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AMATEURS will be swayed by DISTRACTIONS

April 26, 20242 min read

"Bottom line—you get good at what you practice. Where you find yourself right now is the result of what you've been practicing up until this point."

~ Dawn Read


The amazing Dawn Read

Amateurs will be swayed by distractions; they'll create distractions, make choices that actually feed the life they don't want, and starve the life they say they want. They'll find justification to compromise and find anything else to do except follow through with the promises they made—not only to themselves but also to the people they say they love and those who believed in them.

They'll say, "I'll take another run at it, another time." And when things inevitably don't go the way they want, they'll come up with every excuse in the book or blame the professional for their calamity, or say, "They got lucky."

While professionals will remain singularly focused on their intention and their promises, this law of amateurs versus professionals will harshly, unapologetically, and unfailingly manifest itself in the health of your business, your finances, your living situation, and ultimately your relationships.

Amazing living with Dawn and Lucky

If something has changed for you, if things have slowed down for you, if you're not where you want to be, it has nothing to do with outside circumstances and everything to do with you.

You have a responsibility to do what you've never done, regardless of circumstances, to become someone you've never been. You must become a warrior for your cause and for the cause of those who trusted you and came behind you.

You must be willing to cross personal thresholds, hold fast, and then move forward, not back—constantly taking new ground—or you will slide right back into the mediocrity you just crawled out from.

You will never effectively lead others to greatness until you dump your excuses, reasons, and justifications, and finally effectively lead yourself to greatness.

Bottom line—you get good at what you practice. Where you find yourself right now is the result of what you've been practicing up until this point.

You will never become a professional while practicing the behaviors of an amateur.


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When you commit to the level of excellence you desire in life, you undergo a powerful transformation. In our Mastermind, you'll connect with others who share your same vision for greatness.


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By signing up for and/or consenting to receive any correspondence or communication from us, you acknowledge, understand, and accept, that all information presented by us to you in any form, via email, or otherwise, is for general information and educational purposes, only, and will not be construed as any form of advice or guidance. No offer, promise of income, or results of any kind, is ever implied, inferred, or presented. This email campaign, including, but not limited to, any other information forwarded or provided is NOT, in any way, endorsed by, or affilitated with, any other company, conglomerate, project, organization or entity.

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Dawn Read

Dawn Read is a transformational coach with nearly three decades of experience in guiding individuals to create holistic change within themselves. Her mission extends beyond influencing external circumstances, as she delves into her clients' thought processes, belief systems, and relationships with life and money. Dawn’s work involves sorting through life's stresses, implementing effective strategies, and collaborating with medical and mental health professionals to facilitate profound internal transformations. Her goal is to empower clients to achieve self-sufficiency and success, making herself "work out of a job" with every engagement. Dawn's impactful teachings span various mediums, including news articles, blogs, motivational speaking, seminars, and one-on-one coaching. Through these avenues, she has inspired many to surpass their own expectations in achieving physical, personal, and professional goals. Dawn's personal journey is as dynamic as her professional one, marked by adventure and resilience. After spending years on a sailboat off the Gulf Coast of Florida, she and her husband, Lucky, pivoted following the devastation of Hurricane Ian and now reside in the western Caribbean, with more adventures on the horizon. As the co-host of the award-nominated podcast "Amazing Living with Dawn and Lucky," Dawn continues to inspire through daily Facebook posts and her blog. She is also working on her first book and creating motivational videos to encourage others to live their best lives. Now based in Belize, she leads by example, motivating others to pursue their dreams and create a fulfilling life.

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AMATEURS will be swayed by DISTRACTIONS

April 26, 20242 min read

"Bottom line—you get good at what you practice. Where you find yourself right now is the result of what you've been practicing up until this point."

~ Dawn Read


The amazing Dawn Read

Amateurs will be swayed by distractions; they'll create distractions, make choices that actually feed the life they don't want, and starve the life they say they want. They'll find justification to compromise and find anything else to do except follow through with the promises they made—not only to themselves but also to the people they say they love and those who believed in them.

They'll say, "I'll take another run at it, another time." And when things inevitably don't go the way they want, they'll come up with every excuse in the book or blame the professional for their calamity, or say, "They got lucky."

While professionals will remain singularly focused on their intention and their promises, this law of amateurs versus professionals will harshly, unapologetically, and unfailingly manifest itself in the health of your business, your finances, your living situation, and ultimately your relationships.

Amazing living with Dawn and Lucky

If something has changed for you, if things have slowed down for you, if you're not where you want to be, it has nothing to do with outside circumstances and everything to do with you.

You have a responsibility to do what you've never done, regardless of circumstances, to become someone you've never been. You must become a warrior for your cause and for the cause of those who trusted you and came behind you.

