129. Fueling Family Dreams: A Little Belief Can Go A Long Way
Hey everyone, Chris and Melissa here, back with another episode of the Family Brand Podcast. This week Melissa's is battling a cold, so Chris will be taking the reigns but we're so excited to share our thoughts with you today, particularly about a topic that's close to our hearts - "Breathe Life Into Their Dreams."
In this episode, we deep dive into the profound importance of supporting the dreams of our family members. We believe that no one needs judgment, and everyone deserves love. This philosophy has been a guiding principle for us, inspired by my coach, Steve Hardison. It's so essential, especially within a family context, to offer love and inspiration instead of judgment. We're all our own harshest critics, after all.
We know from personal experience how discouraging it can be when you share a dream or goal with your family and they don't support you or even dismiss your ambitions. On the contrary, one of the most uplifting experiences is when you share your dream with a family member and they wholeheartedly believe in you, offering their support.
The word 'inspire' literally translates to 'breathe or blow into'. We believe that when we inspire people, we breathe life into them. Conversely, when we discourage or criticize, we suck the life out of people. We discussed an instance where a successful entrepreneur wasn't supportive of his wife's dreams, despite her aspirations requiring less financial and time commitment than his own. It's important to breathe life into your loved ones' dreams, not stifle them.
Melissa has always been a beacon of support and belief for me, even when my dreams seemed far-fetched. Despite the rough patches and challenges, we've made a conscious effort to support each other's dreams, a sentiment Melissa echoes. It's never been about one person's dreams taking precedence over the other's. We've learned the importance of growing together intentionally and supporting each other's dreams equally.
We hope this episode inspires you to become proactive supporters of your family's dreams. Ask them what's important to them, what they're passionate about, and how you can support them in their journey. Remember, the essence of love and support lies in breathing life into their dreams, not passing judgment.
Thanks for joining us on this journey, and we can't wait to share more insights with you in our next episode. Until then, keep breathing life into each other's dreams!
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Episode Minute By Minute:
0:43 Welcome back and an intro into Inspiration!
1:27 The true definition of inspiration
7:18 When the opportunity arises this is what support looks like
9:35 How to respond when your dreams are not being supported
14:15 Sometimes you will have to stand up for your dreams
19:37 Wisdom of Denzel Washington everyone needs to hear
24:54 The two inspirational voices that changed our marriage and business
30:17 How many different people can you breath life and possibility into their life