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IPAEN: A 5-Step Strategy for Realizing Your Dreams

IPAEN A 5Step Strategy for Realizing Your Dreams
Do you have a dream? In order to take your dreams from thought to reality, you need a strategy. So, we've developed Imagine-Plan-Act-Evaluate-Nurture (IPAEN), a 5-Step, winning strategy for manifesting your dreams.

The IPAEN method is a practical course in making your dreams come true. But we don't want you to go it alone. We want you to tell us all about what your dreams and goals are then help you keep them on track.

What do you want your life to look like in the next month, year or decade? Maybe you want to start a business, go back to school and earn an advanced degree, travel to far off countries, or fulfill your lifelong dream of becoming an actor.

The IPAEN strategy will show you how to overcome obstacles to your success such as money, time, age or physical condition.

Here are the basic steps and concept of how IPAEN works:

IMAGINE - define a goal clearly and understand the core desire or motivation of the goal. Are your dreams in alignment with your soul's purpose?

PLAN - develop a strategy for achieving the goal and identify what tasks and information you want to gather to start putting your plan into action.

ACT - put the plan into action by making tangible, measurable efforts to do at least one activity that moves you in the direction of your goals every day.

EVALUATE - analyze the status or results of your daily actions, and evaluate them to see where you are on track and where you may need to revise your plan.

NURTURE - keep your dream in motion by continuously putting your attention, efforts and energy into it. Nurture and maintain your focus to keep your vision strong and thriving long into the future.

The IPAEN method offers more than instructions for reaching any goal. It is a toolbox for changing your mindset, breaking down barriers and removing self doubt.

Whether it's building castles in the sand or touring the castles of the world, no dream is out of reach if you follow the IPAEN method.

The series will explore one step in the process each month and run from May 2014 through October 2014. That gives your dreams six months to manifest into reality, or at least to be well on their way to becoming real.

So, join us next month as we show you how to inspire your dreams, the first step toward taking them from words on a page to living, breathing reality.

We'll give you advice and exercises that will help you apply each step to your specific vision as you go along. And we hope you'll share your goals with us by writing them in our comments section.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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IPAEN Step 1: Free Your Imagination to Realize Your Truest Self
IPAEN Step 2: Plan for Achieving Your Goals
Written by Kim Alyce Steffgen
With a background in journalism and marketing communications, Kim's wordsmithing reflects a love of language that brings spice to many ads, articles, banners, and videos. To that spice she adds her passion for herbs, plants and alternative health.
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I can't find a link for the 5th step Nurture. Does anyone have it?
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As I learn to be the owner of my dreams and create them in my daily life, I most certainily need an action plan. This will be a great way to upgrade my potential and become the designer of my life! See you each step of the IPAEN series!
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Very timely!  I am in the process of assessing my next steps for my dream.  Thank you!  
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Great timing! Just sat down today and looked at the timeline to create a BBC, and this timeline is perfect. Can't wait to find out more about inspire.
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Thank-you very much. I am totally happy with the way things r going and can't wait 'till they get even better, great advice Love to all, martial arts aren't scary to me anymore love to try its awesome totally I can see a change already
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Laura, I remember being scared to death of martial arts also when I first began. But it wasn't long before I realized what I really feared was my own power. Dahn Mu Do shows us how to manage the awesome energy contained within all of us. What else do you have lined up for making your life even better; what's the next 'change' you'd like to see?
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