Have you ever spent a few minutes envisioning your dream home? What would it have in it?
Would it be a stately manor in suburbia or a roof top condo overlooking the city? Have you ever really thought about it?
What about your dream life? What would that have in it? What kind of life would that look like? If you had all the money you could want, what would your days look like? How would you fill them? Have you ever really thought about what you would do, if you could do anything you want?
Building your dream home and building your dream life actually follow the same process. I have spent the last 20 years creating dream spaces for people. And over that time I honed a process that works time and time again both in reconstructing a home and redesigning a lifestyle. This process is not mine but rather what I have learned from watching others. Then taking what I learned and putting it into practice. The blueprint is not complicated but it is a process. Which means it takes time. It takes patience. But if you are willing to put in the time, a small amount of effort applied consistently will completely renovate your life as you know it. But before we get to the blue print, we have to figure out what you want to build. And why you want to build it.
The building process begin long before the fist board is cut and the first nail is hammered. First you have to decide what it is you want to build. This is the imagination stage, this is the fun part. What does your vision look like? Spend a few minutes everyday considering these questions?
These questions may seem trivial at first but once given some thought are not as easy to answer as you may have thought. Not only that; but once spending some time with them, you may come to realize that they are not the answers you thought they were. It's OK to allow these thoughts to simmer for a while. Allow yourself to process a lot of different scenarios of what your dream life could be like and play out each one. For 1 year, 5 years and a few decades.
When first working with a home owner about what they want their dream home to look like, I tell them to look at magazines, cut out pictures (back in the day), print out google images of all the different ideas they could possibly consider. Then, we would create that image in the space we had to work with. And it worked every time.
You CAN have everything you want in a home, everything you want in a life if you can just envision it. Ask and ye shall receive. Matt 7:16. But you have to know what to ask for. Before moving on to making your blue print, lets take the time to figure out what we are shooting for. Time to piece together your own personal dream, your life, your greatness.
“Set a goal to become a millionaire, not for the money, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.”
Now that you have some ideas about what you want your life to look like, now lets draw up the blueprints to see how to do get there.