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Dream Within a Dream - How ♛ Olivia Lives a Dream Life through Writing
Dream Within a Dream - How ♛ Olivia Lives a Dream Life through Writing - Episode 106                                                       Sometimes what you find yourself doing is a Dream Within a Dream as is for ♛ Olivia. Pause and consider what life you’re living. Is it a dream? Is it a dream within a dream?.   Dream Within a Dream - How OLIVIA Lives a Dream Life through Writing with ♛ Olivia Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | Other Podcast Players   In this episode with ♛ Olivia, we talk about:   [] Do You Happen to Know [1:08] What happens after the I love you [] What is your Dream Deferred [16:36] My writing life is my dream deferred [] Who is in control of our happiness [27:28] You are in control of your own happiness   Transcript   Do you want more out of life? Are you ready to live boldly in pursuit of your dreams? Today’s episode sponsor is Deneen L. Garrett.  Deneen is a Passionate, Innovative, Executioner (P.I.E.) who elevates the voices of women of color and empowers them to Live a Dream Life (style) through podcasting and speaking. Deneen is a Women Motivational Speaker and the Creator & Host of the Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (Formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) Podcast, which she launched in 2020. Deneen specializes in helping women of color who want more out of life live boldly to create a dream life. Hire Deneen For: Keynotes | Speaking Engagements (Virtual) | Workshops | Fireside Chats | Podcast Interviews Signature Talks:  How to Live Living a Dream Lifestyle™ | How to Leverage LinkedIn to Grow Your Podcast (Business, etc.)   Hire Deneen to speak at your next event     Do You Happen to Know   What happens after the I love you So many get caught up in the I Love You’s and don’t think beyond this. In her writings, ♛ Olivia goes beyond this to reflect on what happens after. ♛ Olivia:  “I'm celebrating 33 years of marriage and we're still really good friends. I had to start looking at my relationship as this is my best friend. And when you think about getting past the I love you, it is difficult sometimes you have to continue to love somebody, especially after they disappoint you.” A healthy relationship needs commitment and willingness to be accommodating to each other's needs. Similarly we need to have the same commitment and willingness with ourselves to grow as empowered women of color.   What is your Dream Deferred   My writing life is my dream deferred A Dream Deferred is a dream delayed. ♛ Olivia: “My writing life is my dream deferred. I started out in the 80s as a journalist, and I wanted to do television news. But in the 80s, they didn't have, you know, people on the news that look like me.  So I did radio news and print news… In 2012, I left teaching, and I came home and my husband was like, Well, you've been teaching people to write for so long. Why don't you write? And so I wrote a little short story and self published it.” I ask about dreams deferred of all my guest paying homage to my late sister, author and poet Soltreu who wrote a novel entitled Dreams Deferred.   Who is in control of our happiness   You are in control of your own happiness So often we look externally to be happy. We think a new car, house or person will give us what only we can. ♛ Olivia: “The story can have a happily ever after. But it's up to you to be happy. Get on there and enjoy your life.” It is up to us to be happy. It is up to us to own our voices and power.     Memorable Quotes from ♛ Olivia “Maybe I'm limiting myself in allowing love to find me by having this preconceived notion of how it should be packaged.” “Are you still trying to be the woman in charge? Or are you trying to be the best woman you could be in support of this relationship?” “You are the captain of your own happiness ship.”     About Olivia ♛ Olivia is a USA Today Best Selling, Emma Award, and multiple award-winning author who loves a good laugh coupled with some steam, mixed in with a man and woman finding their way past the words of "I love you." An author of contemporary romances, she writes heartwarming stories of blossoming relationships filled with heart and humor. The Technicians, The Blakemore Files, and the Modern Mail Order Brides, are one clicks for thousands of readers. When Olivia is not writing, she enjoys quilting, playing Scrabble online against other word lovers and spending time with her family. She is an avid world traveler who writes many of the locations into her stories. Most of the time she can be found sitting quietly with pen and paper plotting more adventures in love. Olivia lives in Hephzibah, Georgia with her husband, son, grandson and snotty evil cat, Katness Evermean.   Learn more about her books, upcoming releases and join her bibliophile nation at   Subscribe to her email list at   Connect with ♛ Olivia: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: LinkedIn: Pinterest: TikTok: Amazon:   Other (Author) Episodes to Check out How Owning It Leads to Accomplishing Your Dreams You re not alone - Up for the Challenge  Defining Moments       About the Podcast   Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) is a podcast about women empowerment stories and for Women of Color who want more out of life. This show is for women who have had enough and want change, especially those who have been waiting to choose themselves and live boldly.  In each inspiring episode, hear from women from different backgrounds, countries, and ages who have embarked on personal journeys, sharing their stories of empowerment, overcoming, and their path to living a dream life (style).   Women of Color is a Top 5 Women of Color (searched) Podcast on Apple and a 35 Best Women Empowerment Podcasts by Feedspot.   My Podcast Coaching Journey:    Celebrate My Success Podcasting Tips for Black Podcasters The Power of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)   Deneen is committed to elevating the voices of WOC and empowering them to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ NOW!    Contact Deneen for speaking opportunities                                               
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