Feb 09, 2016

Unbreak Your Dream Machine


Dreams…we daydream, night dream, we go to dreamland and dreamworld; we can be dreamlike, dreamless, and we can be outdreamt. People can be dreamy, dreamboats, the dreamiest, and even undreamed. What we know for sure is that people dream and when this subject is written about many times it’s concerning dreaming about what we want; the big house(s), the boat or yacht, the vacation home(s), the successful business(es), etc. This post is about something much more personal; dreaming about who you really want to be. I recently wrote that, “Who we are is exchanged for what we want to possess.” (The Death of Your True Values) So many times we sell-out who we are for the things we are told we should have by the society in which we live. What if you were to dream about who you desire to be without the external influences of material possessions, societal expectations, and any other external influences. From my experience of working with thousands of people, I have found very few people 1) know their Core Identity, 2) if they know it, they are living true to it, and 3) dream of being something other than the roles they play in life. It’s like the Dr. Seuss book, And to Think it Happened on Mulberry Street. The main character, Marco, fantasizes of this wonderful circus following him on his way home from school, which is all made up of the normal, everyday people and animals along the way. With this amazing circus in-tow, Marco rushes up the front steps of his home, eager to tell his father his imagined story. However, when his father questions him about what he saw on his way home, his face turns red and he says, “Nothing … but a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street.” Marco’s Dream Machine had been broken. Has yours? Let’s put it to the test. If you could choose any and all of the values, traits, and characteristics you would like to be, what would you be like? If your dream leads you to only involve the roles you play, such as an executive, an employee, a spouse, a daughter/son, a mother/father, etc., then I encourage you to journey further inward. But,…

The Assessments Told Me Who I Am


I’ve worked within the Employee Behavioral Assessment Industry for close to 20 years, from selling and implementing them all the way through helping build them from start-to-finish. I have been told by the psychologists and psychometrists that our cognitive abilities, interests, and behaviors become pretty much set-in-stone around age 16. I used to believe that. First, neuroscience has proven that we have the ability to grow new brain cells well into our 80’s and to continue learning all the while. It’s called Neuroplasticity. Second, my experience of working with people has shown me the truth that we are who we are because of our experiences in life, which is only what these assessments are measuring. You may be thinking, “And…?” What I mean by that is we have adapted and changed ourselves to become what our experiences in life unjustly teach us to be, just like we have adapted and changed ourselves because of societal expectations and to acquire the material possessions we want. Therefore, I believe assessments tell us who we have become, not who we really are. Think about that. If assessments told us who we really are and they actually predicted we are a good fit to marry a certain person, a good fit for a certain job, a good fit for all the things they supposedly can tell that we are good fit for, wouldn’t marriages be much more happy? Wouldn’t many more people be much happier in their jobs, and all the other places assessments tell us we are a good fit? I’m not saying that assessments have no value. I’m saying their value is very limited because the information being put in is flawed because the people entering the information believe they are their roles. They believe they have become what they do.

Unbreak Your Dream Machine by Discovering Who You Really Are

What if you could live life to the full because you became unshackled from all the “stuff” that’s holding you back; the hurts, habits, hang-ups, the limiting beliefs that you’ve collected through the years? Let your Dream Machine loose for a few minutes and sense how that feels. If you could wash away all of the negative events and beliefs from your mind, just imagine the person you would be. Feel how much more powerful you feel just imagining it! I wonder if you can feel how much more freedom you feel! Feel the energy begin to release from inside you as you become lighter, your head rising up, your shoulders going back, your back straightening, and your chest pushing forward!

Have you ever had a dream and that dream became real? It gives you that eerie feeling that somehow you knew…that something was going to be different. You can have that feeling now. It is possible to become who you really are instead of what you have become. And, that’s a wonderful reason to unbreak your Dream Machine!

+++++++++++++++++About Dr. Edward Lewellen++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dr. Edward Lewellen an expert in creating methodologies for people to learn to use their mind; their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors, and put them back in control of their lives and become top-producers. He is a Master Executive Coach, leadership and sales expert, and keynote speaker for some of the largest global organizations.

Author of The 90-Second Mind Manager