Reflection- Get What You Want: Be Wealth-Ready! - re convo with Emerald Greenforest
Updated: Jul 29
“Remove the limits. Imagine what you want beyond your wildest dreams. Each day, do one thing to move towards that scene… something better will happen.” -Shirley Owens
Do you believe in the power of imagination? It’s having the power to create limitless possibilities. But as grown-ups, we undermine this power by succumbing to unproductive thoughts. This week, Shirley shares how to make your dream life come true. Tune in and have an amazing week of imagination!
00:43 Limitless Possibilities
04:15 Imagine Your Dream Life
04:43 “Remove the limits. Imagine what you want beyond your wildest dreams. Each day, do one thing to move towards that scene.” -Shirley Owens
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The Wealthy Life Mentor, Emerald Greenforest is the Founder and Lead Visionary of the Creative Age Consulting Group and an internationally known Speaker and Transformation Artist. Emerald is one of America's Premier Experts on creating conscious change and living a Wealthy Life by Design™. She is the creator of the Apple Top 50 ranked Men On Purpose Podcast, which she recently sold and the creator, executive producer and host of the Apple number one, internationally ranked Wickedly Smart Women Podcast. Emerald’s clients are high achieving leaders who are called to be the Vanguard of the creative age.
Shirley Owens: Hello and welcome back. Today, I'm reflecting on my conversation with Emerald GreenForest. My favorite part of our convo was when she brought up imagination. I've always had a huge imagination. When I was a little girl, I would sit for hours and daydream about what I wanted for my life. I really had the concept in my head that life could be different for me. I remember being really young and we were moving for, I dunno how many times, but we were in the car driving through the mountains with a U-Haul trailer attached to it. And there was a car behind us that I believe a friend was driving within another U-Haul. The one that we were driving was small and it had like clothing and necessities for us, seven kids and our parents. It might have been better too, but the one that he was driving had all of our pictures, any memorabilia that my mom and dad had collected over our lives. And I remember, all of the sudden, my mom yelling and the car coming to a stop, and the other U-Haul was all that we had gone off of a giant cliff. It had come attached from the other car, thankfully, but we all got out and it was super scary. And we stood at the side of that cliff looking down on all that we had gathered in life scattered everywhere. I know I was less than 10 years old, but seeing it all laying out like that, I remember there were a few moments where my heart was broken and I felt so sad for my mom and dad. And then I had a moment of, I guess we need to start over and create something new. I know I didn't have the exact words to describe it, but the feeling was there. I imagined a different set of memories on the ground.
“Remove the limits. Imagine what you want beyond your wildest dreams. Each day, do one thing to move towards that scene.” -Shirley Owens
I imagine that we could create a whole new life being a kid. I had no limits in my head stopping me from the possibilities we were super poor and my parents never really recovered from that. They, for sure, have limits and obstacles keeping them from it, and I feel like that was the same for most of my siblings too. I did, however, continue to create adventures and possibilities for myself. I would often think about that cliff and all of our stuff scattered. I still have like the visual in my mind of this giant picture frame that was like impaled by a rock, and our couch, and a bunch of pieces. And I remember that I would look at that in my head and I would change the scenery to different things, like different ideas of what my life would look like laying there on the ground, which is kind of a, I dunno, it's a little eerie. But for me, at that age, everything laying there was our life. And so I know that I have never given up on trying to do better and be better since then. And I couldn't be more grateful or blessed for the life that I have I am living right now.
So this week, I would have you look at the scenery of your life. Mentally, lay out all the pieces, furniture, the pictures, some memories to people, just lay them all out. Now, think about what you would change. What was your dream life look like? What if I told you that you could have that, because guess what? You can. Dig deep, remove the limits, imagine what you want beyond your wildest dreams. Each day this week, I want you to do one thing to move towards that scene, just one thing every day, I promise at the end of the week, something will be different, even better. I do love you all have and have an amazing week of imagination. I will see you next Tuesday.