Imagine this. At the age of twenty-two, sleepless at 3am one morning, I woke my partner, Paul. ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ I whispered more than once in frustration. I’d been restless for months, having just moved to a new country, and still getting to grips with a new culture, a new language, a new life.
I missed my native Sweden desperately, my family and friends. I’d had some great life experiences, but no university education, and much of my work experience till then had been in hospitality – mostly as a waitress.
I was living pay cheque to pay cheque. I felt frustrated. I felt stuck. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, and I craved direction and purpose.
‘Grab a pen and a notepad,’ he said groggily, but surprisingly patiently for that hour in the morning. ‘Let’s write down on paper what’s important to you. Let’s see if we can help you get some direction.’
What ended up on paper that night was what I now call my 3am List. I certainly didn’t know it at the time, but that night Paul inspired and empowered me to really dream.
It was to be a profoundly pivotal moment in my life - which eventually led me to studying how powerful dreaming is... and writing this book.
Learning how to improve my life is something I’m totally passionate about.
I absolutely LOVE hearing about what other people do to move towards living their dream lives – whatever that means for them. I love hearing the little details: their routines, practices and habits; how they take notes; how they move forward; what inspires them; what scares them; what keeps them awake at night ... what they’ve learnt from their biggest mistakes.
In this book you’ll read the inspiring stories and wisdom of people like Dr Tererai Trent (Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest), Arianna Huffington, Stella McCartney, Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Li Cunxin (Mao’s Last Dancer ), Alisa Camplin-Warner and others – stories that will show you how to harness the power of dreaming to genuinely transform your life.
I’ve spent years collecting inspiration from others, trying things out for myself and then building the things that make sense (to me) into my life. Which brings me to my reason for writing this book ... I literally get asked this one question thousands of times a year when I speak at conferences and events: ‘I want to live a great life, but where do I start?’
This book is my answer.
In it I share what I’ve learnt - to inspire people by shedding light on the simple process of dreaming. Helping people ignite their creativity and imagine the future they want for themselves and their loved ones, and then set about making it happen.
Enjoy this free download of Chapter 1 - and if you'd like to buy the book you can buy it here...