We all have goals for ourselves. Some may be bigger than others, but a goal is still a goal. It’s easy to make goals, but it’s not always easy to achieve them. Everyone has their own way of setting goals and mapping a plan of action. Some are list makers and some just go with the flow. Within the middle of goal setting and a course of action, it can be easy to lose motivation, which can then lead to procrastination. This leads to us thinking that we can’t reach the goal we set in the first place. No matter where you are in the scheme of goal setting; I am here to tell you, you can do it!Read More
I’ve been reading since I was 3 years old. That’s not an exaggeration.
My mom and dad used to read to me every night. Sometimes my dad would make up something in the story, and I would say, “that’s not how it goes, Daddy!”
Books have always been a huge part of my life.
I have books piled in my nightstand, on bookshelves, on coffee tables. I can never have too many books.
There’s nothing quite like the feel and smell of a new book, bursting with possibility, just waiting to be opened.
I always share what I learn in books with my family and friends, and I love giving books as gifts, especially when I know a book can make a difference in someone’s life.
My life is better because of the wisdom of countless books, and in honor of World Book Day, I want to share some of those books with you.Read More
You like your job, but it doesn’t excite you anymore. You’re entering the job market but aren’t sure what you really want to do. You feel like something is somehow missing from your life.
We’re all souls having a human experience, trying to figure out why we’re on this Earth.
I’ve been there.
And from my countless existential crises, audiobooks and cups of coffee, I’ve found my life purpose. Or at least, my purpose for now.
How did I do it?Read More
In 2016, I started a new job, in a new town, with a new car, and I was on top of the world.
All my goals seemed to have fallen into place. I had the opportunity to build relationships with a new group of leaders, I had more autonomy over my work and full access to the senior leadership team. Not to mention a hefty bump in salary.
But about a year in to this position, I stopped feeling the high that brought me to that role in the first place. I enjoyed the work I was doing; it was challenging and rewarding. I liked many of the people I worked with (okay – some of the people). So what was missing?
Challenging work and a good team weren’t enough for me anymore. The missing piece was passion. I didn’t feel anything for the work the way I did in my previous position.
Then I remembered something my mentor told me, “things come into your life for a reason or a season.” Was my season up? Was I meant to do something more with my life? But what?
I started doing some research on purpose and passion. I listened to audiobooks on my commute and read articles on my lunch break. The resources all pointed to similar things: asking ourselves deep, thought-provoking questions.
These questions are designed to make us pause and think deeply about the answers. We don’t often give ourselves the luxury of time and solitude to figure things out. But when we do, we have the power to transform our lives.Read More
Imagine a world where we wake up every morning and say, “Wow, I just can’t get enough of my life!”
Imagine being so in love with what we do and who we are that we feel genuinely happy every day and share our happiness with those around us.
Imagine always knowing the right decisions to make so that all of our dreams fall willingly into place.Read More