You must be willing to cross personal thresholds, hold fast, and then move forward, not back—constantly taking new ground—or you will slide right back into the mediocrity you just crawled out from.

You will never effectively lead others to greatness until you dump your excuses, reasons, and justifications, and finally effectively lead yourself to greatness.

Bottom line—you get good at what you practice. Where you find yourself right now is the result of what you've been practicing up until this point.

You will never become a professional while practicing the behaviors of an amateur.


Click here to learn more about our MasterMind

MasterMind with Dawn and Lucky Red

When you commit to the level of excellence you desire in life, you undergo a powerful transformation. In our Mastermind, you'll connect with others who share your same vision for greatness.


Dawn and Lucky Read

By signing up for and/or consenting to receive any correspondence or communication from us, you acknowledge, understand, and accept, that all information presented by us to you in any form, via email, or otherwise, is for general information and educational purposes, only, and will not be construed as any form of advice or guidance. No offer, promise of income, or results of any kind, is ever implied, inferred, or presented. This email campaign, including, but not limited to, any other information forwarded or provided is NOT, in any way, endorsed by, or affilitated with, any other company, conglomerate, project, organization or entity.

Amateurs vs. professionalsDistractionsChoicesJustification to compromisePromisesSelf-responsibilityFocus and intentionBusiness healthFinancesRelationships
blog author image

Dawn Read

Dawn Read is a transformational coach with nearly three decades of experience in guiding individuals to create holistic change within themselves. Her mission extends beyond influencing external circumstances, as she delves into her clients' thought processes, belief systems, and relationships with life and money. Dawn’s work involves sorting through life's stresses, implementing effective strategies, and collaborating with medical and mental health professionals to facilitate profound internal transformations. Her goal is to empower clients to achieve self-sufficiency and success, making herself "work out of a job" with every engagement. Dawn's impactful teachings span various mediums, including news articles, blogs, motivational speaking, seminars, and one-on-one coaching. Through these avenues, she has inspired many to surpass their own expectations in achieving physical, personal, and professional goals. Dawn's personal journey is as dynamic as her professional one, marked by adventure and resilience. After spending years on a sailboat off the Gulf Coast of Florida, she and her husband, Lucky, pivoted following the devastation of Hurricane Ian and now reside in the western Caribbean, with more adventures on the horizon. As the co-host of the award-nominated podcast "Amazing Living with Dawn and Lucky," Dawn continues to inspire through daily Facebook posts and her blog. She is also working on her first book and creating motivational videos to encourage others to live their best lives. Now based in Belize, she leads by example, motivating others to pursue their dreams and create a fulfilling life.

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~ Dawn Read

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You can EXPERIENCE IT, LIVE, every morning at 10am EST.

Who are Dawn & Lucky?

Dawn Read


Dawn lives each day with a three-word directive, that constantly rings in the background of every action:

“LEAVE PEOPLE BETTER.”

For nearly 30 years, Dawn’s sole mission and greatest joy has been to help folks remove their perceived barriers to greatness, develop from within, and become the person who would achieve goals they once only dreamed of.

Lucky Read

I suppose that could depend on who you asked, and when you asked them.

“The reason most people feel so frustrated, unsettled, and anxious, is because they were meant for more, and deep down inside, they KNOW IT!”

At times he has been on top of the world and loving life to the fullest, and at others he has been drug through the dirt, deceived, betrayed and left for dead. The stories of pain and injustice are nearly as long as his list of accomplishments, but in the end, he’s a believer.

The mark of a true mastermind is not in their ability to control others, but in their capacity to empower them.

Join the EXPERIENCE LIVE every morning at 10am EST.

Who are

Dawn & Lucky?

Dawn Read

Dawn lives each day with a three-word directive, that constantly rings in the background of every action:

“LEAVE PEOPLE BETTER.”

For nearly 30 years, Dawn’s sole mission and greatest joy has been to help folks remove their perceived barriers to greatness, develop from within, and become the person who would achieve goals they once only dreamed of.

Lucky Read

I suppose that could depend on who you asked, and when you asked them.

“The reason most people feel so frustrated, unsettled, and anxious, is because they were meant for more, and deep down inside, they KNOW IT!”

At times he has been on top of the world and loving life to the fullest, and at others he has been drug through the dirt, deceived, betrayed and left for dead. The stories of pain and injustice are nearly as long as his list of accomplishments. But in the end, he’s a believer.

The mark of a true Mastermind is not in their ability to control others, but in their capacity to empower them.

Join the EXPERIENCE LIVE every morning at 10am EST.

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A little over a year ago I was STUCK. I had years of baggage, 6 failed marriages, the loss of my 5-year-old nephew, anger....

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Dawn and Lucky have helped keep my wife Dawn and I on track. They taught us NOT to have life dreams, but have life goals....

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