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modeling success vs following your own path

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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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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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

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

Fessing Up: Sometimes Following Inspiration is Hard [Video]

Following inspiration is about listening to that little voice inside. I like to think of it as my higher self, steering me in the direction that will best serve me. Very often, that little voice is trying to tell me something I don’t want to hear. Or something that will require me to make a change, break a bad habit, or do something I know is good for me but… Read More »Fessing Up: Sometimes Following Inspiration is Hard [Video]

Following Inspiration Full Circle

Even after 10 years, the inspired path continues to amaze me. This week, I did a promotion for my book, The Following Inspiration Experiment, at a sunset yoga class at Jump Off Rock, here in Western North Carolina. The promotion was not something I sought out, or dreamt up. Rather, my friend who teaches the class, and who had read the book, offered to promote it to the class. I… Read More »Following Inspiration Full Circle