EPISODE

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How to Discover Your Purpose in Order to Live Your Dream

WITH Ira Davis

Overview

For so many of us, doing this work is our dream. The fact that we get to pick up a camera and film the important moments in people’s lives and tell incredible stories is what drives many of us. For others, the dream looks different. Today’s guest helps us identify our dreams so that we can start taking meaningful action towards them today.

Key Takeaways

Don’t compare yourself to others. Their dreams and goals are different from yours. You are after different things, so any comparison will lead to disappointment. 

Once you know your dream, it’s time to create action by making a clear and compelling vision, creating tangible goals, having bold faith, and being relentless in your execution.

About Ira Davis

Ira Davis, a former Marine Corps Drill Instructor, is a skydiver, a dream development coach, and the founder of the transformational coaching company “The DreamDiver Company” and the documentary production company “IV I II Studios” (pronounced Four One Two Studios). Both companies are on a mission to inspire the world to live a life of purpose and to dive for their most audacious dreams.

Your Dreams Are Unique Because You Are Unique

Ira wants us all to recognize that everyone’s dream is different. This is important to remember when you find yourself drawing comparisons to others. Their dream is different from yours. So why are you comparing where you are to where they are?

When you work towards your dream, you immediately become a changemaker. If you follow directly in the paths of others in this industry, you will only maintain what’s already there. However, when you follow your purpose, you strive towards your unique dreams and goals. You will make changes by being authentically you.

Do The Work To Discover Your Dream

Even knowing what your dream actually is is difficult. Yet, a dream is what motivates us and improves us. It’s what keeps us alive. Throughout this conversation, Ira helps guide us in the process of identifying our purpose. 

Once you know your purpose, it’s up to you to start imagining the most complete and efficient solution to the problem you want to solve. If you didn’t have any limits to this solution, what would you do? The answer to this question is your dream.

What motivates you the most in life and in work? What is your dream? How can you take your business there? Leave a comment below!

 

In this Episode

  • Finding the way to your unique dream [7:35]
  • What it takes to be different in your field [12:50]
  • Taking the first steps towards your dream [20:50]
  • How to put dreams into action [28:33]
  • Why we often fail to take action towards our dreams [33:10]

Quotes

10:48“You have to understand that your path is your path. There are no two dreams that look alike…. It’s always unfair to compare your day one or your year two to someone else’s year twenty or year fifty.”
11:58“Dreamers change and shape the world. Maintainers sustain the world.”
18:37“You will never really know who you are and what you’re truly capable of until you begin to pursue a God-sized dream that’s deeply rooted in your purpose and is massively bigger than you.”
26:29“Dreams are born when a person gets pregnant with purpose.”

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Host

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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