to take my dare and to no longer settle for “ok,” “fine,” and “good enough” but to ignite the light within you so you can shine the light on the world around you.
I am convinced that NOW, more than ever before, we need people who are awake! And we wake up to our lives by waking up to our dreams.
More than ever before our world needs you, they need me, they need us, awake, alert and aligned. More than ever before, our world needs you and the dreams God’s put within you to manifest themselves in the world around us.
For every problem we see today, for every heartache we’re experiencing, for every injustice, wrongdoing, up-side-down system, there is a solutions only those solutions don’t lie dormant in the world around us, they lie dormant in the world within us. It is time for a massive wake up call. It’s time to Dream.
With everything on the inside of me I want all of us to dream, every single one of us.
Who ever you are, where ever you come from, no matter how bad your past has been or how bleak your future may seem, no matter how old you are or how young you are, no matter how many successes or failures you’ve experienced, dreaming is your right, it’s one of the greatest blessings this life can offer us, and it’s yours for the taking, if you reach out and grab it.
May you never convince yourself that life isn’t 100% about dreaming.
May you never convince yourself that you need to grow up or “get real.”
May you never convince yourself that it’s too risky to not live the life of your dreams.
May you commit your life to dreaming and to chasing those dreams on the inside of you and may you know that you have a life-long advocate and a real fan in me.
The push to write this book began back in January of 2018 after my husband and I decided to pursue a lifelong dream to travel the country in an RV. Along with our 3 kids, all under the age of 5 at that time, we sold just about everything we owned and set out on an adventure of a lifetime. This was also at the beginning of my own “mid life awakening” because you see, at this point in my life, I was just shy of 30 years old, I had already built a successful company in real estate, having bought and sold millions of dollars worth of real estate, only to find myself $100,000 in debt. From there I had rebuilt my career as a business coach, advising hundreds of business owners on how to build a successful company with plenty of insights into my own successes and epic failures. I bought the house and nice cars, had a few babies, obtained “the American Dream” only to realize it wasn’t my dream and every night as I crawled into bed, I still had this nagging question in the back of my mind:
Is there something more?
If you have ever found yourself asking that question, then you my friend are a dreamer in waiting, a dreamer who is ready to wake up!
Right around six months into our full time travel, we found ourselves parked in Phoenix, Arizona. This was after we had seen a good part of the country, from the majestic Grand Tetons in Wyoming to the stunning views of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, the Heaven on Earth we found in Bend, Oregon to the creative town of Austin, Texas, from the snowy city of Park City, Utah to the insurmountable trees in the Redwood Forest, California, it was all truly amazing. On this particular night, it was a warm evening, the kids were all fast asleep, my husband was too, and I had just gotten done watching The Greatest Showman, a movie that I swear changed my life. I can remember slowly dozing off to sleep for what seemed to be only a few minutes but was actually a few hours. This is when it all started for me. I began to dream.