A day… in your perfect life. What lifestyle would you choose if you could?
If someone said to you right now, you could choose whatever lifestyle you wanted… what would it be? Remember funds aren’t a problem… think about it.
Many of us dream of a different lifestyle and it means different things to different people, not everyone wants to sit on a beach drinking cocktails.
This is an example of a ‘perfect day’, for someone… write down your perfect day.
Maybe you love to cook, and you dream about having your own cooking show, your own recipe books, you would love the Celebrity Cook lifestyle. You may feel there’s a gap in the market for what you want to do, you know how to add another dimension to the experience.
Perhaps you want to get back to basics, bring back good basic food, real food, organic food, picked fresh.You dream about preparing that food in an old-world farmhouse kitchen.
A kitchen you designed yourself. You see yourself standing at your huge timber top bench, running your fingers along the smooth surface while looking at the vegetable patch, brimming with organic vegetables at the end of the garden.
On the window sills are pots bursting with herbs, voluptuously bubbling over with growth, full of fragrance and flavour, patiently waiting for your next delectable recipe to burst to life.
The memory is fleeting because now, you have so much more to offer in your arsenal, using this fragrance herb.
You speak of it briefly, while strolling along the garden path to the chicken pen.
The free-range chickens are happy to see you, they run to meet you and only stop when they see the camera. The only thing you are going to take away from them is their eggs, not their life and not these little hens, you turn to the camera and say so with a little chuckle.
Your attention now turns to the vegetable patch.
The tomatoes vine is heavy with fruit, and you carefully examine the fruit before placing it in your produce basket alongside the multicoloured eggs shells, which indicates the health and free-range nature of your wards. (whom you have named)
You refer to your gardener by name and will soon have a show featuring him and his secrets of planting tomatoes and not only cultivating tomatoes but producing an abundant crop.
Some of your audience only watch you because of the gems of information you add about your garden. You appeal to many different people, they all love watching you.
With the camera following close behind, you return to the colonial style glass door to the kitchen, before opening it, you stop momentarily and pick some basil, the air fills with that intoxicating fragrance that only lovers of Italian food relate too. You take a deep breath and look right into the camera and captivate your audience with the brief history of the herb, with the addition of some tantalizing story.
It’s time now for your encore performance, and it is a performance, you have a reputation for being eccentric and everyone loves you for it.
It’s not my dream, not my scene, although I do like the kitchen and the herbs on the sill, the rest not my dream. The point is someone is dreaming it and not doing it. Making our dreams a reality isn’t easy, it takes commitment, inspiration and hard work in some form, and belief that we can succeed.
How would I even start if I wanted this ‘perfect day’ lifestyle?
A few tips & ideas to think about…
Firstly, you would have to develop you, who you are, being you not someone else. Getting comfortable in front of the camera is a must, you don’t need fancy equipment you can use your smart phone and a stand- start recording
- Develop your online personality and create a YouTube Channel
- Love everything food, and organic produce. This would mean research and the best part is… all that you ever would need to know is already out there.
- An Instagram feed featuring your creations
- Face Book Page
- Video of you preparing food and visiting the Farmers Market
- A blog with your thoughts and perhaps an eBook, featuring your favourite 5 recipes
- Pinterest with photos of your creations
- Build your following
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why… ~ William Barclay ~
What is the dream/why killer?
The dream killer or why killer quite often is not only time but finances, not having enough to pursue your dream. You have commitments and can’t chase your deep-seated whys that you are discovering. It will have to wait till you have retired, or the children leave home and start their own lives.
What if I told you there is a way to educate yourself and start to follow your dreams. Your whys, no matter what they are. To prepare yourself for the journey and not only prepare yourself, to clarify whether this is your dream. To find fulfillment in life that’s not some whim or fleeting idea. I’m doing it right now, I’m clarifying my dream, my why by connecting with people who also are on the same path.