Dream Big: Win big 

 March 24, 2014

By  Pascal Depuhl

One way to win big:

Let me tell you about a big win: As the invited guests stream into the premiere in March of 2013 – they’re treated to seeing the actual plane I flew in, stand next to a huge screen, they get to sit in the cockpit, before the movie is played and we wrap up with a Q&A session, were they have their questions answered by the filmmaker and the pilot.

Now if that’s not making a huge deal about living my dream – I don’t know what is.

Win big: The actual plane stands next to the screen as we run the world premiere of On Wings of Hope!

The only thing better would have been, if it had won some national recognition – but even thinking of that was such a long shot, considering the fact I’d never even worked on a documentary before this one.

Oh, wait – last fall,“On Wings of Hope” wins Best of ASMP 2013 honoring me as one of their top 20 photographers in the country (another big win).

The documentary just is an official selection at the Palm Beach International Film Festival – you can follow the films successes on Social Media in the months ahead (yet another big win). [Hashtag #OnWingsFilm] – BTW I’m running a giveaway, where you can win 2 free premiere tickets to watch the movie at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and a lunch with me!

The one thing I would really wish for, is that I could only reach an audience that’s not just film and photography people …

– hang on – that’s right I almost forgot, I’ve been invited to give a TED talk in May (kind of a huge win in my book), I’m speaking at Word Camp Miami and I’ve already spoken to half a dozen groups about this movie.

I’m really excited to see where this one single big dream will take me. The only thing I know for sure is that it’s not over yet.


Remember, you’re wrong, if you think you can not live your dream.

Let’s go over the 5 steps one more time:

D is for your desire to find your burning passion

R is for rethinking those who influence you

E is for embracing your God-given gifts

A is for aggressively planning, preparing and executing

M is for marketing your dream as big as you can.


D – R – E – A – M.


And when you finally win by achieving your big dream – go sit down – you’ve deserved it; enjoy the view and when your 5 minutes are up, start dreaming your next dream.


Only this time make it even bigger!


This post is the last in a series of blog post that came out of a talk I gave titled “You’re wrong!” at the “Dream Bigger Conference” in February of 2014.


This post is the 7th and final one in a series of blog posts based on my speaking at the “Dream Bigger Conference” in February of 2014, giving a talk titled: “You’re wrong!”  If you missed the first six posts, just follow the link to read the introduction to the “Dream Bigger” series!

If you think you can win big, set your sights higher and go after the impossible. You’ll see. You’ll  win.

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Pascal Depuhl

Miami product photographer, video producer, cinematographer and chief mindchanger at Photography by Depuhl I love to share the knowledge I've gained over the past two decades. Catching light in motion.