Barbara Sher has come up in my thoughts lately. She is an expert in helping people to achieve their dreams. I remember seeing her on PBS during one or two of their fund drives long ago. I wondered what she was up to and well, if she was still alive. She was an older lady back then so, you know, stuff happens.
Maybe that’s why I hadn’t looked her up on the internet. I was afraid she might have passed away.
But then this video popped up on my YouTube feed.
It’s a TedX video and it’s about 20 minutes long. In it Barbara Sher tells the story of how she used to run “encounter groups” and how that grew into something else entirely.
I love how she is so down to earth. She’s a bit different from Tony Robbins.
What is your dream? What is your obstacle? How much simpler could it be?
I just looked her up on Wikipedia. She is almost 82 years old.
Her latest book is called “Refuse to Choose” and according to Wikipedia “is a step-by-step program designed for “scanners”, people with many interests who are unable to decide on a single direction for their lives”.
Is that me in a nutshell or what? I will have to check that out. I suffer from too much scanning and not enough focusing in case you couldn’t tell.
And the point of this blog post is? No seriously I wasn’t trying to sell you a book or anything.
I will find my tribe and we will build our dreams together. Yes, we will.
I am not convinced by my last statement, but I am getting closer to being convinced.
I realize that trying to tackle my challenges on my own has been an abysmal failure and I’ve got to try a new strategy.