Barbara Sher’s Idea Party

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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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3,372 thoughts on “Barbara Sher’s Idea Party

  1. Happy to know I belong in a world of scanners Can you help me figure an activity that fills the happiness goals and pay the bills too?

    I am happiest telling stories, I analyze everything and synthesize rather well. Children are drawn to me and by helping them release their hangups I cure mine at the same time.

    I love being outdoors around tall trees and water. Also, when I am around big animals like horses, elephants or shark whales, I feel like I can tap into their power, and it makes feel feel strong.

    I need to make sense of my feelings by writing and sharing my story. I also need to be in structured groups where I can give life advice.

    I love public speaking in French, English, Spanish and 3/4 Italian.

    I love to talk and write about my own emotions. My experiences can help someone in turmoil. I am good at rebuilding people’s perception of themselves.

    I have lived in Mexico for the past 20 years working as a one on one Life Coach. My title is “seamstress of souls”. But my scanner personality is yearning for change.

    You could say I have lived several lives in one and I am not finished!

    Wish: Move to the US were I have spent my childhood and university years (I have a BA in psychology from Emory University) and mix nature, children and mentoring in a work environment.

    Obstacle: Financial resources and I am a French citizen, and well, I don’t know where to start

    • Hello Vanessa,
      Your life sounds exciting, I envy you….re: your wish: have you searhced online for youth programs in the USA located at farms and horse ranches? Since I like animals, I have read about several programs throughout the USa where at rish youth and children with disabilities spend time at a ranch and either caring for animals or learning to mange a ranch with horses is part of the therapy program.Some of these programs are funded by charities and some are privately run. This would be a start. Maybe you could contact some and offer to be a volunteer and see how you like it. Maybe with the pandemic, some of the programs are in real need of help and would welcome your offer. You could look into grants and stipends, ie if you find this appealing it would be great option to explore. Alos if you want to get inspiration via books, there are some wonderful inspirational writers, Paula Hardin wrote a good book (a classic) for mid-lifers, with exercises and she helps one explore one’s spiritual side ie how to listen to coincidences, dreams, meaningful events that point incertain direction.Also a guy called Hoepkewrote a book called “There Are No Accidents” about how each of us follows a narrative in life and we are often guided to a path that suits us.great exmaples form real life.Catherine

      • My goodness Catherine, what a great message to wake up to! It’s an amazing idea. Ranches might have room for housing too! Barbara has run her magic again. LinkedIn might not be the place to look for this. Maybe google « charities for youths disabities ». I had a dream about working with disabled boys in a ranch. I thought it was a symbol and not literal. So your reminder came at the right time (: it links with the dream book you mentioned. You are an angel. Thank you for clearing the path (:

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  3. I already completed a program of saving a somewhat large amount of money to invest in owning and operating a “country inn” with restaurant as well as beautiful rooms, grounds, and pleasing common spaces. I studied and trained while working as a professional and business owner in another field.
    As I was in process of purchasing the facility, a person who was abusive toward me destroyed both the carefully assembled funds *and* my professional career. My finance for old age, and ability to provide for my family, also went.
    Now there is a threat of the electric and heat ending at the beginning of winter.
    Now so many people are also in trouble with finances.
    But I still wish to own/operate the facility. If someone donated a deed to a suitable property I would move forward immediately despite the Covid.
    This doesn’t seem so much of a “dream” as it is a practical reality for me for continuing on with my life and recovering from the abusive events that happened.
    It seems I am in need of some big ideas, almost outlandish ones, because small incremental ones would not be enough to snap me out of this position.
    thank you and best wishes to everyone.

    • Hi Tom,
      it may be a good idea to work out a concept of what you exactly want to do with that place and what you would like to offer to the world. After that, you could try crowdfunding on gofundme, kickstarter, patreon or ko-fi.
      Good luck!

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