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How to Live an ExtraOrdinary Life

Do you long to live an ExtraOrdinary Life? Do you want to make the world, or at least your part of it, a better place? Do you have a desire to do things that make a difference for others? Do you want to make a bigger impact? Do you feel something inside calling you to step up, be more, or do more? But maybe you feel like a pretty ordinary… Read More »How to Live an ExtraOrdinary Life

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Exceptional vs. Extraordinary: Are they the same?

Are exceptional and extraordinary the same thing? Do you need to have special talent or above-average life circumstances in order to live an extraordinary life? My friend Kevin Monroe–host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life online community–and I recently delved into this topic in an online course we’ve co-created, and here’s a bit of our discussion. Learn more and enroll at ExtraOrdinaryLifeCourse.com

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The Boiling Point: Transforming Tragedy through Inspiration

I wanted to share this video excerpt from my online course, The Transformative Power of Inspiration, because it seems especially timely given all that’s going on in our world. It’s my wish that this message will give you hope during these challenging times. And, that it may help you open up to your heart and the voice of inspiration. It’s my heartfelt belief that inspiration–that little true voice from within–is… Read More »The Boiling Point: Transforming Tragedy through Inspiration

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Navigating Challenging Times

The most challenging time to let go and trust is when you feel you have no control over what’s happening. And that most certainly describes the times we find ourselves in. Not only have we lost a sense of control, we’ve given up many of the freedoms we take for granted. Going to work, out to dinner, shopping, to the gym, even hiking. Getting a haircut, spending time with friends… Read More »Navigating Challenging Times

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It’s Tough to Let Go & Trust Right Now

I’ll be the first to admit it’s tough to Let Go & Trust right now.  There is so much out of our control. It’s a scary time. My friend Tetyana Azarova and I just completed an online course based on her PhD dissertation that explored the role of Inspiration during times of personal challenge or crisis.  In the hope this course might be helpful during this challenging time, I’m offering it… Read More »It’s Tough to Let Go & Trust Right Now

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The Get Inspired Challenge: A Gift for You

On February 17th, my friend Kevin Monroe–host of the Higher Purpose Podcast and creator of The Gratitude Challenge–kicked off The Get Inspired Challenge. In this short video we share why we wanted to gift you this experience. That’s right, it won’t cost you anything to join us. Why Join the Challenge? We’ve all experienced inspiration. That amazing idea that shows up out of nowhere. That sudden burst of energy, excitement,… Read More »The Get Inspired Challenge: A Gift for You

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The Magic of Working Inspired: A True Story

I love tangible examples of living and working inspired. It solidifies that following inspiration is more than just a nice idea, it’s a productive and viable way to live and work. It leads to collaborations and programs that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. And, it makes marketing easy, exciting, and more fruitful. Toward that end I wanted to share a story about something that began unfolding last October, and as… Read More »The Magic of Working Inspired: A True Story

The Importance of Letting Go in Business

I know I talk a lot about letting go of attachment, and learning to go with the flow, in your life. But over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reminded how important it is to also be able to let go in your business. How crucial it is, for your own sanity, to not become attached to inspired ideas, or really any aspect of your business. The text message… Read More »The Importance of Letting Go in Business

Life’s Curve Balls

I woke up last Wednesday morning to a text message. It was from my sister in California. Dad had fallen and broken his hip. He was in the hospital and heading into surgery later that day. My immediate thought was I needed to be there. And by 11pm that night I was, thanks to a same day flight from North Carolina to California, compliments of my brother and his accumulation… Read More »Life’s Curve Balls