DB 129: Why You Need Mentors And Eva’s Best Secrets On How To Find Them!
One of the skills that will be most important in achieving your big dreams is learning to seek guidance from those who have already found success. Think about it... The most successful people in any field have dedicated years, if not decades, towards their journey. Can you imagine all of the lessons they were learning along that path? Many of those were painful lessons from mistakes that could have been avoided. Wouldn’t it be nice if you can find mentors who can help you avoid those same pitfalls? Can you see how it would be extremely valuable if a mentor could steer you away from that same error so you can achieve your dreams even faster? Of course, the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES. That’s why you want to listen to this episode where Eva shares her best tips and secrets for finding mentors. You don’t want to miss this one! For our show notes, visit
DB 128: Here’s Why Most People Don’t Achieve Their Big Dreams
Since this is the Dream Big Podcast, we know that all of you listening have BIG DREAMS. Many listeners have taken the time to write us emails to share their Big Dreams. Johnny, an 8 year old boy from Texas, wrote in and shared his dream of one day being an astronaut like Chris Hadfield who was our guest in Episode 30. Lisa from Rhode Island emailed us about her dream to be a professional dancer and actress like Ruby Rose Turner from Episode 128. And Sharon from Los Angeles told us about how she dreams of being a successful author one day like Alex Banayan, our guest from Episode 88. If you have heard these episodes, or for that matter any of the interviews I’ve done on the podcast, you know that Chris Hadfield, and Ruby Rose Turner, and Alex Banayan had to overcome numerous challenges and obstacles to ultimately achieve their big dreams. How did they do it? Well, clearly they wanted it bad enough to put in the work even when it was hard, even when the odds were against them. Recently, we came across a video of a very powerful speaker Eric Thomas telling a story that perfectly illustrates this point. Make sure to listen to the episode to hear the powerful story and its very important lesson. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/128
DB 127: Why You MUST Practice Gratitude Daily (& Two Of Eva’s Favorite Strategies)
Gratitude is an important theme on this podcast. In Episode 8, Eva even did an entire episode on 5 reasons to be grateful. In that episode, we shared many startling statistics about very difficult circumstances that so many of our fellow humans across the world find themselves living in. For instance 785 million people go to bed hungry. Over 100 million are homeless. Tens of millions are living in war torn regions. Over 2.5 billion do not have access to clean water and sanitation. And over 60% of the world’s population still has no internet access. These numbers are tragic -- and as you live your life day-to-day it is understandable that you are probably not thinking about just how lucky you are to be YOU. In this episode, Eva shares two powerful gratitude tactics that she uses during in her daily life to remain grateful. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/127
DB 126: Famous Failures (Jordan, Disney, Lincoln, Rowling) Who Thankfully Did Not Give Up!
One theme that Eva talks about all the time on the Podcast is that on your road to achieving your big dreams -- you will experience setbacks, obstacles, and even failures. But Big Dreamers who are truly passionate about their dreams do not give up. Instead, Big Dreamers treat failures as a learning experience on the difficult journey towards achieving their dreams. Today, Eva shares some examples of famous people (Michael Jordan, Walt Disney, JK Rowling, Abe Lincoln and others!) who all experienced failure and could have easily quit. But because they persevered in the face of failure -- the world experience their unique gifts and will never be the same. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/126
DB 125: The Elephant & The Rope - Why Big Dreamers Must Never Give Up!
Breaking free from barriers or limitations set by others is a common theme on the Dream Big Podcast. In this episode, Eva and her sister Sophia share the story of a majestic elephant at a circus who can easily break free of the rope tied to her leg. But because the elephant was conditioned from a young age to believe that the rope was strong enough to hold her in place, the elephant does not bother to even try to break free. Eva then applies the lesson of this story to her own life and shares why developing self-belief and perseverance is vital for all our Big Dreamers. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/125