Can childhood dreams come true?

Dreams can be more than nocturnal entertainment. If you’ve still got a dream, what’s holding you back? KIRSTY DUNPHEY

Kirsty Dunphey

By Kirsty Dunphey

When I was a kid, I had one recurring dream (that wasn’t a nightmare about Witches from Roald Dahl’s book of the same name).

I would climb our fence and jump off it with a towel strapped to my back, and just before I hit the ground I would swoop up into the air flying away or towards whatever that dream happened to be about (giants, piles of lollies, you get the drift).

I know lots of you have had the same or similar dreams, maybe even a few of you have acted them out with the same painful consequences I encountered, but in watching the following video, which I’m ga-ga about, I realised that if my childhood dream of flying could come true surely nothing is impossible.


If you think back to your childhood your dream may not have been flying, it may have been going to Disneyland, having a happy family with seven kids, buying your Mum a brand new car, starting your own business or eating 25 big boss cigars in a single sitting.

Maybe you even dreamed of selling a sibling (hey, if James Blunt can do it…)


I don’t know what your childhood dreams were, but I do know that in this world, not much is out of the realms of possibility. Take five minutes today and think about what you dreamt of when you were a child, and if you still want it, get to it. I’ve put base jumping in the flying suit in my goal box. What’s going in yours?


Kirsty Dunphey is one of Australia’s most publicised young entrepreneurs and is the founder of – a tool to help real estate agents create advertisements. The youngest ever winner of the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award, Kirsty started her first business at 15, her own real estate agency at 21, was a self-made millionaire at 23 and a self-made multi-millionaire at 25. For more information on Kirsty or either of her books – Advance to Go, Collect $1 Million and Retired at 27, If I can do it anyone can, or to sign up to her weekly newsletter head to:

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