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Do More of What Makes You Happy

Why I believe now more than ever you need to make time to do more of what makes you happy. I’ll be the first to admit this pandemic is wearing on me. As is the polarizing political climate. I find myself overcome with a heaviness that makes it difficult to see the inspiration in life. So much negativity in the news. So much divisiveness and destruction of our democracy. As… Read More »Do More of What Makes You Happy


Perspective and Hope

This morning I received a great big dose of perspective. I was on a long walk with my dog Hope. As we wandered and explored beyond our normal route, I was appreciating the quiet time alone with my girl. And it dawned on me how much the two of us have been through together. Hope came into my life seven years ago, rather unexpectedly. We’d just lost our dog Maverick.… Read More »Perspective and Hope

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Modeling Success vs. Following Your Own Path

There’s a fine line between modeling and inspiring. And the distinction is an important one. I spent many years as a business coach/consultant. One very common piece of advice espoused by many was that to become successful you have to model a successful person. I learned the hard way that modeling success most certainly does not guarantee success. I don’t advocate modeling. I’ve shared my doubts about modeling success in… Read More »Modeling Success vs. Following Your Own Path

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Inspired Marketing Case Study

For the past few years I’ve been talking and writing about leaning into following inspiration. Learning to follow inspired ideas, instead of chasing success. Trusting your gut and the ideas that come to you, instead of doing what you think you have to do in order to be successful. But I realize talking and writing about inspired marketing and inspired business may not fully explain how to actually do it.… Read More »Inspired Marketing Case Study

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Why Living Inspired is Extraordinary

I’ve talked, written, and created online courses for years about living inspired, which I describe as learning to following that little voice inside–your heart, your gut, your intuition, your higher self, or whatever you want to call it–instead of following society or doing what you think you should be doing. In this video I take it one step further, and talk about why I believe living inspired is ExtraOrdinary. It’s… Read More »Why Living Inspired is Extraordinary

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The Covid-19 Pause

“The pause is as important as the note” –Truman Fisher, American composer. How often do we really allow ourselves to enjoy a pause? To take a time out. To slow down. To just breathe. In the busyness of life, work, and family responsibilities, we occupy ourselves and our minds every waking hour of every day. And, sometimes the hours we should be sleeping, too! Even vacations can be go go… Read More »The Covid-19 Pause

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Retrospection. Expectations. Reality.

Two years ago today we arrived in Western North Carolina (WNC). It was the culmination of a year-and-a-half long journey. As I look back on the past two years I can honestly say they have not been what I expected. Before relocating to the mountains I envisioned us spending all of our time hiking and exploring WNC, maybe taking painting or art classes, visiting galleries… you know, all that stuff… Read More »Retrospection. Expectations. Reality.

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Kindness Pays Dividends

In this final sneak peek into my new online course, How to Live an ExtraOrdinary Life, my course co-creator Kevin Monroe–host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life global online community–and I discuss ExtraOrdinary Life Quality #9 (of 19): Kindness. We discuss why being kind is so ExtraOrdinary, why we don’t often take the time to be kind, along with the impact it can have on us personally, on those we extend… Read More »Kindness Pays Dividends

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Can Anyone Live an ExtraOrdinary Life?

In this quick sneak peek inside my new online course, How to Live an ExtraOrdinary Life, my course co-creator Kevin Monroe (host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life global online community) answers my questions: 1) Can anyone live an ExtraOrdinary life? 2) Does everyone want to live an ExtraOrdinary life? You can learn more about the course and enroll here

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The Story Behind My Latest Online Course

In this video, my course co-creator Kevin Monroe and I discuss how my latest online course, How to Live an ExtraOrdinary Life came to be, including: Why I wanted to create this online course Why I wanted to create it with Kevin Monroe Why this online course at this time What we share in the online course  Where the content originated  The surprising origin of Kevin’s deep dive into living… Read More »The Story Behind My Latest Online Course