Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Investing in Your Dreams

I'm a big-time believer in investing in yourself. I've learned, especially at this time in my life, how vital it is for me to be spending my money on my mind, body, and soul rather than just what's in my closet. 

I'm an even bigger believer in investing in your dreams. And I think often times, money can be our biggest "excuse."

"I can't afford it."

But if you're not living your dreams, what are you doing? Now, of course, we're all at different phases of our life. Some of us have families, mortgages, and other various factors that we must take into account. But, chances are, there's still something you can be doing to get yourself closer to that dream.

Don't let your circumstances define you. Defy the odds. Surprise yourself. Surprise everyone else around you by taking those dreams of yours and bringing them to life, despite all that's on your plate. 

One of the greatest, most worthwhile ways to invest in yourself is through learning. Invest in classes, training programs, seminars, one-on-one sessions to expand yourself. There is always something else we can be learning, developing, and studying to enhance our wisdom in our own field of dreams.

For me, this past year has been ALL about going big or going home. I stopped waiting for the "perfect moment" after realizing there was no such thing. After distinguishing exactly what my passions and purpose were, I took action and enrolled in a certification program (wow, almost an entire year ago!) Recently, I kept feeling that push for another program. B-School.


You know when you just feel the push, the pull, the magnetic energy that's bringing you toward something? And you keep saying, "But..." "But..." And then you realize no excuse is good enough to put off your dreams, what pulls at your heart, what ignites your soul... so you do it. You take the plunge. You take the huge, giant, larger than life leap of faith. And the free fall is scary and beautiful all at the same time. That's how it was for me with Marie Forleo's B-School. It was a huge investment. It IS a huge investment. But less than 24 hours after I enrolled, I realized how it was one of the greatest decisions I've ever made. The value that's jam-packed into B-School is out of this world and JUST what I need to get my life coaching exactly where my heart wants it to be.

Yesterday was the first day of class. I was filled with excitement, curiosity, passion, and some serious nerves but as I took part in the B-School Facebook community and then finally sat down to start module one, it felt like Christmas morning. It really did. Knowing that I am starting something that I'm hugely invested in and committed to. I already have some ideas about new content that I'll be offering through my business in the form of fun vlogs, workshops, etc. which I can't wait to share with you later on.

So here is where you come in:

I want this little part of the Internet and my coaching website to be of value to you and others who stumble upon them. I want to know what topics and questions have been on your mind that you'd like me to talk about. What has been pulling at your heart? What are you curious about? What areas of your life would you like to work on and make better than ever before? Maybe it's letting go of toxic relationships. Finding your purpose. Loving yourself again after a break-up. Learning to let go of what others think and expect out of you. Dreams. Fulfillment. Deepening your spiritual connection. Getting out of your own way. Those are just some ideas! Let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email: hello@chelseadinen.com or connect with me through the social links below!

As always, I love hearing from you all and can't wait to see what's been on your hearts lately!

xo

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6 comments:

Brandi said...

That is a very open-ended question for me. Lately it has been wanting to be making a healthier lifestyle, learning to budget and be better with money as well as whether or not to have another baby!! Good luck with all of that!! Love that you are open to help others - it is a wonderful gift!!

Sweet Love and Ginger said...

How do you figure out what to do with your life? It seems to come so easy for some.

Nadine Lynn said...

I wonder the same thing, how do you figure out what to do with your life? I feel like I got left behind at the station on that one. Right now I am trying to work on being a better me. Working out, eating clean as often as I can, organizing and making my house feel like home.

Jessica said...

How do you tell people no and be okay with letting friendships go? Also, would love some good book recommendations. I want to get back into reading but I am not sure what I am truly looking for to read.

Ash said...

ahhh chelsea, this is so exciting! i'm glad you are loving b school and it's inspiring you to be the most awesome life coach/PERSON on the freaking planet!

and to answer your question: i think i need to figure out how to get out of my own way..? take charge? if you know what i mean?

anyway... i said it before but THAT TABLE AND RUG?!?!?! ugh... im ready to visit you now, strictly for the home decor (;

Holly said...

You, my sweet friend, are so ambitious and talented and inspiring. I struggle to find my true passion in life. It's something that I thought I had figured out several times before, but then when I start pursuing something, I realize that I'm not entirely fulfilled. I'm always wanting more and I am now questioning why I don't feel content. I've tried to take a step back and to focus on the positive things in my life. I think that you are going to be able to help so many people! You've already helped me just by being a wonderful friend and inspiring figure in my life!