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Are You Committed to Your Dreams?

By Alexis MacIntyre

Are you committed to your dreams? I thought I was.  Then I had a mindshift.

My husband and I had our first child, Violet, in December last year and I came back from maternity leave in March.  Shortly after my return, I attended Leadership and Motivation with Master Faculty Trainer John Davis.  In that class, you write down your dreams, without limitations, in order to translate them into goals.  I started writing…”Be completely debt free…Travel to Italy…”

Then, things started to get intense.  I began thinking about Violet and all the dreams I had for her.  I had aspirations before about starting a family and our life together. But now she was here.  She was a real person in my life – for whom I now have more emotion than four silly little letters in the word “love” could ever describe.  And the dreams I starting writing for her and for her life were powerful.  I had trouble holding back tears as I wrote—I was so deeply, emotionally invested.

I wrote down many dreams for Violet.  I dream for her to grow up to be an intelligent, self-confident woman, who stands up for what she believes in, and always does the right thing—even when no one is looking.  But I also recognized that some of our life worth living dreams would need to be funded.  I want to create memories with her on family vacations, to send her to any college she wants to go to and to role model the importance of donating to causes we believe in.

I started thinking more strategically.  I had to admit to myself that despite all the training our University provides on growing your profit share tree, there was a lot more I could personally do to really focus on growing my tree.  I no longer needed to do it just for me and my husband anymore, I owed it to Violet.  I’ve now recommitted myself this summer to growing my tree and becoming more purposeful about attracting talent to our wonderful company.

Through this summer’s profit share initiative, we’d like to help you grow your own tree.  I’ll be sharing some of the whys and hows on this blog in the coming months.  One of the best starting places is to recognize your own dreams.  Dig deep and think without limits. Write them down.  Share them.  And find someone to hold you accountable.  By the way, two of the best ways to do that are by attending (or starting) a Wealth-Building Workshop in your market center and signing up for the Fast Track Profit Share Coaching Program with MAPS and coach Brian Combs.

Are you 100% committed to your dreams and are you taking necessary action to build your own profit share tree?  If not, what would it take to get you there?  We’d love to hear about your journey.

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    Thanks for the great article Alexis. I am committed to building my profit share to a level where I can retire off it. Have made almost $130K since recruiting my first agent to KW five years ago. Thank you KW for the opportunity to dream big and achieve it! – Aaron Kaufman

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  • sarah1950

    Great Blog! It made me realize here I am at 60 years old and after raising 5 other children with the youngest 20 yrs old in college. I have gaurdianship of a 2 and 3 year old. It hit me how can I secure their future at my age? I do well in my career but I feel that it won’t be enough for their future. Profit sharing is the key and that is my dream to build it to a level that they will be secure in the future.

  • Jay Papasan, VP of Publishing and Executive Editor

    Great post, Alexis. Thanks for sharing! Kids really brings focus to financial planning. Just had lunch with a friend and proud new father. We spent half the lunch talking 529 programs…Never would have forecasted that conversation before kids entered the picture!

  • kwmt

    KW is great at balancing work and life – thanks for the post!

    Keller Williams Montana Realty – Bozeman MT
    http://www.kwmontana.com

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