I just wanted to share a little bit of the behind-the-scenes story about why I decided to close my business and begin a new chapter blogging about Living Inspired.
Today is my husband’s birthday. As I was walking the dogs this morning, and focusing on being present (which is pretty easy to do with them!), I realized birthdays are built-in reminders to stay mindful. When we celebrate a birthday we naturally reflect on the past year. Did we accomplish what we wanted? Are we where we want to be in our life? Are we on the right path, or… Read More »Using Milestones to Measure Mindfulness
What happens when you decide to follow an inspired path, especially in business, and it conflicts with the advice you receive from experts? As business owners, we often consult others to help us improve our business. We may also read books, take online courses, and do research. It’s smart to consult those who’ve already done what you want to do. If you can avoid making mistakes, or if you can… Read More »Following Inspiration vs. Following Advice
To successfully lead an inspired life you have to be in tune with the world around you. Far too often, instead of being in tune, we’re running on autopilot. Going about our day without truly paying attention. We’re so much in our head, we miss out on the magic life has to offer. I experienced a perfect example of this recently while at a unique event. My husband and I… Read More »How Tuned In Are You?
Last week, as I was closing the doors of my online marketing academy website, and updating this website to better reflect where I currently am in my business, it felt very familiar. You see, this is not the first time I’ve made a shift in my career. When you’ve been working for 30+ years, it’s inevitable. For me, it’s been unavoidable. I’ve never been one to stand still. I enjoy… Read More »This Ain’t My First Rodeo
It was only 8am and it was already getting hot. I took off for a short two-mile run, something I try to do most mornings after I walk my dogs, and my legs and feet just weren’t feeling it. I was tired. My legs felt heavy. My first thought was, “Just turn around and go home.” I’ve been a runner since I was a teenager. I ran countless 10K road… Read More »Going Slow is Better Than Not Going At All
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a marketer. It was my career for more than 30 years. That career also included the following identities: consultant, coach, author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and teacher. That’s a lot of titles. And yet, I now find myself not really identifying with any of them. A writer who doesn’t write? I still call myself a writer, and a teacher, but truth be… Read More »Identity Crisis
This week I made the decision to let go of my online marketing academy website. As has been the case so many times in my career, this decision had been coming for quite some time. I’m sure a few months from now, I will look back and ask myself why I waited so long. Because I typically hang on longer than I probably should. You see, even though my mantra… Read More »Letting Go & Moving On
I was talking to a good friend last week. She shared that she’d recently had a paradigm shift. She’s in a similar place as I am… transitioning from solely focusing on a business to designing a more creative and fulfilling life. Like me, she’s found herself being pulled back into her old world on more than one occasion. Her words gave me a lot to think about. I realized I’ve been living in a very… Read More »Paradigm Shift