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Designed as a companion piece to Irvin and Hiden's inspirational documentary film, The Dream Share Project, this refreshingly brief, exercise-focused guide is geared toward helping dreamers turn their creative aptitudes and fantasies into meaningful, sustainable work. The book is divided into chapters outlining how to identify core values, how to pursue them, and financial and practical concerns along the way. The visualization strategies, idea maps, and meditation exercises will be familiar to frequent readers of creativity-focused self-help titles, and some of the case studies are merely shopworn business book retreads. However, the book's unflinching practicality is a rarity in the genre: the duo readily and duly acknowledges the necessity of powering through the less-exciting, early stages of achieving one's goals, and they provide quite a bit of advice on how to deal with poor employment prospects, seemingly endless internships, and repeat rejection. The book is decidedly millennial in its outlook on the working world—every moment of giddy optimism is matched by a reminder of the inevitability of stumbling blocks and failure. But for dreamers hoping to keep their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground, this is a great starting point. Agent: Steve Harris and Michele Martin, CSG Literary Partners. (July)
The book’s unflinching practicality is a rarity in the genre: the duo readily and duly acknowledges the necessity of powering through the less-exciting, early stages of achieving one’s goals, and they provide quite a bit of advice on how to deal with poor employment prospects, seemingly endless internships, and repeat rejection. The book is decidedly millennial in its outlook on the working worldevery moment of giddy optimism is matched by a reminder of the inevitability of stumbling blocks and failure. But for dreamers hoping to keep their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground, this is a great starting point.”
If the pursuit of dreams interests your graduate, then mark your calendar and buy this book. It's an enlightening combination of encouragement and practical advice, with chapters on discovering dreams, setting goals, building budgets and handling failure. Not a bad selection for someone just setting out these days.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press
"In their book Build Your Dreams, recent grad team Irvin and Hiden have provided a useful action plan for finding meaningful work. I loved all of the exercises designed to put structure around abstract concepts. I know my work - and my life - will be vastly improved by implementing some of these practical suggestions!"
Alexandra Levit, author of New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career.
Build Your Dreams is the essential guide to help you identify your passions and turn your dreams into a reality. This book is packed with practical techniques, engaging exercises and inspiring stories to help you overcome the mental, emotional, and financial roadblocks that stand in the way of your dreams. Alexis and Chip's book is a must for anyone who wants to turn their passion into their profession.
Christine Hassler, Author of 20 Something, 20 Everything and The 20 Something Manifesto, Life Coach, Speaker
Build Your Dreams is an amazing guide for anyone who imagines doing work that is gratifying yet isn’t sure what to do to fulfill their aspiration. It’s comprehensive, easy-to-read and incredibly practical, filled with tools and solid advice. Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden wrote this for people in the beginning of their careers, however I intend to recommend this book to all of my clients regardless of which stage of their career they are in!”
Julie Jansen, author of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide for Finding Gratifying Work
"A must-read for anyone searching for their calling. Build Your Dreams gives you every tool you need to transform your passion into your profession. It is an invaluable and life-changing guide, equal parts inspiration and practicality for any age."
Kathy Eldon, founder of the Creative Visions Foundation
I've met the authors at one of their campus presentations and I can't wait to read the rest of the book and to share it with the students I work with - thanks Chip and Alexis!!!Published 9 months ago by Leenie
This is a very creative book which not only helps the reader design their career and their possible life path, but unlike many career books, also considers the "practical"... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Freudian Slips
This book is a fabulous gift for a recent graduate. I also found the companion movie very inspirational as well as extremely enjoyable.Published on August 4, 2013 by Heather
I am only partially through the book, but it is really a great tool to use to help you follow your dreams.Published on July 29, 2013 by Chris