• The Turning Point

    There is a turning point at every phase in your life. This is a place where you get closer to your purpose or further away from it. This blog calls it an awakening. But whatever name you give it, it probably doesn’t feel all that spiritual or glamorous when you’re in it. In fact, it can feel like the worse place to be. From mild discomfort to pain and suffering, it’s one of the vital signs change is coming. The good news is that while it’s easy to get lost in the woods, this can also be the place where MAGIC happens. This is the moment when you rediscover who…

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  • How to Make 2018 Different From Last Year

    A friend recently sent me a meme that said something to the effect of: “Why get so excited about the new year? You have the same spouse, job, and life.” So true. I realized it’s January 2 and it’s kind of a letdown. It still feels like 2017 only I’m more tired and a tad bit older. I realized it can go on like this so that 2018 becomes just another 2017 all over again. How do we make things different? We take risks. We work on ourselves. We confront the real reason why we don’t have money and can’t lose the weight. We say the things we were afraid…

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  • How to Save the World and Yourself

    We encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to discover what makes a product or service unique so they can stand out from the competition. Yet, as kids we’re raised to shave down our individuality so we can fit in and belong. It’s not good to be too smart or too funny. It’s not good to be different. If we sparkle a little too much, we make others uncomfortable. But to be successful in the world (and I mean in every definition of the word) we need to be genuine. We need to find the thing we have that others don’t because that’s what the world is starving for. We need less John and Jane…

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  • 5 Habits of Successful People You Know

    You’re no different from me. You know uber successful people and ones that only talk about success. If you’ve spent any time studying them, you’ll have discovered a few interesting ingredients that separates the two. In order to make all your dreams come true in 2016, I think it’s pertinent to understand the difference. Here are a few ways you can leave the dreamers behind and begin living the life of your more successful friends. Fear Everyone experiences fear. The difference is it’s not a deterrent for successful people. Less successful people will see fear as an indication they shouldn’t move forward. They stop even before they’ve entered the gate. 2.…

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  • Should You Throw in the Towel?

    Every now and again, I hear a little voice that says, “It’s time to quit!” But how do I know if it’s coming from my inner mentor or fear? Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between the two. Over the years, however, I’ve gotten better at identifying them. Here are a few clues that help me decide whether it’s time to throw in the towel or keep going. 1. Your inner voice sounds desperate.  Does the voice sound desperate and whiny? Chances are if it sounds like it’s trying to convince you to quit, it’s most likely fear. Fear doesn’t want you to succeed. It wants you to stay safe in your comfort zone.…

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  • The Dream is Over

    Seven years ago, I had a dream. It was an unimaginable, insurmountable, mountain of a dream. To me. I wanted to be like Carrie Bradshaw. I wanted to write for a living. At the time, I was in and out of jobs. I just got my Masters in Counseling Psychology. The dream seemed impossible. It was scary. Was I good enough? I spent many afternoons dreaming of the dream, but keeping my uninspiring day job. I accomplished small victories. I called the local newspaper and ask if I could talk to someone there. I told everyone I knew in the community that I wanted to get paid as a writer.…

  • Inspiring People: Q&A with Yoga Teacher Amanda Webster

    People who pursue their passion inspire me. With their courage, determination and faith, they’re blazing the trail for other dreamers to follow their dreams. In the past, I’ve had the opportunity to interview a celebrity designer, successful author, Olympic medalist, and my favorite design bloggers. Today, I’m featuring someone who I’ve admired for a long time. Amanda Webster is a yoga teacher and co-owner of Yoga Adventures Hawaii in Kailua, a business that offers yoga workshops and retreats. As a student in several of her classes,  I know she lives by what she teaches and I’m honored to have her here sharing her wisdom and path she took to follow her dreams.…

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