Aligning Your Dreams With Your Job

WITH Ira Davis


What would you choose to do if you had to completely shift your life? Would you focus on your true calling? All too often our jobs get in the way of our dreams. This is a shame because what you do for work has all the potential to align with your higher calling. But it’s up to you to intentionally create this.

Today, I’m thrilled to be joined by Ira Davis, one of the original Studio Sherpas students. As a former Marine Corps drill instructor, the founder and CEO of DreamDiver and IV I II Studios, Ira works to help people discover their stories and inspire others. His companies are designed to help aspiring pioneers, visionaries, and world-changers discover their purpose and dive into their dreams to impact the world. 

As filmmakers, we are uniquely positioned to share our vision with the world. At the same time, we often get sidetracked creating for others. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this. We all have to earn an income and keep our businesses running. However, ignoring your own visions means that you risk sharing with the world with your own special vision and genius. 

Ira passionately explains what happens when you create from the soul, rather than from some material need. If you commit to this, you’ll find that your work resonates deeper with the right audiences. It will lead to more fulfilling opportunities down the road.

Throughout this conversation, we reevaluate what success means. Being able to put food on the table is one type. So is fulfilling the mission that you feel called to do. Ira explains how these two don’t need to be exclusive of each other. Turning your dream into a livelihood isn’t easy, but the rewards are beyond priceless

What is your dream? How can you take your business there? Let’s chat in the comments below!

In this Episode

  • Deciding how you truly want to show up with your lens
  • Balancing the needs of making money with fulfilling your dream vision
  • Having bigger dreams for yourself and your video business
  • Recognizing that income stops your impact
  • Why inspiration is more powerful than motivation
  • What happens when you build your company on a dream that’s bigger than yourself


3:05“There’s never been a better time in the history of our lives where we have the time to stop moving at one hundred miles an hour to focus on who we have been called to be and what we have been called to do and create.”
18:55“If you get the opportunity to do this, you are playing the infinite game. The finite game is money. The infinite game is transforming and moving people’s hearts and souls. Now, and even after I’m dead, will this thing live on?”
23:59“When you dream bigger than yourself, it will attract people who want to join you and push it to the stratosphere.”
40:59“Just because you have the purpose to create great content, doesn't mean that you’re the content creator.”
46:53“A person without a dream is a person without direction for their life. If you don’t have a dream, where are you going?”



Ryan Koral

Ryan Koral is an entrepreneur, producer and business strategist from Tell Studios, a video production agency with a big heart for authentic stories that build brands and inspire action. He’s a husband (mostly happily for like 16+ years), has 3 kiddos, and has an annoying – but infectious – laugh.

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