By Kara Griffin and Courtney Romano
Our world makes it easy to coast. We have our chores outsourced. (No, I will not grocery shop or clean my apartment, thank you very much.) We have unlimited access to unlimited things. We have an app for that — and that. And when it’s all easy, when we are able to coast, it’s even harder to enjoy or (gasp! dare we say it!) invite change.
Most times in life, change gets thrown in our faces. It hurdles toward us whether we’re ready or not, and unless we want to get knocked out, we’re coerced to adapt. We’re forced into evolution.
"Most times in life, change gets thrown in our faces. It hurdles toward us whether we’re ready or not, and unless we want to get knocked out, we’re coerced to adapt. "
Less frequently, change comes from our internal voice telling us to make a shift. Because it’s an internal voice and no one else hears it, it’s also the easiest voice to ignore — that kind of change happens far less. Or if it does happen, it does so slowly over time that it barely feels like a change at all.
Choosing to change is a radical act. It’s most satisfying when it’s of our own volition and by way of amplifying our inner voice. It’s most empowering when we turn our backs on what’s easy and decidedly face a more challenging option. Despite the fears, we go forth. (And maybe fail. Okay, so then we learn.) This is where we find our resiliency, and resiliency means we morph into a stronger, wiser version of ourselves.
"Choosing to change is a radical act. It’s most satisfying when it’s of our own volition and by way of amplifying our inner voice."
Deciding to make a change, to intentionally throw ourselves into the messy, unknown part of life, takes the most courage a person can muster. It’s not an I-must-do-this-for-my-survival situation, but rather an I-envision-my-life-being-better situation.
"Deciding to make a change, to intentionally throw ourselves into the messy, unknown part of life, takes the most courage a person can muster."
But holy crap, we don’t know if life will necessarily be better. (No guarantees, ya know.) So making that leap-of-faith change with the conviction of positivity and light and trust (of yourself and of the universe) is one of the bravest and boldest things a person can do.
Here’s the good news: life is not lived in a vacuum. If we intentionally surround ourselves with the tools, resources, and comrades that will aid our change, the light brightens, the trust deepens, the courage multiplies. That’s what we want to give you at the Dream. Set. Make. Workshop.
"We want to help you find your creativity, your voice, your dreamiest dream, and make it real."
We’ve found that many workshops, lectures, and retreats are all about inward focus, internal shifts, and the inner voice. We love that, but what happens if we transform that internal shift into outward action? What happens if go deep to the root of our courage alongside other creatives, entrepreneurs, and artists doing the same thing, and then empower each other to act? We want to help you find your creativity, your voice, your dreamiest dream, and make it real. We want you to make that shit happen.
So, you down? Join us this Saturday, June 4th for an all-day immersive event designed to get you there.
Dream Set Make is a one-day immersive event serving creatives, entrepreneurs & artists who need a launching pad to make their next big step. Combining movement, meditation, speakers, and more, you'll leave knowing your deepest WHY, how to market your work & feel holistically aligned in your innate power. With your registration, you get a swag bag of free goodies and tickets to a raffle from our favorite creative vendors. Don't miss your chance to get yourself in that room. Register here, and Pay What Ya Can.
Kara Griffin is the founder of Feel This. She’s a health and wellness expert, celebrity trainer, and holistic nutritionist who helps her clients eat, move, and live for how they want to feel. She works with individuals, groups, and with companies to help instill mindfulness, sustainability, and accountability in their wellness.
Courtney Romano, author of The First Ten Years, is an actor and writer. In addition to her current writing projects, she works as a marketing and community engagement strategist for Distinct. She also serves as a creative mentor to clients who need help defining their creative mission and building a profitable, purposeful strategy for their life’s work.
Find the Dream Set Make event at bit.ly/dreamsetmake