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Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream by Whitney Johnson

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MAKE SPACE FOR YOUR DREAMS

When I left Merrill Lynch to pursue several entrepreneurial ventures (meaning that I, the sole breadwinner, stopped earning money), my family and I downsized from a six-thousand-square-foot home to a townhouse in order to conserve cash. All of our belongings had to fit into a space a quarter of the size we once had. The directive “A place for everything and everything in its place” sounded perfectly doable, but I was overwhelmed. The task felt monolithic. Rather than beginning the work, I ignored it.

A kind friend offered her help. “Let’s start by organizing the papers in your upstairs office,” she said. “We’ll take it one step at a time. We’ll do a gross sort first, then a fine sort.” With her assistance, I gradually ...

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