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Carpe Dream: Here's a Well-Deserved Reward

Magazine article Success

Carpe Dream: Here's a Well-Deserved Reward

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YOU DESERVE a reward, right? Seriously. You've earned it.

I'm not saying this because I'm in Gen Yand think everyone deserves atrophy (although you're welcome to send me one via Facebook). You've earned a reward because you're investing your own time to read, learn, be challenged and take risks to move forward. Most people aren't like you.

Too many people would rather use their free time to watch talk shows about paternity tests, or scripted "reality" shows that are simply train-wreck TV. But you're different. You're reading this by choice. You're choosing to invest in yourself, and that deserves a reward. I'm giving it to you.

The best reward I can give you is not one I can print, sign and present for hanging on your wall. That's good news for both of us (my penmanship is dreadful). The reward you've earned is way better, but it's something only you can give yourself. You have earned the right to act on one of your dreams in the next two weeks.

The catch? Experiencing this dream has to cost you less than $20. Why that amount? Because we're not going to let money, or any other excuse, keep you from your well-earned Dream Appointment.

Your dream might be spending two extra hours focused solely on your family. Maybe you want to go on a long nature walk or call an old high school friend you haven't spoken with in years.

All of us have at least one dream like that. It's a dream that makes us smile, and it's easily within reach, but we don't allow ourselves to live it. …

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