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Dreaming with Purpose

As we look towards the future of BNI®, we must recognize that the road forward is paved by leaders who Dream Big. But how do we separate a Dream from fantasy; how do we make Dreams achievable?

The simple answer is that we stay true to our purpose. By doing this, and focusing on our most profound dreams, we enhance our lives and transform the lives of others around us.

BNI Leaders at this year’s Global Convention learned this first-hand when they were treated to an exclusive presentation from visionary thought leader and best-selling author, Marcia Wieder. As founder of the Meaning Institute and CEO of Dream University, Marcia has taught people to create and live fulfilling lives for over 30 years.

Her message, powerful and inspirational, reminds us that while it’s vital to have a concrete strategy and action plan in place, don’t act on them too quickly. Dreaming Big is about swinging for the fences, but it requires commitment and passion. If you don’t have these, then you’re at risk of compromising your dreams down to what you think is realistically possible.

That’s also why articulating a clear direction and expressing belief in yourself is so essential. If you have clarity on what you want, confidence in yourself and chose action over fear, then you’ve taken the first step to making your Dreams achievable.

Lastly, if you have a clear vision, driven with a clear purpose, you’ll attract others to your cause. A strong support network provides a strong foundation for your Dreams.

Marcia’s message, timeless and inspirational, is a powerful reminder that no dream is too big. 

A Message from Marcia

BNI began with a Dream; one that would change the way how the world does business.

With a global network in over 70 countries, your passion and commitment have made that Dream a reality. By sharing it the world, and inviting others into your network, lives are being transformed in a positive and purposeful manner.

And while it all starts with a Dream, it’s critical that you take action. That’s why the most important thing that you takeaway is that Dream is a verb. Yes it’s also a noun but in taking action on your dreams you make them real.

And one more thing…

If you have a Dream, whether personal or professional, I want you to take the first step to making it a reality. Within one week, think about the one action step that you can take towards achieving that dream. Once you have decided what that step its, take it… no matter what. Don’t compromise your dreams. 

A Gift from Marcia

As you think about what action you can take, Marcia would like to leave you with a gift, a link to her recent Tedx talk  – “Why Just Dreaming is Not Enough“ and how critical it is to take action.

In addition to this compelling video, you’ll also find 10 valuable steps on how to make Dreams come true. Click here to access this exclusive content.

If you would like to contact Marcia directly to explore speaking opportunities, you can contact her at

About Marcia Wieder

For over 30 years, Marcia Wieder has been CEO of Dream University, impacting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. As a long-established thought leader on visionary thinking she founded and leads, The Meaning Institute, where she teaches people to create and live fulfilling lives. She’s been a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, writes for Huffington Post and is the author of 15 books. Her newest, DREAM: Clarify & Create What You Want premiered at #4 on the Wall Street Journal best seller list and was #1 of all non- fiction books and #1 in 10 countries on Amazon.

She appeared as an expert often on “Oprah” and was featured in her own PBS-TV show called “Making Your Dreams Come True”. She taught at Stanford’s Business School and as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she assisted 3 U.S. presidents. She is a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative supporting the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners. She served on boards for Make- A-Wish and the Unstoppable Foundation, where she helped finance and build 14 schools in Kenya. She is a long-standing member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council with many other luminaries in this field.


“Marcia’s right! You have to be able to identify what you really love and really want, before you can get it.”

Oprah Winfrey


“Marcia is the best Dream Coach on the planet. With her help, I’ve taken my life to a whole new level.”

Jack Canfield



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