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Jon Mero – Advice for dreamers!

Jon Mero – Advice for dreamers!

Jon Mero's audition for the Voice 2017 is this week! When you watch it... you'll see how much of a natural Jon is on stage. His presence... his moves... and of course... his voice. (If you haven't seen it... check it out below.) It's amazing to see him "own his...

Thank You, Drake!

Thank You, Drake!

Today we did some dreaming in Des Moines, Iowa. The dream team returned to Drake University for the second year in a row! It's always fun when we can come back to a campus a year later and see what dreams have taken shape. We kicked off our morning with American Dream...

Learning to Disconnect

Learning to Disconnect

Do you disconnect when you travel?   Lindsay, here. I'm the Event Director for the BIG Dream Gathering. One of my dreams has been to travel as much as possible, so from time to time, I'll be writing a few blog posts to share some of my experiences and ask for...

Speed Mentoring – Learn from the best!

Speed Mentoring – Learn from the best!

This DREAM. THINK. DO. episode is all about mentoring and a specific strategy Mitch Matthews uses to be mentored by the best and most creative minds on the planet. Plus, it's an approach that you can use no matter how busy you are because you can fit it around your...

Spring 2017 Dream Boost Scholarship

Spring 2017 Dream Boost Scholarship

The Dream Boost Scholarship is designed to give people who've attended a Gathering an added boost for their dream. After receiving submissions all spring and reviewing videos from our finalists... we've selected a winner of this spring's scholarship. Meet our Spring...

Beat the Comparison Trap

Beat the Comparison Trap

I’m betting that people have been tempted to compare themselves to others since the dawn of time.   In the late 1800’s, Theodore Roosevelt was quoted saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”   And although the comparison trap has been around as long as...

He got clear and achieved his dream job!

He got clear and achieved his dream job!

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A Glimpse Into the BIG Dream Gathering

A Glimpse Into the BIG Dream Gathering

People often ask, "What the BIG Dream Gathering like?"   Here's a glimpse into some of our events from 2016.   It will help to give you a preview of what it's like to attend an event...and what can happen as a result!   Enjoy!     If you would...

Thank You Purdue!

Thank You Purdue!

We had an amazing BIG Dream Gathering at Purdue University! Here's a video to show you how we spent our day at Purdue...     We wanted to say a BIG thank you to all of our amazing volunteers at Purdue University, our campus sponsors, and to our incredible...

Beating Decision Fatigue

Beating Decision Fatigue

Do you find yourself mentally exhausted at the end of the day?   If you’re like most… the answer is, “Heck yes."   That might be due to something called “Decision Fatigue.”   I’ve been getting a lot of questions on this subject… so I dug into the topic (and some...

A Dream with Sole

A Dream with Sole

Mitch had the chance to interview the founder of WILCOX Boots, Peter Nichols on today's DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast. Peter has a story that will motivate you to go after that BIG idea as soon as you finish this episode.  After a fateful afternoon in rainy Guatemala,...

Thank You, Drake University!

Thank You, Drake University!

Thanks so much for dreaming BIG with us tonight. A special shoutout to our awesome volunteers for making it all possible! Here's a recap of our day in Des Moines: Please share the video to keep the ripple effect going. Be sure to tag your event photos with #BDGDrake...

DREAM THINK DO: Calvin and 75 Summits in 75 Days!

DREAM THINK DO: Calvin and 75 Summits in 75 Days!

Mitch met Calvin Johannsen at a BIG Dream Gathering at the University of Northern Iowa back in 2008. They stayed connected and have inspired each other!  Plus, they've helped each other in some big dream pursuits too! Well, this week Mitch interviews Calvin about the...

How to Raise BIG Dreamers

How to Raise BIG Dreamers

In honor of Father's Day, this solocast discusses the importance of raising your kids to be weird! Mitch dives into why parents should encourage their parents to be weird, because it is the "weird ones" that change the world. These dreamers and doers are not afraid to...

BIG Dream Gathering – St. Ambrose

BIG Dream Gathering – St. Ambrose

We had an AMAZING BIG Dream Gathering at St. Ambrose University! Here's a little taste of what it was like! MEDIA COVERAGE: Here's an article about the history of the BIG Dream Gathering... click here. Here's an article about the BIG Dream Gathering at St. Ambrose......

Start Ups and BIG Dreams

Start Ups and BIG Dreams

Mitch met Mike Meyers when he participated in a BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago a few years ago.   Mike was a total rock star and stood out from the crowd.  He posted a number of big dreams… but one in particular involved a business idea that he had. He was still a...

BIG Dreams and Elevator Pitches

BIG Dreams and Elevator Pitches

There's a good chance that at some point in your life you have been asked the age old question, "So...what do you do?" Maybe it was at a networking event or you were introduced at a party to a new friend. Maybe it was the first question in a job interview. Wherever...

Finding money for your BIG Dream

Finding money for your BIG Dream

Do you have a BIG Dream but are unsure of how to make it happen? Is this due to a lack of funding or resources? On today's episode of Dream.Think.Do., Mitch interviews Lise Cartwright, a self-made expert on the "side hustle." Lise began working as a freelance writing...

