DB 125: The Elephant & The Rope - Why Big Dreamers Must Never Give Up!
Breaking free from barriers or limitations set by others is a common theme on the Dream Big Podcast. In this episode, Eva and her sister Sophia share the story of a majestic elephant at a circus who can easily break free of the rope tied to her leg. But because the elephant was conditioned from a young age to believe that the rope was strong enough to hold her in place, the elephant does not bother to even try to break free. Eva then applies the lesson of this story to her own life and shares why developing self-belief and perseverance is vital for all our Big Dreamers. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/125
DB 124: The Chicken & The Eagle Story -- Why You Should Choose Friends Who Are Also Big Dreamers!
We have spent a lot of energy sharing our thoughts on how you achieve your Big Dreams -- but in looking at our past episodes we realized that we have focused almost exclusively on the individual’s journey. These topics -- such as developing self-belief, persistence, and hard work -- are all vital to achieving your Big Dreams. But we realized we had not adequately addressed the importance of your peer group, specifically making sure you surround yourself with other Big Dreamers rather than Debbie Downers. Expanding on the old phrase “Birds of a feather flock together,” Eva shares the story about the Chicken and the Eagle. This fable about a majestic eagle living with chickens does not have the happiest of endings, but we believe the lesson is an important one that all of our Big Dreamers (especially the young ones) must learn! Please enjoy this powerful episode. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/124
DB 123: You must fall before you can fly! Just ask an Eagle :)
There is an incredible speaker named Myron Golden who teaches about the Law Of Advancement. The idea behind this law is that you must always go down before you can go up. It might sound backwards but think about it for a second. For a seed to turn into a tree -- it must first go into the ground before it can sprout. Before skyscrapers are built -- construction workers have to dig deep into the ground to lay the proper foundation to support the skyscraper that will be erected above the ground. And in this episode, Eva shares Myron’s story of a mama and her baby eagles and how she teaches one of her babies Sophia (played by Eva’s 3 years old sister Sophia) how to fly. As always, Eva then shares how the story applies to going after your Big Dreams. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/123
DB 122: The Chinese Bamboo Tree Story And What It Means For Your Big Dreams!
One of the lessons we keep on learning from all our incredible guests -- from Kobe Bryant, to General Stanley McCrystal, to Melissa Hartwig - and pretty much every guest we’ve had on the podcast -- is that they all worked super hard over many, many, many years to achieve their Big Dreams. Each person goes through a long, challenging journey and overcomes countless obstacles to turn their dreams into reality -- it certainly does not magically happen overnight. Today, we are super excited because for so long we have looked for the perfect analogy -- the perfect story - to powerfully demonstrate this lesson of persistent effort over a long period of time -- and we finally found it! Specifically, we came across a video of one of the world’s most dynamic speakers, Les Brown, sharing the powerful story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree. We instantly just knew that our Big Dreamers needed to hear this story. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/122
DB 121: How Big Dreamers Are Just Like LOBSTERS!
In today’s episode, Eva shares a powerful life lesson taught to us by Lobsters. Yes, LOBSTERS. You never know who is going to be your mentor on the Dream Big Podcast. Haha. So you are probably wondering at this point -- Lobsters? What in the world can Lobsters teach us about life? Don’t worry -- I would be wondering the same thing myself -- but then our family came across a video of a Rabbi - Dr. Abraham Twerski -- who shared such a beautiful and powerful story about Lobsters that we just had to share it with our Big Dreamers. And of course, Eva shares how she applied the story in her own life and how all you Big Dreamers can do the same!For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/121