The Book

The Book

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Build Your Dreams: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, hit bookstores everywhere July 9, 2013.

Our career guide will teach you to identify your dreams, dismantle mental roadblocks, seize control of your schedule, find financing for your passion project, persist through setbacks, and earn a living doing what you love.

More About Build Your Dreams

The Dream Share Project, a documentary film and career workshop created by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, has inspired thousands of college students across the U.S.

In Build Your Dreams, Chip and Alexis transform their program into the ultimate career guide for a generation seeking passionate work. Through essays, anecdotes, exercises, tasks, and illustrations, Build Your Dreams offers a unique 5-stage framework (using the acronym DREAM) for 20-somethings to make a living doing what they love:

  1. Discovery: This stage helps the reader unearth their passions and explores eight ways to test-drive a dream.
  2. Research: Teaches how to break a big vision down into actionable and measurable mini-goals.
  3. Embark: Offers guidance on financing a dream by providing Millennial-friendly expense-slashing techniques.
  4. Adapt: Utilizing anecdotes and exercises, this stage helps the reader surmount pitfalls on the path to their dream.
  5. Maintain: Focuses on teaching the reader how to make their dream profitable.

Interactive, achievable, and enlightening, Build Your Dreams is the ultimate career guide for 80 million young people born between 1982 and 2001 who are poised to transform their passions into a fulfilling career and lifestyle.



Click here to learn more about our publisher, Running Press.