BIG Dreams and Best Sellers

BIG Dreams and Best Sellers

Have you ever wanted to write a book but weren't sure how to get started? Not enough time? Didn't know if it would make sense? Today's episode is chalk full of tips to help you get your first book onto paper. Chandler Bolt will share some strategies that you won't...

How do you plan for your BIG Dreams?

How do you plan for your BIG Dreams?

Today's episode of Dream.Think.Do focuses on a strategy to go after those BIG Dreams. The 'Better Thinking" Planning Tool helps you stay simple when planning your goals by categorizing your tasks. Mitch will help you to get clear and "unstuck" so that you can take...

Don’t follow your BIG Dreams…

Don’t follow your BIG Dreams…

Today on the Dream.Think.Do Podcast, Mitch does a deep dive on NOT following your dreams. Yup...you read that right... The episode focuses on experimenting with your BIG dreams, rather than viewing your audacious goals as dreams that are unattainable and out of reach....

Susanna is living her big dream… fo’ shizzel.

Susanna is living her big dream… fo’ shizzel.

We are so stoked for Susanna Kalnes because she's living one of her big dreams... fo' shizzel. Since posting a big dream at a BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago last summer... she has been rocking it.  Literally. Her big dream involved developing a fitness program aptly...

One of Mike’s BIG Dreams…

One of Mike’s BIG Dreams…

We love to share updates on BIG Dreams that have been posted at BIG Dream Gatherings. Mike Myers attended a BIG Dream Gathering as a part of Succeed Faster last summer. This is his update... in his own words.   "When we were at Succeed Faster this past summer, I...

One of Eric’s BIG dreams… accomplished!

One of Eric’s BIG dreams… accomplished!

When people post dreams on the walls... sometimes they're complicated and sometimes they're simple. Eric Scrivner attended a BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago this past summer. He posted a number of big dreams... but one of them was a life long dream that involved a...

3 Things I Learned from Jack Canfield.

3 Things I Learned from Jack Canfield.

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with Jack Canfield, co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series.  (Yeah... the series that's sold over 500 million copies!) He offered some great stories and ideas in a short time.  Here are my favorite 3. 1....

From the wall to the top of Amazon!

From the wall to the top of Amazon!

I woke up this morning to see a facebook post from BIG Dream Gathering alumni Chandler Bolt. He posted that his freshly published book (with co-author James Roper) was #2 on Amazon! All of a sudden... I was reminded about a conversation I'd had with Chandler at a BDG...

One of April’s BIG Dreams…

One of April’s BIG Dreams…

We LOVE to get updates from people who have posted BIG Dreams. Recently, we received an update from April in Portland. April's update... in her own words: "A couple of years ago I realized I was still young and yet I was so heavy and unhealthy that I really wasn't...

One of Mandy’s BIG Dreams…

One of Mandy’s BIG Dreams…

When Mandy came to the BIG Dream Gathering... she wasn't exactly sure what she wanted to write down. But as she started to see other people's dreams on the walls, she got more and more inspired. One dream came. Then another. But then she got hit by a BIG dream. She...

One of John’s big dreams…

One of John’s big dreams…

John Cheatem came to a BIG Dream Gathering in 2010 and posted some of his dreams about music. Since he talked with us about his big dream he's continued to take steps toward that dream everyday. He even took one of the "leaps of faith" he mentioned in the video and...

One of Megan’s BIG Dreams…

One of Megan’s BIG Dreams…

When Megan attended her first BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago... she admitted to not being sure what her big dreams might be. But she gave herself permission to dream. She started by posting about a dream involving an internship. Then she posted another dream about...

One of Sean’s BIG dreams…

One of Sean’s BIG dreams…

Sean Moore works for ACT. He's an awesome dad, hubby and member of his small community. And… he had a dream. That dream was to form a band… and rock the house. Now that may sound a little simple… and it would be fine if it was. We want to celebrate all kinds of dream...

BIG dreams. Pure awesome.

BIG dreams. Pure awesome.

We held a BIG Dream Gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina. As people were busy posting dreams, a man approached me. He was professionally dressed. High and tight. Buttoned up. Blue oxford shirt, perfectly ironed khakis and wire rimmed glasses. He started to hand me his...

One of Calvin’s BIG Dreams

Videographer Calvin Johannsen has attended a number of BIG Dream Gatherings. But at one particular BDG in San Antonio... he posted a dream about climbing Mnt. Kilimanjaro. Once he got his dream sheet back... he started to make a plan. He put a budget together. He...

Melissa’s big dream update

Melissa’s big dream update

When WIBW's own Melissa Brunner came to cover the BIG Dream Gathering in Topeka, Kansas... she not only told the story of the BDG, she got into the spirit of the gathering! As she did... she posted a few of her own big dreams... including the idea of writing. Well,...

One of Jeff’s big dreams…

One of Jeff’s big dreams…

Here's  one of Jeff's big dreams in his own words... Getting my girlfriend and I back to Rome, where we met, was one of the dreams that I put on the wall at the BIG Dream Gathering in San Antonio. Not only that... but Jeff wanted to surprise her and propose to her in...

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