How to Plan Your Dream Life With Confidence and Purpose According to Shirley McAlpine

At some point throughout our lives, we have asked ourselves “is this all there is to life?” We have felt stuck and looking for a change, but unsure where to start. As people desire to change something about themselves, their lives or their surroundings they start to imagine what their dream life, dream car, dream vacation, dream business and many other things would be like. And how they could have a much happier and fulfilled life.

As 2020 comes to an end, it is important to find and fully understand your passion and purposes in life for a successful 2021. “While chasing after your dream life can be exciting and will allow you to be open to many possibilities, it is important to take time to design, execute and plan that dream life.” says Leadership Coach, Consultant Shirley McAlpine and Founder of Execute Your Dream program.  Shirley is dedicated to helping Black women access resources that help them live their lives by design not by default. Shirley created this program because she wanted to create a platform for women of color to feel empowered and help them create a clear roadmap that will allow them to live their ideal lives without barriers. 

Shirley McAlpine leverages more than 25 years of experience in leadership, consulting, individual performance and diversity, equity and inclusion to help women create their ideal lives. She has broken down five must-know tips in order to successfully plan, execute and fulfill your dream life and it all starts with a question.

Start Asking Questions

Many people do not know where to start, even if they are certain that they want to make a change in their life. If you feel like your dream is too big or unachievable, take a step back and ask yourself “What is my purpose for making this change?” With a clear intention, it’s easier to see what the steps are to achieving what you want.

Believe In Yourself

While planning and executing your dream life, there may be times where you lack confidence and feel like your dream is too far away. Doing the work to build your self-esteem is what’s needed in order to move forward. Your confidence is always waiting to be reclaimed – so reclaim it! With the right work, coaching, support and experiences, you will be inspired by your growth.

Say Your Daily Affirmations

Daily affirmations are important aspects of making your dream a reality. Why? Well  they encourage you to keep moving forward and seeing progress. Shifting your mindset from one of self-limiting beliefs to empowering possibilities will shift your experience and lead to improved results for your ideal life. Incorporating affirmations and mantras in your daily routine will reset your mind with the positive goals you want to achieve.

Surround Yourself With People Achieving Similar Goals

Surround yourself with people that are on the mission of also creating their ideal lives. Find like-minded individuals on the same journey as you, who understand your drive, motivation and want you to be successful in your dream life. It is essential to have a network of people that will help you succeed in crafting your ideal life, and give you new ideas and strategies to grow.

Your Dream Life Is Achievable

No matter what anyone says, your dream life is achievable. Don’t let anyone tell you differently – yes even you!! It’s so easy to be distracted by naysayers. With the right tools, training and support and a unique, personalized plan you will be excited, inspired and enthusiastic about yourself and your life. You are the creator of your own life and with passion and confidence your dream life is available to you.

These essential tips are important for all Black women that have ever felt stuck or seeking more out of life. If you know your dream life is waiting for you and you want to learn more about making it a reality, contact Shirley McAlpine by visiting her website at

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