5 Reasons Why Most People Won’t Achieve Their Dreams – Episode 133

5 Reasons Why Most People Won’t Achieve Their Dreams – Episode 133

Are you truly ready to pursue your dreams, or are you allowing barriers to hold you back? Drawing from her extensive experiences as an expert event planner and business coach and mentor, host May Silvers explores the five reasons why many individuals get stuck and fail to achieve their potential.


  1. They don’t know what to do: Individuals may not know the steps necessary to achieve their dreams, whether it involves financial success, personal health, or starting a business. This gap is the easiest to bridge with the abundance of resources available today.
  2. They don’t know how to do it: Even when aware of the necessary steps, some fail to execute them effectively. Overcoming this requires dedication to learning and applying new information.
  3. They think more than they do: A tendency to overthink and plan excessively without taking tangible steps towards goal achievement. This involves getting stuck in contemplation rather than action.
  4. They talk more than they do: May labels these individuals as “NATO” (No Action, Talk Only). Individuals talk about their aspirations more than they take concrete steps towards realizing them. This behavior results in little to no progress.
  5. They think and they talk themselves out of the doing: Fear leads many to talk themselves out of action, making excuses to justify their inaction. This final barrier is often the hardest to overcome, as it requires confronting and overcoming personal fears.


May urges listeners to reflect on which reasons align with their own experiences, and to remember – resilience and a positive mindset are cultivated through action rather than before it.  She encourages listeners to take the leap and seek hands-on help if you find that you aren’t moving forward or you feel stuck.


May shares the beta round for her business kickstart bundle, which offers ten courses for $10, with topics ranging from pricing strategies to mindset development. It’s an ideal toolkit for anyone aiming to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, effectively manage time, and navigate the complexities of starting and growing a business in today’s digital landscape. Click here to get the course!



• “If you put in the effort to find out what needs to be done, you need to continue to put in the effort to learn how to do it. You need to put in the time and the energy to learn how to do the things that need to be done.” (05:42 | May Silvers)

• “How would your dream come true if you do nothing to go pursue that dream?” (07:27 | May Silvers)

• “Your mindset will only be built if you implement.” (15:13 | May Silvers)

• “Your current situation is not permanent. You have a choice. It may be more difficult for you to make that choice compared to other people who already have the advantage to get out of a bad situation compared to you, but you are never truly, truly stuck. Only you can decide whether you want to be stuck or not.” (17:29 | May Silvers) 

• “When you finally accept that you do know what to do and how to do it, but you are not moving forward, or you can’t figure out why you are not consistently doing what you’re supposed to do, that’s when you have to get alternative help, which is more hands-on help.” (20:41 | May Silvers)



If you are an event planner, designer or decorator who doesn’t know what to do, how to do or need support to launch and scale your events business, check out our newest digital course, the Business Kickstart Bundle. It is a 10 course module that focuses on pricing, marketing, sales, business legalities, productivity hack and mindset.


Grab the BETA user price now at $10 for 10 courses plus $7 live support option. Better hurry as we have VERY limited Beta user spots left after we launched it 2 weeks ago. Click this link to get the course at ONLY $10!


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I’m May!

Event Planner & Strategist,
EVENTrepreneur, Coach & Mentor, Wife, Mom.


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