Dream. Believe. Do.
By Dennis Hodges
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We all have dreams. We just need to believe in ourselves and pursue them. In this podcast, Dennis Hodges shares stories of normal people who have achieved (or are working on) their dreams. People just like you. Each of the interviews has at least one pearl of wisdom in it, some inspiration and the occasional “ah, ha!” moment that will hopefully encourage you to move toward your dream.
||CleanBe your own Medici||It’s one thing to say, “I’m going to travel one day” and another to not only travel, but pick up every four months and move to a new country. Colin Wright left his promising corporate career seven years ago, packed his bag, hit the road and...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf you just get up and go to work, eventually some good things will happen.||BJ Dumond’s first day as a pizza restaurant owner went down, literally, in flames. After that tumultuous opening, BJ survived and, today, is CEO of Simple Simon’s Pizza, a restaurant chain with 200 stores in a 10-state area. His story is one of...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGo full on and when it happens, it happens||Angela Parrish studied music education in university, suppressing her desire to perform as a soloist and devoting a great deal of time to accompanying others on the piano. Not any more. Today, she is a jazz singer and composer living - and...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou have to have your eyes wide open||Alejandro Vasquez Salinas knew from a young age that he wanted to be an artist. Despite the objections of his parents he studied art in university and now makes his living as an artist and curator. Growing up in Colombia, Alejandro was exposed...||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIf you’ve got the vision, do it, and then things will happen; things will conspire.||Having a vision, knowing what you want and where you want to go is key to starting something new. Chris Webster says that's where a lot of people get stuck. After leaving his comfy corporate job with its perks, Chris struck out on his own,...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Rocco: Sharing your passion with others||Tony Rocco has the energy level of 100 men. By day, he’s a schoolteacher in North Philadelphia; by night – and on weekends, and during holidays, and over summers – he teaches photography to youth in Philadelphia and in the country of Colombia....||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy goal is the feeling of feeling free||Carmen Alzner is a filmmaker who lives a life that’s open to possibilities; always seeking and finding new ways to learn, grow and explore. She’s found that just asking has opened doors and opportunities for her throughout her career, starting...||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll because a professor said, “You need to take risks in life.”||Michael Cooper is the Director at Colombo Americano, a language culture center in Medellin, Colombia. Michael originally came to Colombia on a two-year contract to teach 6th grade. That was more than 30 years ago. It happens. He arrived before the...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s so easy - just go!||Katka Prackova is, for all intents and purposes, a nomad. She and her husband, Gaston, decided a number of years ago to abandon their fixed 9-to-5 lifestyle and spend most of their lives working remotely while traveling the globe. I had to find out...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitListening to that little kid inside||John Chakeres was fascinated with photography and the space program from the time he was a child. After graduating from college with a degree in art, photography and printmaking, he followed his second boyhood dream to the Kennedy Space Center when...||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake that risk. Take that leap of faith.||Barbara Meier Mayfield is a risk-taker, a poet and a kindergarten teacher. After a period of loss - both personal and professional - she refocused her life, getting back in touch with who she is at her core and started writing again.||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow solving a problem opened a door||Lukasz Gozdzik lives in a multicultural household that speaks three unrelated languages. His search for multi-language books for his 4-year-old son, Jakob, led him down an unexpected path of creating his own book and starting his own publishing company.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean99% of the time, you have to give something up||Fear is what frequently holds us back from pursuing our dreams. Part of that fear is worrying about what one has to give up in order to pursue that dream. Steve Clack, a documentary filmmaker and teacher realized that, in order for him to pursue...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing part of something larger than you||Oftentimes there is a desire, an interest, to expand one’s world. And sometimes we don’t exactly know where this may lead; yet by remaining open to the possibilities that present themselves, we can head out on amazing journeys. Zon Eastes, the...||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping your day job||What starts out as an interest, a hobby, can evolve into a passion. The question is, what does one do with that passion? Stephanie Ohnmacht learned to sew as a small child and now has her own designer clothing label. At the same time, she has a...||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy not today?||“Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions,” the saying goes. Diane Kappa found that realizing one dream opened the door for her to achieve a second dream. She seized the opportunity and found success in a...||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheir dream is our dream||Everyone has a dream. For some, the dream sounds simple yet there are huge obstacles beyond their control preventing them from achieving their dream. Ann Marie Sullivan saw an opportunity – and a need – to help people with autism find...||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstand your strengths and you're unstoppable||The road to becoming a professional athlete is not an easy one. It’s a highly competitive arena with a large number of talented individuals vying for a finite number of opportunities. Greg Pryor, of the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City...||10/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSometimes it's right in front of you||There are times when you may not really know what your dream is. Then, one day, circumstances change and the idea presents itself to you. Such was the case with Lee Clayton Roper, where a project to help her ailing mother has evolved into a second caree||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding your voice||Copying – styles, ideas, forms – is common in the arts, especially as one begins. What gets exciting is when one finds their own voice and feels confident enough to step out in their own direction. Clark and Co – a...||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive. Bark. Believe.||Many people feel they have a book inside of them and aspire to write. Far too often, the book just stays inside of them instead of the individual grabbing a pencil and putting it down on paper. Not so with Jeff Lazarus. Jeff, author of the...||7/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating something from nothing||Dream. Believe. Do. Interview #4||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA lifetime of Doing||Dream. Believe. Do. Interview #3||4/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbracing one's heritage||Dream. Believe. Do. Interview #2||12/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDream. Believe. Didn't do.||Dream. Believe. Do. Interview #1||11/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Love listening to the stories on this podcast. Inspires me to keep pushing towards my dreams - my good life.