What Are You in Your Alter Ego?

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ Goethe


The idea of making your dream world become a reality in big & small ways seemed fitting for the month of Halloween, of course, the season of adopting an alternative persona.

Be Your Own Super-Hero!

(I for one, often call on my spidy sense when working with clients!)


I’ve been inspired by several friends of mine that are taking their dreams literally on the road, and not just for test drives.  They are behind the wheel, directing their lives boldly down the yellow brick road & their own idea of Oz.

If I had a lot more guts, and a slightly better singing voice, in another life I might do what my friend Ryan is doing.  He’s a musician taking a borrowed RV, his approximately 14,000 guitars, computers, speakers & what-not , and his navigator, a labradoodle named Chloe, who also moonlights as their blogger, out on the road for his first performance tour. Oh, and his wife Katie, a professional photographer who will document the tour, and do shoots for other bands along the way, gets to go, too!  I had the priveledge of being at Ryan’s debut performance here is St. Petersburg.  He had never played in front of a crowd before.


That took some wicked courage – and self belief – I’d say.


Ryan, and Katie, (and Chloe) are following their dreams.  They’ve been planning and systematically working towards this goal for the last 9-12 months — and now they’re off!  They hit the road recently, and I couldn’t be prouder – or more inspired.


What have you always wanted to be, or do?    Who’s your alter ego?


Entertaining these dreams can lead to maybe a new career direction, or, in the spirit of Entrepreneurial October, perhaps a side business and extra income source as talked about in the recent blog posts Multiple Profit Centers for Job (and Life) Satisfaction & Security and Being a Crafty Income Earner.


Go play dress up – literally (it is Halloween, after all!), or at least  in your mind, let the dreaming and plotting begin. Take a test drive, at least – start blazing the trail to your fantasy life, & name it Reality Lane.


Take inspiration from those around you that are setting an example and showing it can indeed be done.


Who in your life is doing it?  How did they start?  What was their first step?  How can you follow in their footsteps on your own path to more fulfillment?


Begin it now . . .


(Maybe I’ll become a professional pumpkin carver?  Or, maybe not . . . )


1 thought on “What Are You in Your Alter Ego?”

  1. I love this post!  Too many don’t take the risk and then wish they had. nothing to fear but fear itself!  I like the quote, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  Very nice!  John

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