Phyllis Law - January 2020

SUDOKU BREAK Solution on pg. 4

Live Your Dream I attended a conference recently to work on my business. At lunch, I met one of the event vendors who was sitting at my table. It would end up being one of those chance meetings that would change the course of my life. He went on to explain that he is hired by companies to work with their employees to identify their dreams and create plans to reach those dreams. The theory is that if employers invest in the dreams of their employees, they will be loyal to the company and fully vested in the mission of the organization, thereby delivering a better product to clients. Now, that got me thinking … The dream manager told me about realizing his own dream. He explained how he and his wife loaded up their minivan one day with all five of their kids, all under age 14, and headed for the road. They had a dream to travel the country with their family, so they did it. They decided to work through all the obstacles. They home- schooled their kids. They made sure wherever they “stayed” was close to an airport so he could continue to work. He was a quiet, unassuming guy, but when he told me what he did, my jaw dropped. He was a dream manager. What?

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He said it was the best year of his life.

And you knowwhat happened next? He asked me about my dream. Well, that took me a minute. I told him I wanted to rent a summer house at the beach or the lake. He asked if I imagined my kids there with me. Of course, I said yes. Then came the bombshell question: “How old is your oldest child?”


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● 2 lbs cabbage

“He’s 15,” I replied.

● 4 tsp fine sea salt

The dream manager said, “So, you have two, maybe three more chances?


That stopped me dead in my tracks. I realized the time is now. So, I immediately set out to execute a plan to get it done. In addition, I asked each of my employees at to identify their dreams. We all committed to working together to realize their dreams. We know this investment in the team will ultimately benefit our clients and further our firm mission of brokering second chances.

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● Jar

● Lid with airlock

• ● Something to weigh down cabbage, ideally made of a nonreactive material like glass


I encourage each of you to do the same. Identify your dream, write it down, and set out a detailed plan to make it happen. Don’t let it pass you by. Good luck!

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