Idea Party


How Does the Online Idea Party Work?

You have a dream or a wish, and an obstacle to getting there. (If you don’t think you know your wish, work through my kick-starter and read this post. To learn why you must put logic aside to find your dream, read the following.)

The online Idea Party is here to help you – and the other fellow party goers – with your wishes and obstacles.

Voices from Success Teams and Idea Parties:

Having a team to report to and hearing what everybody did each week is very exciting. It’s kept me moving all year. In the past I made some good starts on my own, but found, every time, when the energy ran out, I ran out. Now it doesn’t run out.
Jade G.
Children’s Playroom Therapist, New York Hospital

I would do a painting a year, a sketch a year. If it was only me I know I would never do it. Having to tell you makes all the difference. It’s crazy why I didn’t do this years ago, it’s so easy all of a sudden.
Caroline R. Personnel Executive, Macy’s Dept Store

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2,230 thoughts on “Idea Party

  1. I guess my obstacle is a lack of self confidence but more so a very terrific violinist I stuidied with who would make me practice three octave scales through our entire hour and 15 minute time if I didn’t nail them perfectly. It felt cruel and mean. Had a started out and he said this was his requirement I wouldn’t have cared and just wouldn’t have studied with him to start. As much as I get onto it again I don’t feel the will to practice. I worked hard, I work 50 hours a week and would carbe out 15 hours to practice and wake up at 4:30 to warm up for lessons. I need to let go and find a better coach. I can be my own coach if I have a group. To play the violin well is one of my dreams. And sing and share with others.

  2. I want to get down to playing the violin and singing again without all this fear, and drawing and learning to throw some pots.

    • How about doing the following.

      A. If the coach is no longer meeting your needs fire him and find someone else.
      B. Talk to the coach and share your concerns or simply cut all ties and more forward. This is your life and career and take control of the reigns.
      C. Record yourself playing as often as needed using your phone,
      and or tablet. Challenge yourself lovingly each day and set small goals.

      Greatness is in you. Don’t allow this negative experience to keep you from achieving your goal.

  3. My wish : I want to work online or from home. I don’t want to be tied to one location and I don’t want to be tied to a clock in clock out job. I have lots of skills, but none of them seem to fit with online careers.

    My obstacle: I don’t know where to start, and I don’t know what kind of jobs are entry level online. I have looked some up, but I don’t know which ones are ligament and which ones are scams.

  4. Hello to all!

    This is our wish:

    We (2 people) want (desperately) to go to a 3 day workshop in Abingdon, VA (USA) , on 9, 10 and 11th june 2018
    we are from the Netherlands So we have to fly etc.

    The obstacle is ( of course) we don’t have enough money to do this, so we
    are calculating the cheapest routes and tickets etc etc. But it is still way too expensive for us.

    I am rather curious at the responses!


    • The data and locations are changed

      It’s now a 2 day workshop in Charlotte (N.C area) (USA).On 18 and 19 august 2018.


      • That’s a bit more challenging. But here’s a weird route. On the 16th, fly to Newark, NJ on United (the transatlantic flight is a code share with Lufthansa), leaving AMS at noon.

        You’ll have a 7 1/2 hour layover in Dulles Airport (suburban Washington, DC) from 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm without your checked luggage (I recommend the nearby Udvar-Hazy Center if you’re not up for hurrying into downtown DC), after which you’ll fly north to Newark (away from Charlotte), arriving at 11:25 pm.

        The RT flight to Dulles costs $1,030. Adding the flight to/from Newark (and you must board this flight to keep your return ticket) brings the price down to $521. (Their through price to go to Charlotte from Dulles brings the price up to $1,228.)

        Separately, book yourself a RT flight from Newark to Charlotte on the 17th. The cheapest is $190 RT at 11:00 am. The return flight to Newark leaves Charlotte at 6 am on the 20th. You can leave a little later for an extra $35. Your return flight leaves from Newark for Dulles at 2:42 pm. You’ll make a quick change of planes at Dulles this time and arrive in Amsterdam early Tuesday morning.

        Your total price AMS to Charlotte is now just $711 instead of $1,228, and you’ve seen a bit of DC as a bonus.

        Now, you need a hotel room near Newark Airport with a shuttle for Thursday night. If you book right away, you can get a great room at the Marriott in the airport (a very nice hotel!) for $149 a night for the two of you. If you’re not ready to sign up for a non-refundable price yet, you can still find refundable rates of $139 to $149 at other nearby hotels with airport shuttles.

        Now you’re at $786 each, RT, plus whatever you need to pay in Charlotte (which is a fairly inexpensive area, $100 a night or less, unless you can find someone local who’s heading to the same event and might put you up).

        I hope you get to make your trip.

        • Wow! just wow!

          How did you figure all this out?

          I have just read this and I am a bit overwhelmed.

          I will take some time to figure this all out,

          Many many thanks!

          And I will you keep informed about this!



  5. I have a dream and it’s a big one at that. So big that some might say it’s impossible. Before I tell you the wish I’m going to tell you the obstacles.
    1) I am really young, I’m 16 years old and it’s really a stretch for people believe that a 16 year old has a realistic, do-able dream that matters.
    2) It cost a lot of money that I don’t have ( probably over 2 million) and it’s going to talk a lot to raise the money.
    3) It’s most likely going to take many years.
    4) It’s going to take a lot of land (possibly a whole island)
    5) I need people ( I’ll explain more on that later)

    Now that you know the obstacles here is the wish. I want to create a new country, a kingdom. A place where people can reconnect to the Earth and live free from political parties and taxes. Where money is unimportant and you are the citizen of the Earth.

    Now that I kind of told you what the dream is I’m going to tell you what I’ve done for to achieve this dream so far. I’m looking for islands with enough land and in a good location where growing food would not be difficult and resources are existent at the very least. I’ve started to create a constitution and laws. I’m planning out the school system and how trade is going to work within the country. I started saving up money and expanding my skill sets and knowledge. I’ve researched what it takes to create a country and I’m prepared to give my life to this cause. Now I need help I need skilled people to help me bring this dream to life.
    I named this Kingdom the Kingdom of ILEYAN this will be a kingdom of kindness and compassion. where helping others is the social Norm and freedom is for all. Where nature is not just your stepping stool and animals are not created to be slaughtered.

    It will be hard but I have no doubt in my mind that once it’s done it will be a safe haven for the old souls out there.

    My Plan (not detailed)
    •Money to buy land
    •Study the land and then buy
    •Have a permanent population
    •Enact Government
    •Fing a way to interact with other countries
    •Create a culture
    •Live as peacefully as possible.

    It will mean the world to me if I can get some help, and if I can, I will reward those who do. Thank you!

    • Your idea is beautiful, Nayeli, but I notice one thing I see so often in dreams of such idealistic nature – and this is true of dreamer of every age: they always start with what I call ‘the real estate fallacy.’ That is, the idea that the land, the location comes first. They must be practiced and tried out. It’s the idea that if one gets the location (in your case, an island that will be a country) you’ve made a good start but that’s almost never the case. In fact, you have a very thorough list of what’s needed to create your country. But those things must be done first. It’s never as glamorous to set up a population, to try out and design and create a culture – and such things. Once you get something like that moving, you’ve gotten the most crucial elements in place.

      It’s not nearly as beautiful a concept but getting money and getting land will put you in a place that gives you much less that you really need. Before you have a ‘country’ you need to have experience in making a country work. Where are your people? You need to find them. How do you find people who want to understand and join such an enterprise? Perhaps there are such groups of people in existence and you can find them and build a community as a way of beginning to make your dream exist.

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