PIVOT: Reckoning (Part Six)

As I enter almost one full year of full-on entrepreneurship, this journey has been an interesting one to say the least. Considering everything that has happened and everything I am about to share with you, I am rejoicing in the choice I made in January and I am proud that I am still standing, still writing.

But it hasn’t been all rave reviews and smooth sailing since that fateful day in January.

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Why I Strongly Disagree with Simon Sinek

I wouldn’t wish my path to this exact point on anyone as I’ve felt incredibly lonely at many different times, I’ve certainly questioned my sanity, and I’ve chosen to stand by my passion rather than listening to those closest to me. Yet, that is precisely why I've marched on and I’ve decided to write and share this piece of my heart with the world. Because I cannot stand the thought of someone sitting back and impatiently waiting to pursue their dreams simply because they don’t have a support system of their own.

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PIVOT: Redemption (Part Four)

As badly as I longed to fully & wholly devote myself to building a business, I never wanted to contribute to the sleazy side of creative entrepreneurship that sends the message that you can quit your job & make your first million overnight.

I am here to share my experience with you which looked absolutely nothing like any of those shady ads plastered all over Facebook & Instagram.

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PIVOT: Resilience (Part Two)

You are going to run into naysayers & people who doubt your ideas or ability when you are breaking the mold to do something different. If your life matters to you, and it absofuckinglutely should, you’ll politely tell these people to kick rocks as you move forward in your purpose.

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Is the perpetual quest for more holding us back from experiencing enough?

For the record, I am all for reevaluating our current state of affairs and wanting more for ourselves & our lives in a next level of true fulfillment sort of way. It is by no means selfish to want more regardless of where that “more” falls. To me, wanting & asking for more means you have evolved. You’ve learned what is no longer a fit for your life because you've outgrown where you're currently at for one reason or another. And to be crystal clear, more doesn’t always equate to more stuff or another title or some new shiny thing.

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Grace Isn’t Reserved Only for the Spiritual

You’ve heard me bang on about really l-i-v-i-n-g life, as in living the life you want for yourself regardless of outside opinions and traditional or societal norms. But, if we’re being honest with one another, then we need to state the obvious. Doing so—living life for yourself—means you will inevitably be met with hardships and crossroads.

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Introverting at an Unconference

I’ve been back in my usual routine of working, coaching, creating, & general adventuring on the east coast now for a month since leaving Portland, Oregon. The purpose for my time in the beautiful northwest (ya know, other than to get out & see this incredible world) was to attend World Domination Summit (WDS). In case you haven’t heard of WDS, it’s designed for those of us who are living or aspiring to live a non-traditional lifestyle while also wanting to make a mark. In short, it’s kind of like an adult summer camp for the genuine do-gooders & dreamers.

Going into the long weekend which was going to be filled to the brim with meetups & activities on top of numerous keynote talks, I knew I needed some sort of game plan to maintain both my energy & enthusiasm. Here is how I stayed jazzed while having just about the best few days with a few thousand strangers.

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