DB 173: The Most Important Gift You Will Ever Receive
Our family is always on the lookout for powerful stories that we can share with our Big Dreamers. With the seemingly infinite amount of content online, stumbling across a truly amazing storyteller often feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Recently, we were introduced to the incredible Jay Shetty - who creates short videos typically centered around a story and then draws out lessons and key takeaways from that story. He recently released a video entitled “Ungrateful son teaches us all a lesson” that was particularly powerful. In the video, a teenage boy receives a Christmas gift from his mom, and let’s just say he did not hide his disappointment. In this week’s episode, Eva describes the teenage boy’s reaction and the important lessons we can all learn about the truly important gifts in life. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/173
DB 172: $200 in 2 Hours Selling Hot Chocolate!! Here’s the SECRET to how Eva did it
Eva had been asking for some time now if we could find an afternoon to set-up a hot cocoa stand in front of our house. Last Saturday, we finally had a day with no major plans on the calendar so we made it happen First, I’ll tell you what we did NOT do. We did NOT sell hot cocoa for 25 cents, 50 cents, or even a dollar. We did NOT set up just a table with a basic cardboard sign. Let’s just say this was NOT your typical hot cocoa stand. We had our youngest daughter Sophia singing and waving to convince cars to stop by. We had a live chicken taking pictures at our stand (I’m not joking). And yes, we had hot cocoa. But that was definitely not the main attraction. In just over 2 hours, Eva and Sophia had collected over $200 in front of our house, which gets very little foot and car traffic. Oh, and it wasn’t even a cold day so the conditions were not ideal for Hot Cocoa. In this episode, Eva shares the secret to the smashing success of her hot cocoa stand. Our 3-part strategy can be used in ANY business (hint: this episode is great for our kid and adult Big Dreamers). For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/172
DB 171: How My Family Turned A Terrible Day Into One Of Our Best Days Ever!
In this first episode of 2020, Eva shares our most recent family adventure. We had been hoping to spend some time in the snow this holiday season, and finally got what we thought was the perfect opportunity when a storm had passed through California dumping snow on the nearby mountains. We packed up all of our gear, woke up super early to beat the traffic, and embarked on a 3-hour drive to the closest ski resort. Eva and Sophia were so excited to experience their first snow of the season, but as we reached the final stretch of the drive we learned that the resort was closed and we were unable to travel further up the mountain. We could have easily made a u-turn and headed back home, as we saw countless cars do. Instead, we decided not to let these unexpected circumstances ruin our mood, and ended up having one of our best days in recent memory. Eva shares what we ended up doing once we discovered that the ski resort was shut down, and why you should react similarly when unexpected circumstances occur in 2020. Life does not always go according to plan -- so learning to go with the flow, be creative, and turn negatives to positives will help ensure that 2020 is your best year yet. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/171
DB 170: Focus On This ONE WORD To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!
This episode is being published on December 30, 2019 -- so 2019 is about to be a wrap and we are on to 2020. This episode is about the ONE WORD that will be a central theme for Eva (and our entire family) in 2020. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how if you make this ONE WORD the focus of your energy in 2020, it will surely be your best year yet. And you can apply this word to your family life, to your school life, and to your work life for the adult Big Dreamers. Listen to the episode to find out what the ONE WORD is that will make 2020 a life-changing year for you! As you can tell, we are not spilling the beans here, as we really want you to listen to this final episode of 2019 :) For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/170
DB 169: How to Make The Impossible, Possible!
Eva recently came home from school excited to invite a man named Colin O’Brady on the Dream Big podcast. When we asked her why she wanted Colin to come on the podcast, she explained that her incredible teacher Ms Angel shared with the class that Colin and his team are currently attempting to row across Drake Passage - from the southern tip of South America to Antarctica. This has never been done before, which is no surprise given that Drake Passage is the most dreaded bit of ocean on the globe. In order to accomplish this feat Colin and his crew of six will be rowing 24 hours a day in a perpetual 90-minute rotation for 21 days straight. The crew will endure the iciest waters in the world, freezing temperatures, high winds, up to 50ft-high ocean swells, all while operating on limited sleep. We did some research on Colin, and it turns out that this is not the first time he has attempted to do something that had never been done before in human history. Eva was so inspired by Colin’s story and his Ted Talk that she decided to create this episode about Colins’ journey. She also shares some of the other world records he has set, and one of the main takeaways she learned from his Ted Talk. We hope that when Colin is back home and rested that he will come on the podcast to share his incredible story, and the secrets to how he has repeatedly been able to accomplish his “impossible” dreams. For show notes, please visit DreamBigPodcast.com/169