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When It Comes to a Dream,
Sometimes "Too Busy" is a Good Thing

By Valerie Young

I'm sorry the newsletter is so late. The last few weeks have been way busier than usual. I've been so engrossed in finalizing this huge new project that I been working on that I wound up doing my Thanksgiving Day grocery shopping at six o'clock the night before. And, trust me -- jockeying with throngs of other last minute shoppers for that last can of cranberry sauce is not as much fun as it sounds :-)

Like I said, the reason I've been so preoccupied is this massive project. I'm all for slowing down and smelling the roses. But in this case, being too busy is actually a good thing.

This is the first time I've mentioned this project publicly but I've been working behind the scenes on it for well over two years now. I've been going along at this kind of slow steady pace up until about two months ago. That's when it hit me that the New Year is fast approaching... and you know what that means!

I've talked to probably a dozen people in the last two weeks alone who are vowing that 2007 is going to be their year to finally take the leap. I'm a big fan of resolutions. Or more accurately, I'm a big fan of making and KEEPING resolutions. So I started saying no to other commitments so I could finalize all the pieces of this particular project in time for the New Year.

The reason I'm so excited about this new project is that it is entirely focused on answering the one question that keeps me up at night. Namely...

How can I help overworked and under-fulfilled people (like you?) to change course faster? In other words, what exactly does it take to "fast track" your dream of being able to quit your job and get a life?

It's hard for me to believe sometimes that it's been over a decade now since I successfully traded in my 90-mile-a-day commute to my job in corporate America for my sunny home office with a view. I can't tell you what a difference it makes being able to get up when you want to, to take vacations when you need to, and to have total control over your life and your time. Take my word for it – once you've reached "the other side" as Barbara Winter likes to put it, you never go back.

Over the years I've had the opportunity to talk to literally thousands of people just like you. People who understand, as I do, that it really is possible to find work that both pays the bills and feeds the soul.

I've also had the good fortune to work with and learn from some of the masters in the career change field. People like Barbara Sher, Barbara Winter, Nick Williams. And I've gotten to interview some amazing entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their interests into income.

I've also spent years – ten to be exact – scouring the world for useful tips and resources, many of which have gone into a mind boggling 151 issues of this newsletter. Just when I think there can't possibly be another cool resource out there, I somehow I continue to find more.

The point is during that time I've amassed an incredible amount of knowledge, skills, and information about what it takes to create a richer more balanced life doing work you truly love. So why would any of this possibly keep me up at night?

Simple. It's one thing to know all this stuff. For the longest time, my challenge was figuring out the best way to quite literally take everything I've learned about changing course and put it into some kind of immediately usable form that can help you to get where you want to go more rapidly.

Well... to make a long story short, I've figured it out. It's taken a long time, and it's been a lot of work putting it together, but I have now built a full-out end-to-end system that can teach anyone how to do this. Even you.

I'd like to share more specifics about the actual project but I have to wait until I get a few last-minute details nailed down. For one thing I'm trying to decide how many people I can accommodate and I don't want to raise expectations and then not be able to meet those obligations. And the last thing I want is a bunch of disappointed dreamers on my hands!


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About the Author

"Profiting From Your Passions®" expert Valerie Young abandoned her corporate cubicle to become the Dreamer in Residence at offering resources to help you discover your life mission and live it. Her career change tips have been cited in Kiplinger's, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today Weekend, Woman's Day, and elsewhere and on-line at MSN, CareerBuilder, and An expert on the Impostor Syndrome, Valerie has spoken on the topic of How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Seems to Think You Are to such diverse organizations as Daimler Chrysler, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Harvard, and American Women in Radio and Television.

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