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Updates & Inspiration – BDG Story

UPDATES & INSPIRATION

Puppies with a Purpose

Puppies with a Purpose

We made our way to Waverly, Iowa this week and returned to Wartburg College for a BIG Dream Gathering.  We did things a little bit differently by kicking off the day with the BIG Dream Gathering. This event was part of Wartburg’s orientation kickoff so the room was...

Dream Boost Scholarship Winners – Winter 2018

Dream Boost Scholarship Winners – Winter 2018

Announcing our two new Dream Boost Scholarship Winners! Congratulations to Javon and Rebecca! We love your dreams and we’re so excited to give your dreams a boost! Javon and Rebecca will both be receiving $2,500 to put towards their dream! Plus, they’ll be...

Dream Boost Scholarship Finalists

Dream Boost Scholarship Finalists

The BIG Dream Gathering got it’s start back in 2006 when one of my big dreams was on the ropes.  I was out of time, out of options and out of money but thanks to the much needed encouragement and support that came from that first BDG, my dream got the boost it...

Jon Mero – Advice for dreamers!

Jon Mero – Advice for dreamers!

Jon Mero’s audition for the Voice 2017 is this week! When you watch it… you’ll see how much of a natural Jon is on stage. His presence… his moves… and of course… his voice. (If you haven’t seen it… check it out below.)...

Thank You, Drake!

Thank You, Drake!

Today we did some dreaming in Des Moines, Iowa. The dream team returned to Drake University for the second year in a row! It’s always fun when we can come back to a campus a year later and see what dreams have taken shape. We kicked off our morning with American...

Thank You Purdue!

Thank You Purdue!

We had an amazing BIG Dream Gathering at Purdue University! Here’s a video to show you how we spent our day at Purdue…     We wanted to say a BIG thank you to all of our amazing volunteers at Purdue University, our campus sponsors, and to our...

A Dream with Sole

A Dream with Sole

Mitch had the chance to interview the founder of WILCOX Boots, Peter Nichols on today’s DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast. Peter has a story that will motivate you to go after that BIG idea as soon as you finish this episode.  After a fateful afternoon in rainy...

Thank You, Drake University!

Thank You, Drake University!

Thanks so much for dreaming BIG with us tonight. A special shoutout to our awesome volunteers for making it all possible! Here’s a recap of our day in Des Moines: Please share the video to keep the ripple effect going. Be sure to tag your event photos with...

How to Raise BIG Dreamers

How to Raise BIG Dreamers

In honor of Father’s Day, this solocast discusses the importance of raising your kids to be weird! Mitch dives into why parents should encourage their parents to be weird, because it is the “weird ones” that change the world. These dreamers and doers...

Start Ups and BIG Dreams

Start Ups and BIG Dreams

Mitch met Mike Meyers when he participated in a BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago a few years ago.   Mike was a total rock star and stood out from the crowd.  He posted a number of big dreams… but one in particular involved a business idea that he had. He was still a...

One of Mike’s BIG Dreams…

One of Mike’s BIG Dreams…

We love to share updates on BIG Dreams that have been posted at BIG Dream Gatherings. Mike Myers attended a BIG Dream Gathering as a part of Succeed Faster last summer. This is his update… in his own words.   “When we were at Succeed Faster this past...

One of Eric’s BIG dreams… accomplished!

One of Eric’s BIG dreams… accomplished!

When people post dreams on the walls… sometimes they’re complicated and sometimes they’re simple. Eric Scrivner attended a BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago this past summer. He posted a number of big dreams… but one of them was a life long dream...

One of John’s big dreams…

One of John’s big dreams…

John Cheatem came to a BIG Dream Gathering in 2010 and posted some of his dreams about music. Since he talked with us about his big dream he’s continued to take steps toward that dream everyday. He even took one of the “leaps of faith” he mentioned...

One of Megan’s BIG Dreams…

One of Megan’s BIG Dreams…

When Megan attended her first BIG Dream Gathering in Chicago… she admitted to not being sure what her big dreams might be. But she gave herself permission to dream. She started by posting about a dream involving an internship. Then she posted another dream about...

One of Sean’s BIG dreams…

One of Sean’s BIG dreams…

Sean Moore works for ACT. He’s an awesome dad, hubby and member of his small community. And… he had a dream. That dream was to form a band… and rock the house. Now that may sound a little simple… and it would be fine if it was. We want to celebrate all kinds of...

BIG dreams. Pure awesome.

BIG dreams. Pure awesome.

We held a BIG Dream Gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina. As people were busy posting dreams, a man approached me. He was professionally dressed. High and tight. Buttoned up. Blue oxford shirt, perfectly ironed khakis and wire rimmed glasses. He started to hand me his...

One of Calvin’s BIG Dreams

Videographer Calvin Johannsen has attended a number of BIG Dream Gatherings. But at one particular BDG in San Antonio… he posted a dream about climbing Mnt. Kilimanjaro. Once he got his dream sheet back… he started to make a plan. He put a budget together....

Melissa’s big dream update

Melissa’s big dream update

When WIBW’s own Melissa Brunner came to cover the BIG Dream Gathering in Topeka, Kansas… she not only told the story of the BDG, she got into the spirit of the gathering! As she did… she posted a few of her own big dreams… including the idea of...

One of Jeff’s big dreams…

One of Jeff’s big dreams…

Here’s  one of Jeff’s big dreams in his own words… Getting my girlfriend and I back to Rome, where we met, was one of the dreams that I put on the wall at the BIG Dream Gathering in San Antonio. Not only that… but Jeff wanted to surprise her...