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Autumn’s Inspiration

Autumn’s Inspiration

Tweet I started this blog years ago with the intention of fueling my own undernourished spirit. Job after job of soul crushing work depleted me. This blog has been life giving and worth every ounce of time I put in it. It’s led to connections, […]

Itching for Meaning

Itching for Meaning

Tweet At one point in your existence, you’re going to want more. The life you’ve been living will feel uncomfortable like a scratchy sweater, like a cold tiled floor in the winter. It will make you toss and turn at night, make you wake in […]

5 Reasons You’re Still Stuck

5 Reasons You’re Still Stuck

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It’s been several years since your last big idea. But you’re still reading or watching about other people’s dreams while yours fades in the distance.

If you’ve wondered why you haven’t “made it” yet. Scroll through the following list to see if you’re guilty of the following obstacles that are keeping you stuck.

1) You’re playing safe.

People who risk big are often the most successful and the happiest. Taking a risk means different things to different people. For some, joining toastmasters or a choir is huge in the department of facing their fears. For others, starting their own business is a risk worth taking. If you’re still stuck in the same place you were last year, you may be too comfortable where you are. True enjoyment comes from taking risks. Find out what would make your heart race and take the leap.

2) You’re on the wrong path.

Maybe you dream of great things. But the things you’re dreaming of has nothing to do with what truly matters to you. If you’re fantasizing about financial wealth, but your real goal is to help others, you’ll stay stuck in a false facade of what can really make you happy. The sooner you realize you’re on the wrong path and return to the one that will lead you to your true purpose, the faster you’ll be on the road to happiness.

3) You expecting something or someone to change.

Life doesn’t happen because you’re lucky. Life happens because you take the necessary action to fulfill your dreams. If you’re waiting for the circumstances to be right before you venture into your life, you will be waiting a very long time.

4) You’re burnt out.

Perhaps you’ve run out of steam and inspiration on the path towards the life you want. The key is to mix things up, take a break, reimagine your vision. Change won’t happen while you’re emotionally or physically drained. Things will happen when you take care of yourself and feel refreshed enough to go after your dreams.

5) You haven’t taken any baby steps.

Big dreams do require big steps. But they also require small ones too. Skipping steps won’t get you there faster. Hard work, patience and continually chipping away at the small tasks (from paperwork to research) to get to the larger ones will eventually lead you to your dreams. Sometimes we need to face the small fears in order to give us courage for the really scary ones. If you haven’t made any changes in years, it’s time to reflect on whether you’ve taken all the necessary steps to get there.

Need help finding your purpose? I’d love to help! I offer phone and in-person dream coaching for those who need direction in following their dreams.

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What Oprah Taught Me

What Oprah Taught Me

Tweet No I didn’t come home with a car. I didn’t leave with a photo, a “favorite thing,” or a dream fulfilled. But when I left Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend, I was inspired, invigorated and hopeful that I would not only aspire to […]

Inspiring People: Q&A with Yoga Teacher Amanda Webster

Inspiring People: Q&A with Yoga Teacher Amanda Webster

Tweet 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. […]

Feeling stuck?

Feeling stuck?

I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit. It’s that bored, shadow feeling that creeps up on me after a huge project has been completed, an overwhelming challenge has been successfully overcome and a lull falls where a high once was. It’s a good thing, but it’s also a little unsettling.

With that being said, I know of many people who’d rather the lulls, the routine, the comfort of knowing what comes next. That’s not me. That’s why I’m a writer. I love weekends checking out my calendar and inbox to find up what’s up for the following week.

For those of you who feel stuck, however, I’ve written up a new post over on LinkedIn. It’s my first one and don’t know if it’s something I will continue to do. But I hope you’ll let me know what you think.

Click on over to read my 5 Powerful Untruths That Keep You Stuck.

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What Your Soul is Trying to Tell You

What Your Soul is Trying to Tell You

Tweet A psychic once told me, “You will be a writer. But you will also be other things.” A sign for Year of the Snake in Vegas said people born in the same year as me end up as, “teachers, psychologists, writers…” I have only […]

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