15 thoughts on “Live Your Childhood Dreams”

  1. Steve,

    What an inspiring video! I remember when I was 4 years old and begged my parents to get me a typewriter. I dreamed of being a secretary…I kept that typewriter for many years and even started typing up a book with it. And now I’m doing what I love – writing!

  2. I know exactly how you feel, Steve. When I was little, I dreamt about making my own TV show. Not just any TV show, but a puppet show with kung fu fighting in it. That dream was realized when I made that video a few years ago. Of course, it wasn’t entirely the same as what I was thinking about back then. Still, it was a dream of many years (at least 10) came true. I’m happy for you. =)

  3. Hi, I’ve read a very intresting native american story which confirms what you’re saying :).

    In a Native American parable, the Creator gathers all the animals and says:’I want to hide something from humans until they are ready for it – the realisation that they create their own reality’.

    ‘Give it to me. I’ll fly it to the moon,’ says the eagle.

    ‘No, one day soon they will go there and find it.’

    ‘How about the bottom of the ocean?’ asks the salmon.

    ‘No, they will find it there too.’

    ‘I will bury it in the great plains,’ says the buffalo.

    ‘They will soon dig and find it there.’

    ‘Put it insinde them,’ says the wise grandmother mole.

    ‘Done’, says the Creator. ‘It is the last place they will look.’


    And the thing that I’ve found out is that I don’t have to have 1 dream, I can have plenty! By taking time to become rich so its possible to do all things you love to do, why choose one when u can choose plenty? The world is headed this way, check http://www.ronpaul2008.com if you don’t believe me.

    Thanks for sharing your video! It was inspiring! 😀
    Peace from Sweden!

  4. Very Inspiring!

    Dreams are very powerful. One of my childhood dreams was to buy a yellow Lamborghini.(i don’t have one) But on one of my birthday’s my parents bought me a toy yellow Lambo. I had to laugh at it because it was funny, but it would be nice to have the real thing.

  5. Very Very Cool Steve! I loved the video, loved the story… and I really loved the opening music!

    Thanks for a great dose of inspiration today.

  6. Thanks Steve, I loved the closing few sentences, very cool! Another trick for finding your dreams is to take note of what you spend time on, or what sort of books you read, or TV you enjoy. A lot of your daydreaming is your subconscious trying to tell you stuff. The pressures of life tend to crowd out the quiet time needed to just think, and be.

  7. Loved the video, and you got me laughing at the comments your wife made and the way you interjected them at the start (do more!). Powerful message. Thanks!

  8. Steve,

    The content was great. However, I think you make a poor visual impression. Your blog has an excellent, clean look to it and it’s obvious to me that you’ve spent some time trying it to look nice for specific reasons. Previously, I’ve imagined what you might look like and there was a big disconnect after watching the video. I’m not saying you’d have to dress up in a tie, but a casual collared shirt, a shave, or a hair-style would have made you’d look a lot better.

    Again, I think the content was great but I feel that I would do be doing you a great disservice by blithely giving you groupie-like praise. I think your future videos could be a lot better, and then they’d be very impressive, instead of okay.

  9. @Bart,

    I knew there was a danger of a disconnect. Thanks for the candid feedback. Most people don’t have the TV look. I suppose I am one of them. I thought I shaved, collars – maybe, and my hairstyle… I didn’t know I had enough hair left to style. 🙂 I think the biggest problem was delivery and lighting. But again thanks for the feedback.

  10. Video was good (and so was the content), though I think a brighter background would help the video’s overall quality.

  11. Also, while the video was good, I like to be able to read your content.

    When written…
    I can quickly skim to parts that interest me
    I don’t have to rewind (not easy to rewind only what you want)
    I can easily read it on mobile devices
    I don’t need flash (not available on all the computers I use)
    I can copy and paste to text file to organize ideas

    Written word is more “open” than a video, with a video you are limited to its applications where as written words can be very versatile.

  12. i think you did great Steve. You have a great speaking voice and come across as very genuine. Just as when you write stuff.

    A couple of suggestions (very picky stuff). As someone above mentioned, you could have chosen a better background. A white wall might not be ideal but just something that focus more on you than the background. I thought your video was of good quality but if you care about it , store it somewhere else than youtube. Like blip or revver. The difference is significant but the potential audience (at that site), is of course smaller. If you have something important to say, as you usually have, it might be a good idea to make some kind of text version as well (as someone also suggested). About the clothing, it doesn’t make much difference to me but dress towards the audience you aim for. If it’s corporate yuppies, wear a suit, if it’s aimed at geeks perhaps something different is appropriate. You decide.


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