Barbara Sher’s 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

Post Your Wish and Your Obstacle Here!

And help your team mates out when you can. Use the Reply link to help, the form below the comments to add your own Wish and Obstacle.

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  1. Hello everyone!! I wanted to share here what I want in case anyone has some inspiration.

    I want to be a dancer/acrobat. I know I can’t make it into the bolshoi but would love to perform even if it’s not profesionally and I’m not getting paid. I also want to live in a rural area, I love the nordic countries, or any place whit snow and would love to have a farm lifestyle.

    I don’t have a huge obstacle, but I don’t know how I could make both things work at the same time. If anyone has experience in something related I would love so much you shared it.

    • Hi Abby:

      By both things, do you mean dancer & acrobat OR dancer/acrobat & living rurally?

      Some quick thoughts:

      Dancer & acrobat — circus, local repertory theater, start a local community theater company, have someone to come in to teach dance & acrobatics, find a suitable play (or write it), and perform for the village or just for yourselves,

      Dancer/acrobat — start a cheerleading team at the local high school (or open to adults in the community also) & learn to dance & fling each other into the air, etc.

      Google “where to be a dancer and acrobat” — there are some interesting links, including one about “Acro Dance” — the kind of acrobatic dance that Cirque du Soleil does.

      Go on YouTube to see if you can find videos that will teach you dance & acrobatics. A whole troupe could use such videos as their coach.


  2. I’m getting the book too, but I wanted to share. I am a mom of 6, creative, never short on ideas but often short on resources or connections.

    I want to travel and create an immersive experience with everyone who would appreciate global artisans and their crafts. I am a designer for home builders. But I want to be able to video the cities, villages, share the food, sights, struggles, homes, history, music, and ultimately handmade goods that can support their families. Some of which we purchase in stores without knowing our human connection. And what might they want to do or be? I’ve taken some steps, but I need help.

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