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Dreamcrafting

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Many people set out to achieve a big dream, such as starting a business or writing a book, but when they don't succeed right away, the dream fades. The authors identify and teach the five "macroskills"--aspiration, motivation, projection, inclusion, and application--people need to make any dream a reality.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction: The Five Macroskills
    1. Failure Factors
    2. Skills of a Higher Order
    3. Theory and Practice
    4. Dreamers and Achievers
  6. MACROSKILL ONE: AspirationIgniting a Sense of Mission
  7. 1: Life in Alignment
    1. A Driving Force
    2. Real-Life Missions, Real-Life Heroes
    3. Aspirational Fields
    4. Life Imitating Business
    5. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  8. 2: Defining Your Dream
    1. The Compelling Mission Statement
    2. The Genie’s Wish List
    3. Step One: Creating the Wish List
    4. Step Two: Grouping Where Appropriate
    5. Step Three: Rating Your Wishes
    6. Step Four: Picking Your Top Three Wishes
    7. Clarity of Purpose
    8. A poorly defined mission is wired to fail from the outset.
    9. Envisioning Success
    10. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  9. MACROSKILL TWO: MotivationIntensifying and Maintaining Resolve
  10. 3: An End to Self-Sabotage
    1. Optimists versus Pessimists: Who’s Right?
    2. Hopes and Disappointments
    3. An Experiment in Self-Sabotage
    4. How Outcomes Mirror Expectations
    5. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  11. 4: The “No-Willpower” Myth
    1. Programmed for Self-Defeat
    2. Breaking the Failure Pattern
    3. Life Lessons Learned on Roller Coasters
    4. Anticipating the Naysayers
    5. Dare to Declare
    6. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  12. 5: Time-Release Motivators
    1. Success in Stages
    2. Road Map for a Dream
    3. Rites of Passage
    4. Quiet Time
    5. The Reward Trap
    6. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  13. MACROSKILL THREE: ProjectionLinking Today with Tomorrow
  14. 6: Living with One Foot in Tomorrow
    1. When Time Isn’t Money
    2. What Macros Teach Us about Saving Time
    3. Tortoises and Hares
    4. Where Lessons of the Past Meet Expectations of the Future
    5. Gifts to Your Future Self
    6. Scenic Dead-Ends
    7. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  15. 7: When Short-Term Needs Clash with Long-Term Goals
    1. Grabbers and Anticipators
    2. Equilibrium by Evolution, Not Revolution
    3. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  16. MACROSKILL FOUR: Inclusion Getting Others Involved
  17. 8: Turning Resistance into Support
    1. The Roots of Defensiveness
    2. Fixing Problems, Not People
    3. Asking, Not Telling
    4. Turning a Personal Mission into Communal Property
    5. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  18. 9: Turning Support into Participation
    1. What’s Leadership Got to Do with It?
    2. A Formula for Taking the Lead
    3. Ambassadors at Large
    4. The Sublime Paradox
    5. Protecting the Aspirational Field
    6. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  19. MACROSKILL FIVE: Application Cultivating the Dreamcrafting Habit
  20. 10: The Power of Little Things to Make a Big Difference
    1. Fractals: Little Aspirations within the Big Aspiration
    2. The Unpredictability Factor
    3. Application Supreme
    4. GALLERY OF DREAMCRAFTERS
  21. Notes
  22. Index
  23. About the Authors
  24. Also available from the authors of Dreamcrafting
  25. Berrett-Koehler Publishers