Here are some frequently asked questions about the BIG Dream Gathering on campuses:
How does it work?
First, you are given a dreamer number so you can post your dreams and goals anonymously. Then Mitch kicks it off with a 40-minute talk about the fun and inspirational story behind the BIG Dream Gathering. Plus he shares some powerful principles that will help you to get clear on your dreams and achieve them! Then everyone gets to post their dreams and encourage other dreamers! Afterwards, you will get your dream sheets back so you can go after those dreams and achieve them!
Who can come?
The BIG Dream Gathering is open to all age groups. We have big dreamers that range in age from 8 to 80. The biggest population will be students but it typically winds up being a very diverse group! That just makes it more fun.
What can happen?
For a lot of people, the BIG Dream Gathering is the first time they have really gotten clear on some of their big dreams and goals. Plus, it’s an incredibly powerful experience to write those dreams down and be able to post them anonymously. It’s like you’re getting to draw a line in the sand and take a stand for your dreams. Then the connections start to happen! These gatherings have helped people to find dream internships and jobs, launch businesses, run marathons, start non-profits, make movies, write books and drive monster trucks (yeah… we said monster trucks), and the list goes on and on!
What is it like?
Here’s a video from our BIG Dream Gathering at Kent State last semester to give you a taste of what the BIG Dream Gathering experience is like.
You just never know what is going to happen when you get a group of people together for the express purpose of thinking about their big dreams and helping each other to achieve them. We’ve had everything from a college senior get help connecting with her dream job at Pixar, to a student with a passion for photography score a mentor who was a Pulitzer-Prize–winning photographer. We’ve had a junior with an idea for a non-profit get the funding he needed to get things started, all the way to a senior who wanted to learn how to sail competitively be given a sail boat by a successful alumni! Again, it’s always amazing to see what happens when people come together to dream big!
What do people learn?
The power and importance of dreaming big. Strategies for clarifying and achieving those dreams. Powerful and applicable networking skills.