THE DREAM MANAGER™
Session 1 - Your Essential Purpose
Your Essential Purpose In this introductory session, participants learn about the structure of The Program and discuss their specific hopes and expectations. To provide the foundation for The Program, the participants are invited to expand their list of dreams and review the various learning opportunities that are used throughout The Program.
Session 2 - The Architecture of Dreams
Participants learn how to develop a specific and measurable action plans to achieve their dreams in this session. The Dream Manager™ program challenges each participant to refine their target dream action plans and equips each participant with a framework to achieve dreams on their dream list. To set the stage for the future sessions, participants identify four target dreams to achieve.
Session 3 - Money and Your Dreams, Part I
Because each dream has a financial component and because so many participants select target dreams from the financial area, session three begins a two-part look at the financial area and each participant’s financial habits. This session explores the genesis of each participant’s feelings toward money and provides a quick diagnostic look at the participant’s financial reality. The main take-home activity is for each participant to create or refine their personal budget.
Session 4 - Money and Your Dreams, Part II
Continuing the focus on the financial area from Session 3, this session stretches participants to consider what it would take for them to secure financial freedom and challenges them to consider how much things really cost – in terms of both dollars and time in their life. To provide a baseline for future comparison, participants complete a personal net worth calculation as part of their take-home.
Benefit Session 5 - The Genius of Personality
Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® as a discussion tool, participants identify their personality type and explore how their type impacts their work, relationships, and energy. Participants review the report overview for their unique type and to look for ways in which their strengths and areas of opportunity emerge in their life.
Session 6 - Time and Energy
The session provides participants with an opportunity to look at how they spend their time and how they manage their energy. By completing a 24-hour time inventory, participants can better identify how they spend their time and look for activities to eliminate, reduce, or replace in effort to increase their energy. Discussion also challenges participants to identify the people, places, and activities that flood or drain their life with energy.
Session 7 - Physical Mastery
An exploration of diet, sleep, and exercise habits helps each participant identify ways in which they can become the-best-version-of-themselves in this session. Participants identify at least one new habit that relates to the physical area and are encouraged to focus on that habit as a take-home activity.
Session 8 - Emotional Mastery
Tailoring Matthew Kelly’s framework from The Seven Levels of Intimacy to the goals of The Dream Manager™ Program, this session helps individuals improve their relationships. The participant examines The Seven Levels of Intimacy Communication model and reviews connections to actual relationships in each level.
Session 9 - Intellectual Mastery
While some people do not feel that they are intellectual, questions are provided to help participants explore other ways to learn and grow beyond just traditional education. This session highlights the Program’s goal of helping each person become a life-long learner
Session 10 - Spiritual Mastery
This session explores how participants can nurture and grow in spirituality—whatever that might look like for each participant. Specifically, this session focuses on ways that we can better understand who we are and what our connection to the larger world is. For some participants, a particular faith practice is shared as a way in which they explore this area. For other participants, these pursuits are not mentioned or brought up. After exploring spiritual dreams for the participant, and how to grow in spirituality, the session concludes with a look at how spiritual disciplines can help create self-possession and ultimately, freedom.
Session 11 - Professional Mastery
Connecting the role that the professional area plays in our overall pursuit to become the-best-version-of-ourselves, participants explore professional dreams for their past, present, and future in this session. The curriculum helps participants develop specific and measurable action plans to achieve certain target dreams that are important to their professional growth and satisfaction.
Session 12 - Your Character is Your Destiny
As a way to identify growth from participating in the Program, session 12 begins with an inventory of ways in which each participant’s life is different in comparison to when they started with the Program. With the understanding that virtue is the ultimate organizing principle for us as humans, the participant explores the role that virtue plays in their life. Participants look for ways to grow in virtue and develop their character.