On June 27, I had the honor of speaking in Nashville at the same conference as New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff. It’s called the Launch Out conference, and it is for entrepreneurs. It is for builders. It is for dreamers.
If you’ve ever been around someone who sprints toward his dreams, then you know he’s absolutely insane. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing can stop him. He will accomplish his goals because he knows no other way to live.
So I thought, maybe we could learn a thing or two from a dreamer.
1. How do you get momentum? Go do stuff. — Casey Lewis @caseynlewis
2. Stress is no way to live. — Matt Lovell @themattlovell
3. Hope is the original fear-puncher. — Jane Tuttle @janeatuttle
4. You are building something worth sinking for. — Kelsey Humphreys @kelseyhumphreys
5. Failure is not an option. It’s inevitable. — Randy Langley @randyglangley
6. Don’t do perfect work. At no point in our lives will we ever do perfect work. — Ralph Edwards @ralphcedwards
7. When you know your purpose, you can push pause without losing your story. — Sarah Harmeyer @neighborstable
8. I’m not just a storyteller. I am story. — Ronne Rock @ronnerock
9. We used to use social media to document moments. Now we use it to create moments we can document. — Jon Acuff @jonacuff
10. No matter what you hear around you, let this anchor ground you. You have things to do. You are more than enough. — Kinda Wilson @kindawilson
11. When you run out of excuses to leap, you have no excuse not to leap. — David Dollar @davedollar
12. Don’t have a webinar about blue cars and talk about motorcycles the whole time. — Amy Campbell @theredchecker
13. Don’t rush the process. Learn to be awesome right where you are. — Tammy Helfrich @tammyhelfrich
14. We make to-do lists because we want to be efficient and effective. Why don’t we make to-be lists? — Matt Ham @matthamsr
15. Think of your hustle as a farm, not a factory. — Mike Loomis @mikeloomis
16. The voice of the critic does not matter. — Jerrod Murr @jerrodmurr
17. I hope you work the way you live. — Bill Seybolt @cyb01t
18. Make it impossible to forget about your dreams. — Jennifer Kaufman @jnkaufman
19. Your unique perspective matters. — Alice Sullivan @alicewrites
20. (On value pricing vs. hourly pricing) Why should I penalize myself because I’m good? — Eric Deeter @ericdeeter
An expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business owners every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has edited over 300 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books. She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, The Rotting (in Shivers in the Night), and her novel-in-progress, The Suicide Tree. She lives in Oklahoma with her two dogs, Chanel and Wednesday.