Dream Big! How to Stop Selling Yourself Short

Why You Need to Put Your Dreams Down on Paper

Dream Bigger! Ladies and gents, it’s time to put your dream pants on. Think about your life today and all that you’ve achieved. What things in your life now did you consider unrealistic 5 or 10 years ago?  Sit and think about this for a second. Just realize all the dreams you’ve achieved so far; it’s living proof that you can make any dream possible. You simply have to give yourself permission. In this CarSmart episode, you’ll learn how to change your dreamer’s mindset and dream bigger.

When I quit my full-time job as a paralegal in order to pursue my passion for fitness, it was scary. But it felt so right. When I started to build my teaching style and build a community of people in my workout classes, I became so overwhelmed with joy and confidence in myself. My dream had become my reality.

I felt the need to share my successes with my father. When I told him how well I was doing, he simply said: “Is that it?”. He told me that I deserved to dream bigger. He said that if I could achieve this dream of building a community and instructing in fitness, then I should think of what else I could accomplish with that same passion. I was told to think of how I could grow even more and change even more people’s lives. I was pissed. Pissed that my dad wouldn’t just tell me good job and leave it at that. But soon enough, I realized that my dad was right (as he always is).

There’s a difference between a dream and a goal. Goals have deadlines and they can be checked off. But with dreams… dreams can expand to be as big and “impossible” and unrealistic as we want them to be. Then, we simply have to break down our crazy, huge dreams into bite-size goals. We do this to make them possible and realistic. Yes, it takes patience, but it’s beyond worth it.

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What You Will Learn In This Podcast About How to Dream Bigger: 

  • When you think about your life today, what would you have considered unrealistic 5 or even 10 years ago? (5:40)
  • You have to give yourself permission in order to dream bigger and make dreams possible. (6:20)
  • Be grateful for what you have, but believe that something bigger and better is possible. (6:40)
  • Dream bigger dreams, and while you do so… heavily consider what you love most. (7:14)
  • Why you should dedicate some alone time to daydreaming. (7:50)
  • What to do when you start having complete thoughts when daydreaming. (8:40)
  • Chalene’s personal goal on a global scale & Goals in comparison dreams. (9:00)


Thank you for tuning in to this CarSmart episode, recorded on an iPhone in the car by yours truly. If you like these short and raw episodes, please be sure to send me a message and give me your feedback (you can do so via Speakpipe at the bottom of this page)! You can expect more CarSmarts to be released every Friday, so keep an eye out. As always, it would be awesome if you could subscribe and give the show a review on iTunes! Your support and kind words mean more than you know.

Once again, Dream Bigger my friends.

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If you liked this episode, check out Episode 307 – Simple Steps to Change Your Beliefs: If You Don’t Believe It’s Possible, You’re Right. This episode will help you if you feel stuck and need to change your beliefs. As you’ve probably heard a million times before, anything is possible if you simply believe. BUT, it really is true.

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