Ed Oyama

The Five Minute Dream

The Five Minute Dream by Ed Oyama
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Print Length18 pages
Publication Date2014
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

"The Five Minute Dream" began as an experiment in the spring of 2014. Could five minutes of clarity on our dreams make a difference in our everyday lives? We put together a little hand-stapled pamphlet with some simple instructions. It began: "For five minutes, imagine how you want your life to be in five years." We handed it out to a group of students in the best university in Kyrgzystan that semester. We did it again this fall. The result?

  • Deeper motivation in the daily work/study grind.
  • Focus on the things that actually mattered to us.
  • More dreaming, more envisioning - and finding the first steps to make dreams into reality!

A half-year later, the experiment continues! To celebrate my thirty-third birthday, I'm putting it up for free on NoiseTrade. (odd fact: in China, you treat your friends to something special on your birthday - not the other way around like we do in the States!) So, I want to see what this can do for you. Give it a try. What could five minutes do for you?

About the Author

Ed is a young Californian, passionate about learning and leading, who was redirected to Central Asia about six years ago. He's an English, Russian, Kyrgyz, and Chinese-speaking Japanese American - who also speaks just enough Japanese to get sushi and miso soup at a restaurant, and not much more.

He is happily married to his wife, Becky.

Together, they run a conversational English club and stage open-air English courses in the park that draw close to a hundred people a summer. Recently, they've launched a university leadership club where they mentor a small circle of motivated students towards becoming great leaders.

Ed writes regularly at his personal blog, Live Lead Learn.

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