The Secret I’ve Been Holding Onto for Months

Back in September of 2013, I was approached to be part of a special project. As part of this project, a team would come to my house, interview me, follow me around in my daily life and then do an exposé. The team was part of Marie Forleo’s B-School, and the project is called Live Your Dream. Today, I’m proud to say that I can finally share the results with you.

Before I do, I want to give a little backstory, because as I’ve mentioned a few times in the past, if you put something out into the Universe, sometimes it answers you back in spades.

Every year, just before B-School opens, the Forleo team releases a bunch of videos and case studies for their Live Your Dream project. A year ago, when I enrolled in B-School, and I was starting to get active into the private Facebook group for B-Schoolers, I tossed up a post in the forum, stating quite confidently that I was going to be the first male featured in the Live Your Dream videos. I said it almost flippantly because at the time, B-School was predominantly women to an almost extinction level for the men—less than half of 1%.

Sometime in May last year, the B-School team announced that if we wanted to apply for Live Your Dream, the applications were open for a short period of time. The problem was that I was in a bit of a sticky place right when that happened. I was struggling between my day job, the business, and the family life—it wasn’t going smoothly. Then I got laid off.

Suddenly I had plenty of time to get my shit into gear. On nearly the last day to apply for the Live Your Dream project, I sent in my application on a whim. Months went by and I heard nothing. By August, I figured they had picked everyone for the project already and I was not part of the mix. Bummed, but resilient, I moved on. Then the email came.

At the end of August, I was contacted Marie’s right-hand, Louise. I had been accepted into LYD! The clouds parted, the heavens rang out, and all was right with the world. Through a series of emails, we scheduled a time for her and the video team to come hang out with me and the family.

“It’s going to be great fun, Dave, but you can’t tell anyone.”

The proverbial “wah-waaaaaahh” played in my head for a moment, but I resigned myself to the rules. I was allowed to share with a few key folks, but nothing widespread until B-School opened again. Well, it’s open and now I get to share this video with you.

Please enjoy, and when you’re done, make sure you come back here and tell me what you thought of it. 

dave-conrey-live-your-dream-bschool-testimonial(Clicking the image above takes you to a separate page where you can watch the videos.)
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  • Uncle Beefy

    Well done, Dave! And congratulations! Thanks for continuing to be a great source of inspiration!

    • Dave Conrey

      Well, thanks, um, Mr. Beefy. I appreciate that. Digging your blog as well. Already shared it with a friend who I think will love it.

  • Karyn

    Thanks for sharing your story Dave!! Keep pushing and inspiring those who aren’t quite there yet. I’ve been watching Marie for over two years, but still haven’t taken the plunge to live the “secure” job but I’m really close. Thanks again!

    • Dave Conrey

      Keep pushing, Karyn. We’re never completely ready to take that leap, so we have to step out at some point and have faith in the process. That being said, we never want to step out into open sky without some reassurance that someone or something will be there to catch us. In other words, you have to define your safety net, but at some point you’re going to feel like you’re really close, and you’ll want to pull back or doubt your readiness. That’s when you know you’re ready.

  • Sabrina Bolin

    Just saw this Dave and LOVED hearing your story. Even more than that? I love being part of that community that tells you to shut up whenever you forget how awesome you are ;).

    Thanks for being an inspiration for all of us B-schoolers!

    • Dave Conrey

      Haha, yep, I’m glad I got you all to keep me in check. Thanks, Sabrina. You mean the world to me.

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