DREAM PLANNING LITERACY: The 4 Rs: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & Dream Planning
What is Dream Planning Literacy? Well, remember the 3 Rs—the basic standard for education? This was an expression originating in the early 1800s. This concept referred to basic formal education skills which included reading, writing and rendering (arithmetic). However, the world of learning has changed since then. Because of this, I think it makes good sense to add a few items to the literacy list. Therefore, reading, writing, arithmetic are not enough for a complete education defined in the 21st century. As a result, I would like to suggest we exchange arithmetic for computer skills, as well as, add dream planning skills.
Personal Transformation is Missing in Education
To include dream planning as a fourth skill could seriously enhance anyone’s education, and prepare them to be successful in life. Many people such as Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln (left school at 12), and Wolfgang Puck, did not finish high school. Additionally, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs were all college dropouts. These highly successful people are examples of those who understand the importance of personal transformation and how to bring their dreams to reality.
Although they did not finish their education you can bet they knew the 3 R’s. Indeed, they also certainly knew dream planning. How important is it for people to learn how to make a plan and set that plan in motion? With the ability to read, write, and wield the skill of dream planning, success of every kind is assured.
What is Dream Planning?
Dream planning is a term coined by Deborah S. Nelson, author of the Dreams to Reality Series. The dream planning concept teaches how to identify a dream; create a story, and then publish a dream planning book. This vision board book becomes a roadmap to your personal transformation and success.
Ten Steps from Dreams to Reality
This dream planning curriculum is suitable for those with a 7th education, and starts by to identifying a simple dream. The next step is to verbalize that dream in the form of a self-published dream plan book. Some of the steps in this process are Step 1: Launch Your Courage, Step 2: Drive Your Desires, Step 3: Free Your Imagination, Step 4: Stage your Dream. Lastly, Step 7, 8, and 9 teach how to create and publish the dream plan book. Once you receive your dream plan book, you’ll have the first physical manifestation of the dream entering the stage of your reality.
Learning Digital Publishing
Learning how to publish a book online, even a simple dream planning book, can be useful training for people entering the job market.
The skills learned when publishing a dream plan book include, organizational, project management, writing, design, personal transformation, and planning skills. Importantly, these type of skills can enhance a person’s marketability. Ms. Nelson, Author of The Newest Secret, and the Author Your Dreams Series, even suggests writing a book in your field to bring to your next job interview!
Learning Do-it-Yourself Publishing
Once a person learns how to create a simple dream plan book, their next step may be to write and publish a book in their area of expertise. Notably, digital publishing offers the option to print one book; and publishing that book could emulate the PhD level. Therefore, you can open the doors to career positions previously not attainable.
The Newest Secret, Introduction to Dream Planning and the Author Your Reality Workbooks
Ms. Nelson has lead private courses, along with personal coaching in personal transformation through self-publishing for ten years. She offers this unique system as a Do-It-Yourself text and workbook, available on Amazon books for about $40. Take the quiz which helps you discover your author within. In addition, the three workbooks, Author Your Dreams, Author Your Career, Author Your Book, assist those who want to tune in on specific dream areas. Finally, as we approach the New Year, this book series may be the way to write a new story about yourself–as well as to fuel your personal transformation for the New Year.