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.
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
As we sit here on the final day of 2019, and look toward the start of a new decade tomorrow, I can’t help but feel grateful for all the changes in my life and business over the past 10 years. Honestly, I don’t feel like I can take credit. Well, maybe if you count finally being wise enough to get out of my own way. Perhaps I deserve credit for… Read More »The Perfect Bookend to 2019 and the Decade
One sure way to know whether you’re going through the motions in your business, or truly following an inspired path, is by evaluating the emotional connection. 1. Do you feel passion for what you’re doing? 2. Does it make you feel good when you’re doing it? 3. Does it make an impact with other people? Can you answer Yes to all three questions? You may not love the work you do 100%… Read More »Are You Working Inspired? [Video]
One sure way to know whether you’re going through the motions in your life or business, or truly following an inspired path, is by evaluating the emotional connection. Do you feel passion for what you’re doing? Does it make you feel good when you’re doing it? Does it make an impact with other people? Can you answer Yes to all three questions? One of the reasons I feel so strongly… Read More »Moved to Tears
I’ve come to realize that sometimes the inspired ideas we follow are there to show us what we don’t want. I used to believe that every inspired idea was a step in the right direction. Turns out some steps on the inspired path are steps we take to confirm that’s a path we don’t want to follow. I’ve had several instances of this in my life but just recently had… Read More »Validation
Last night as I was running I looked up and saw a sign. Not a metaphorical one, but a real sign. It was on a light pole and it had a big “50” on it. Turns out it’s the 50th anniversary of the lakes here in my community. They’re man-made, but still beautiful… and I enjoy them several times a week when I run on the bridge that crosses them.… Read More »Here’s Your Sign