Keeping Your Eye On the Why with Dreampreneur Traci Bogan – Episode 84

January 20, 2014

Today’s episode we talk to Phil’s friend, Traci Bogan, who shares with us how she got on an airplane into the unknown on the 76th hour from making the decision to backpack around the world. She has backpacked 65,000 miles in six continents, traveling through 50 countries of her ongoing 100-country world adventure. Traci is the world’s first Dreampreneur and is on a mission to transform a million “Dreamers” into Dreampreneurs.

 

Watch the show (uncensored & unedited)

Share Some Shut Up Love –> Following your dreams is not a matter of cost or time–it’s a matter of courage and discipline. – @TraciBogan #shutupshow (click to tweet)

Fun Facts:

  • Traci ants to backpack through 100 countries in the world by age 50
  • Traci has currently traveled to 50 out of 100 countries at age 43
  • Her goal is to transform a million “Dreamers” into Dreampreneurs along the way by sharing her GPS (Goal Planning System)
  • She has personally passed out 12,000 “I AM A Dreampreneur” wristbands

Defining Shut Up Moment:

ON BEING BRAVE AND BOLD: The first big thing I did in my life was the Bogan Bill. I came out and forward that I was sexually abused as a child. I took the measure to increase the criminal statute of limitations for sex crimes on children, Senate Bill 556. Ultimately, two years later, the Assembly Bill 250 became the new Wisconsin law. It all started with me getting the ball rolling and all the people who jumped in to keep the ball rolling.

ON EXPLORING THE WORLD TO DISCOVER HER PURPOSE: I used to show up hungover or late for work. I remember having a revelation, I am more than this. Today is the day, I’m changing my life. Today is the day I’m taking back my power. Today is the day I am opening myself up to God and to the possibilities on what are before me and available to me. I called my friends in Hawaii and told them to take anything they want for free. All the trappings that 10 years living in a 3-bedroom home bring. I left Hawaii in the same  two suitcases I arrive in 10 year earlier.

Shut Up Tips:

I remember having a revelation, I am more than this. – Tracy

Today is the day, I’m changing my life. Today is the day I’m taking back my power. Today is the day I am opening myself up to God and to the possibilities on what are before me and available to me. – Traci

I sold my car in the Goodwill parking lot, the only one item I sold. I bought a map. Circled everywhere in the world I wanted to go. Got a backpack. And on the 76th hour from making that decision, I was on an airplane into the unknown. – Traci

None of this was fast. None of this is fun. None of this was easy. But that is the price I was willing to pay to follow and afford my dreams. – Traci

The more you put yourself up there and the higher you climb up the pole, the more you’re exposing your butt for the world to see and take shots at you. – Traci

Peel back the layers. Ask yourself 7 layers deep: why, why and why. – Traci

When people take the time to be mindful or conscious instead of asleep at the wheel in life, the answers start to come. – Traci

I woke up the next morning with the knowingness. It’s as if my life cracked in half and this part fell away and this other part shined. And I just knew I had to follow the light wherever that would lead me. – Traci

A Dreampreneur is one who has the unrelenting will to set, commit and achieve their goals and dreams so they can live an empowered life despite their fears, obstacles and opposition. – Traci

If you can’t dream big, you can still dream small and make an impact. – Phil

You can focus on the fear or focus on the faith. Take a chance and play big and play bold for 2014. – Traci

Following your dreams is not a matter of cost or time–it’s a matter of courage and discipline. – Traci

When you keep your eye on the “why,” the “what” doesn’t matter, and the “how” always shows up. – Traci

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