You’ve felt it for a while now, haven’t you?

The tightness in your chest. The longing, the restlessness, the… desire.

So let me ask you:

What is that feeling telling you right now?

What are you being called to create and contribute in the world?

What is the vision you have for your life?

What is the dream that is motivating you to read this page?

You’ve felt it for a while now, haven’t you?

The tightness in your chest. The longing, the restlessness, the… desire.

So let me ask you:

What is that feeling telling you right now?

What are you being called to create and contribute in the world?

What is the vision you have for your life?

What is the dream that is motivating you to read this page?

Are you ready to chase your dream?

Have you ever had someone crush your dreams? Have you experienced something that made you doubt yourself? Or maybe you doubted what you were being called to do?

What would the world be like if we embraced and supported each other’s dreams instead of doubting them?

What if we thought big and bold, and encouraged each other to follow what is in our hearts?

What if we supported, encouraged, and celebrated each other’s journey toward following a calling and life dream? What if we lived in a world where following our dreams was the norm?

You Have A Calling is a community of people just like you, who are being called to follow a dream and life mission.

We all have dreams in life. Sometimes other people don’t understand our dreams. We share them with our friends and family hoping they’ll be equally inspired, only to get a look of panic or blank stare of bewilderment.

And sadly, a part of us thinks they’re right. So we do nothing different.

It can be scary to follow our dreams. People won’t understand why we want to do something different. They may not even want us to succeed.

They might think we’re crazy day dreamers.

But we’re not. We’re Dream ChasersAnd that is why this community was created.

You Have A Calling is a community for dream chasers where we support, encourage, and cultivate the deep desire we have in our heart and soul to make an impact and do something significant.

Dream Chasers are committed to following their dreams. They inspire and support others to follow their dreams. They encourage people to go for it! They celebrate the wins and victories along their journey.

To be a dream chaser is to acknowledge and identify that there is something bigger we will continually be called to do. That our soul wants to do work we love, work that challenges us, and work that contributes something to the world around us.

The dream chaser knows that within our dreams is our calling. Within our dreams is our purpose and contribution to the world. We have dreams in our heart because we’re meant to fulfill them and grow into them.

If you’re being called to do something greater, and are ready to use your gifts and talents to make a difference in the world, you’re in the right place.

Get Started In 3 Easy Steps

Acknowledge Your Dream

You’re here for a reason, right? You may have a clear vision in mind or you may feel lost and unsure of what that dream really is. For now, all you need to do is accept that you have one and that it’s ok.

Listen To Your Calling

Reflect on these questions: If you had $100 million, what would you do? When are you most enthusiastic? What do you value most in life? Use your answers to think deeply about what you really want to do most.

Catch Your Vision

To create your dream life, you have to start with the end in mind. Start to envision where you want to be – make it as real as possible in your mind! Incorporate all your details and senses. Enjoy thinking about how you want to create your life.

Hi, my name is

Joseph Wilner

I’m a licensed therapist and life-coach, who also happens to be a drummer.

When I turned 30 years old I decide to honor a life-long passion of mine and commit to becoming a professional drummer.

You might be thinking that’s an unorthodox career transition at 30 years old… and I would agree with you.

Despite my unconventional decision making, I knew deep down it was exactly what I was meant to do.

I decided to finally listen to my intuition. I decided to embrace that I had a calling.

Honoring this dream guided me to join the band Yes You Are. (Learn more and connect with my band here!)

I don’t want to make this sound like an easy, straightforward decision. I was scared! Following my dream wasn’t a clearly defined path.  

It was a big shift in my life’s direction. It was contrary to the way I was conditioned to think.

It was more vulnerable and uncertain. I had to reorganize what success meant to me.

I’d always made practical career decisions before. I attended graduate school to become a psychotherapist and was building a private practice doing therapy and life-coaching at the time the band was formed.

I’d started working with clients who wanted to follow their dreams and do more meaningful work.

I really enjoyed the work and it was inspiring and meaningful to help people, but for some reason I still didn’t feel fulfilled.

After numerous conversations with clients about what they would do if they could do anything, and what they would do if they knew they couldn’t fail, I was confronted with a realization about my own life.

I realized I hadn’t truly answered these questions myself!

I was encouraging others to follow their passions and try to make an impact in the world, and I wasn’t living this out in my own life.

Yes, therapy and coaching are valuable and meaningful vocations, but it felt like there had to be more to life – more that I could do and more that I could offer.

So, I asked myself, “What would I do if I could do anything?”

I would be a professional drummer! And in doing so, I could inspire others to follow their dreams!

I started playing drums as a young teenager and I had always dreamed of touring around the world in a band.

Of course, that wasn’t a real career though? To me, playing drums was always just a hobby.

Truthfully, I didn’t believe my “dream” was possible. I was afraid to admit that playing drums was what I wanted to do more than anything.

I was afraid others would think I was just a wild daydreamer. I was worried that people would think I was crazy for wanting to be a drummer and a life-coach. I didn’t know anyone doing this. It felt irrational and irresponsible.

I was worried people would judge me as being the stereotypical selfish and entitled Millennial! Someone naively buying into the grandiose ideal of “Do what you love!” “Follow your passions!” “Stick it to the man!”

Frankly, no one in my life really understood. My friends and family were supportive but I could tell they didn’t really get why I was doing it.

And there was good reason for their confusion. I was on a stable path of linear success as a therapist. Why change things? Why not keep “getting ahead?”

I had my own doubts and personal disputes as well.

The decision to go after my dream and artistic passion didn’t fit any mold of success I had learned about.

Was I tying to dodge responsibility and adulthood to go play “rock star?”

What if I failed or wasn’t good enough? What if the band isn’t a success? What would that say about my decision? (I had made plenty of poor life decisions before and was really trying to avoid this trend!)

Despite the uncertainty and fear, the calling wouldn’t go away. I knew this was the path I had to take.

It was the right decision, no matter what other people thought, or how uncertain the outcome.

I didn’t know how it was going to end up but I had to go for it. If I said “no,” I would regret it for the rest of my life.

I didn’t want to end up regretting my life by ignoring this feeling, this calling, to do and be more.

This led to me doing deep work with my personal coach and looking for an opportunity to play music again.

So, at 30 years old, instead of taking the practical and conventional path I had always taken I decided to take the leap and follow my dream of being a drummer.

It was time to wake up from being hypnotized by the status quo and reconnect with the creative expression that was trying to emerge from me all along.

The Universe provided me the opportunity, and I connected with some amazing people in a band called Yes You Are.

The dream of my 13 year old self finally came true after joining Yes You Are. By God’s grace we got to tour the country with the Neon Trees. From Seattle, to Los Angeles, to Austin, we traveled the country playing music in front of hundreds to thousands of people each night.

Absolutely nothing has ever been more invigorating or exciting.

I had never experienced presence of mind and true freedom like I felt on this tour. The “supposed to’s” and “should have’s” were left behind.

It was all about experiencing life in the moment and doing what I was passionate about.

The past two years have been an amazing journey and one that helped me realize the importance of honoring our dreams and uncover a mission for our lives.

It has reinvigorated my passion to help people like you connect with their inner-wisdom and courage to do what they are being called to do.

To follow their heart’s desire and live a more soulful life.

So, I created You Have a Calling to help other people realize that if they step out of their comfort zone, move toward the edge of what they believe to be possible, and are willing to learn, grow, and work hard they can live the life they deeply desire!

If this resonates with you I hope you’ll join me as my journey continues, and connect with the community here so we can help you on your journey.