The Dream Chaser: If You Don't Build Your Dream, Someone Will Hire You to Help Build Theirs
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Build your vision, work with purpose, and live the life of your dreams

The Dream Chaser shows you how to step out of the day-to-day grind and start creating the life you want. Does your daily effort at work build your dream, or someone else's? Do you do your job for the paycheck or the fulfillment? It's possible to have both, and this book shows you how to get there. The key is in following your passion and purpose. You have a natural-born talent—whether you know it or not—that can make the world a better place. You have a unique story and vision that can lead you to the life you love. Purpose-minded entrepreneurs are changing the world every day, living and working with passion and excitement. This book shows you how to stay focused on your goals, build a solid hands-on strategy, leverage your talents and abilities, and build a business that benefits the world.

Your ideal life is not going to appear out of the blue. You have to actively build it yourself; but first you need to realize just what you're capable of, and then you need to set yourself up for success. This guide shows you how to begin that journey of a lifetime. 

  • Follow your passion to achieve success
  • Play to your strengths in strategy and execution
  • Stay focused amidst distractions and obstacles
  • Build the life and business you've always wanted

Your dreams, goals, and purpose matter, and it's time to start making them a priority. When you work from a place of passion, drive and strength come from within; you become an unstoppable force, and every day is an adventure in its own way. The Dream Chaser shows you how to start living your real life, starting today.


TONY A. GASKINS, JR. is a motivational speaker, author, and life coach who has been featured on several globally televised shows. He has traveled the world to share the insights of his ruin-to-riches journey to a globally diverse audience, including university students, church congregations, and players and staff at major sports organizations. He is the author of numerous books, including The New Guy Code, Mrs. Right, and CEO of Me Workbook.


Chapter 1 The Birth Path 1

Chapter 2 We’re Born Successful 11

Chapter 3 Don’t Take Your Gifts for Granted 21

Chapter 4 The Valley Experience 33

Chapter 5 Use Your Gifts 47

Chapter 6 Balancing the Dream and the Job 59

Chapter 7 The One-Man Show 73

Chapter 8 The Ram in the Bush 87

Chapter 9 The Leap 99

Chapter 10 The Organic Brand 109

Chapter 11 The Hands-On Strategy 135

Chapter 12 The Celebrity Factor 151

Chapter 13 Study the Ant 161

Chapter 14 Expanding the Brand 171

First, I became an author.

Then, I became a speaker.

Then, I became a screenwriter.

Then, I became a ghostwriter.

Then, I became an author consultant.

Then, I became a relationship coach.

Then, I became a life coach.

Then, I became a business coach.

Then, I formed online courses.

Then, I created audio projects.

Then, I created phone applications.

Then I created workbooks.

Then I created my own tours.

Then I started a real estate investment company.

Then I started a referral business.

Then I started a T-shirt line.

That’s all, folks.

Chapter 15 Building a Team 183

Chapter 16 Learning and Teaching 191

Chapter 17 The Indie Life 201

Chapter 18 15 Minutes of Fame 211

Chapter 19 Designing Your Own Plan 219

Chapter 20 The Corporate Crossover 229

Chapter 21 Influencing Influencers 237

Chapter 22 Work–Life Balance 247

Acknowledgments 255

About the Author 257

Connect with Tony 259