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Apr 21, 2023

How can we take steps to accomplish our dreams? Today's guest, author and accomplished entrepreneur Victoria Duerstock, shares insights from her success journey on achieving your God-given destiny.

Victoria Duerstock is an award-winning author, multi-passionate creator, and founder of End Game Press. She founded her publishing company with a passion to create beauty, community, and lasting impact.

Victoria shares insights from her multi-career journey. She notes that when we follow the Lord, he puts the dreams in front of us and cultivates our growth process toward fulfillment.

We discuss how creatives might struggle to choose between many ideas. Duerstock lists the following steps to discern our best direction:

  1. Know your design.
  2. Decide between good and best. 
  3. Commit to saying "no" to anything less than best.
  4. Work with mentors and team members to discover your next steps.
  5. Consider how your decisions will affect you or cost you long term.
  6. Invest in the work God places on your heart and the mission he prompts you to pursue.

Victoria notes that we don't always know the scope of God-given dreams, but we can trust the one who does and take the next step forward.

Duerstock acknowledges the common fears many of us face, yet emphasizes the need to do our God-given work in spite of the fear. Victoria encourages us to keep in mind this is God's work.

We discuss courage and how to overcome discouragement. Duerstock lists the following keys to pursuing God-ordained purpose:

  1. Take time to rest.
  2. Community is vital.
  3. Recognize the supportive people necessary to accomplish a God-sized mission.

Victoria shares the common principles she discovered while interviewing successful entrepreneurs for her book, The Story of Good. While each business founder had a unique journey, the motivation to serve others echoed throughout all their stories. Duerstock defines a successful, divinely-ordained dream as one centered beyond self. "We might not be able to help everyone, but we can help someone."

We also discuss how to balance visionary or creative work with administrative, organizational tasks. Duerstock advises recognizing when you are most able to process certain types of tasks and set your schedule accordingly. Protect your visionary or creative time.

Connect with Victoria at https://www.victoriaduerstock.com/ and check out the coffee-table-worthy books published by her company at https://www.endgamepress.com/

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