I have been living my dream of being an actress for over 25 years now, and I'm also a motivational speaker and performance coach. I want to inspire other people to live their dreams, as I have been blessed to do. I have even created a Dreamers Network on website as a "support & inspiration" group for us Dreamers. My motto is: "Don't settle for less than wonderful in your life...and don't give up five minutes before the miracle!"
What are your Intended Results in joining this community?
I want to learn from people here, as well as share my help and inspiration as well, so that we can all live our most amazing lives!
Do you feel you have been attracted to be here in an inspired and positively enthusiastic way? If the answer is no, you are in the wrong place! :-} If the answer is yes, Welcome Aboard!
Barbara Niven is definitely living her dreams! She’s one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses, and served on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. She's also a popular speaker and recently joined the speaking faculty of Brian Tracy's iLearningGlobal. You can check out her speaking topics and workshops at http://www.barbaraniven.com/speaker/index.htm.
She is living proof that anyone can make his or her dreams come true, at any age. She says, "Every moment you have a choice, to move toward your dream or away from it." Her motto? "Don’t settle for less than wonderful in your life – and don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!"
Barbara has created the breakthrough system called ACT as if!, to help you put own your dreams into action. Using acting techniques, it helps you put the Law of Attraction to work for you immediately, in both your personal and professional life.
She says, "Many of us spend time and money on DVDs like The Secret, but hit the wall in frustration when, after countless affirmations and visualizations, our lives don’t change. 'houghts become things' is a catchy phrase, but how do you really do that? There’s a missing link between imagining the life we want and living it. You must get it out of your head and into your physical life! That’s where ACT as If! comes in. It helps you kick start your belief system so you can act as if it's already happening...until it is!"
She is proof that this works. She didn’t start an acting career until she was almost thirty years old, putting her own dreams on hold while she became a wife and mother in Portland, Oregon. One day she received something in the mail from her upcoming high school reunion that asked, "Have you achieved what you thought you would in your life so far?" She says it hit her like a ton of bricks that she was only living everybody else’s idea of who she should be. She decided she didn’t want to wind up wondering what if at the end of her life, so despite hearing that it was impossible, she talked her way into a news internship at Portland‘s NBC affiliate and sold her first story to network. Then she discovered her real passion, acting, and has been making a living at it, against all odds, for over twenty years.
She’s proud her daughter is going after her own dreams now, which are very different from hers. "That is the best gift I could have given her, watching me fight for mine, so that she now has the courage to make her own dreams and destiny come true. It’s not about money. It’s about waking up every day and loving what you do!"
Barbara also speaks to corporations and campuses across the country about her struggle and victory over an eating disorder, so that others will speak up about their own secrets and get help. She’s appeared on national television shows talking about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood, and is profiled in a book called "Feeding the Fame: Celebrities Tell Their Real-Life Stories of Eating Disorders & Recovery".
In between film assignments, Barbara is in demand as a Presentation and Performance Coach. She teaches speaking techniques and on-camera skills to a wide range of clients.
Barbara also takes time to pursue other aspects that enrich her life, and lends her support to numerous charitable organizations. She loves to say yes to adventure, and recently spent a week at a ranch in Montana, learning to herd and cut cattle. She’s also a huge animal advocate, and spends a lot of time on animal rescue efforts.
"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~William James
"When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being." ~ Alan Cohen
Cleanse your mind of fear-based beliefs and allow your higher-self to guide your thoughts, feelings and actions; live from the authentic you. ~Dave Kenyon
“When you come to the edge of all the light you know,
and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly.”
"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Angels can fly because they carry no burdens." ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman
Learning to fly begins with a systematic removal of any and all fear-based beliefs that keep you from knowing you were meant to soar joyfully through your life." ~Dave Kenyon
Unconditional Love; The Greatest Power in the Universe
"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of
punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on
love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than
the one derived from fear of punishment."
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." ~Jean Anouilh
"Simply stated, unconditional love is an unlimited way of being. We are without any limit to our thoughts and feelings in life and can create any reality we choose to focus our attention upon. There are infinite imaginative possibilities when we allow the freedom to go beyond our perceived limits. If we can dream it, we can build it. Life, through unconditional love, is a wondrous adventure that excites the very core of our being and lights our path with delight."
~Harold W. Becker
Love is the energy that empowers all to come alive to the true beauty that's first discovered within and without that insight cannot be truly expressed without. ~Dave Kenyon