Doing Whatever it Takes

I will never forget the words of Dr. John Maxwell during one of his presentations. He talked about what it takes to go after your dreams. He shared that after giving a speech one day a young man came up to him and said, “Dr. Maxwell, I want to do what you do. I want to get paid to speak in front of big groups of people.”

Dr. Maxwell smiled, looked at the bright eyed and clearly excited young man and said, “You want to do what I do, but are you willing to do everything I’ve done in order to get to do what I do?”

Well put, I thought, as I began to think about my career, what I have done, what I still want to do and what else I am going to need to do in order to get there. We all know there is no magic bullet to success, but I think in today’s world of instant gratification, sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking we are going to get there quicker, faster and will less bumps in the road than those before us.

Be Bold. Be Fearless.

After nine hours, two stops, multiple podcasts, phone calls and of course rockin’ out to great music, I had finally arrived to the beautiful city of Charleston, SC where I would start what I am calling my life changing trip. Why life changing?  Mostly because I am ready for some life changes.  For me, getting…

Creating Opportunities Through Change

It’s always a good time to change things up a bit.  Try a new exercise class, order something you’ve never tried at your favorite restaurant, ask your secret crush out on a date or share your brilliant idea with your boss. Change is good.  It’s exciting.  It’s necessary to grow and continue to get better.…

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

We’ve all been asked the question “If money was no object, what would you do with your life?”  Would you start a business, travel the world, invent something to fix a problem, host a TV show, create a movement or hide away in a cabin for months and write a book?  You’ve got a dream…

The Time to Pursue Your Dreams is Now

It seems now, more than ever, people keep saying how busy they are.  Everyone’s running into meetings, jumping on calls and being anywhere without your phone is simply unheard of.  I mean, what would we possibly do if we couldn’t tweet every moment of our day, share a captivating photo on Instagram or check in…

The Time to Start is Now!

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’ll do that when…” or “Next weekend I am going to start _____!”  We’ve all been guilty of it at some point.  We have an idea in our minds and we want to get it out.  We dream of starting a new business or project, feel a…