They make it look easy. But once Carlos sits down with his outstanding guests from the worlds of entertainment, business, sports and more, he discovers that their success is the result of hard work that you never see, grinding it out in small clubs or poring over spreadsheets for years. The other thing they’re doing while no one’s watching? Dreaming fearlessly. Here are some of the most revealing moments with our recent guests when they talked about how you can dream big too.
The education reform pathbreaker and CEO of Oliver Scholars, Dr. Danielle Moss says dreaming fearlessly means dreaming bigger — way bigger. “Whatever your highest aspiration is, it’s probably too low,” says Moss, who fights to close the racial achievement gap. “Multiply it by 10 and see where it takes you.”
You’ve seen this comedian break out on The Daily Show, but Dulcé Sloan assures Carlos that “no one is an overnight success — it’s literally not possible.” For entertainers, it can take years of unfulfilled dreams before the big break happens. “All you can do is just work as hard as you possibly can because you don’t know.”
Tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates says dreaming fearlessly starts with finding something that excites you at a young age: “Creating a sense of confidence and something that you gain passion toward, that’s where you can even surprise yourself at the opportunities that generates.”
This daring journalist is the star of Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller on National Geographic TV, which takes her into dangerous territory to investigate the world’s biggest black markets. Van Zeller always dreamed of becoming a journalist but never quite imagined the opportunity she now has. “No dream is too crazy,” she says.