Whatever my future looks like right now or whatever shape it begins to take, the decision to leave my job to pursue my entrepreneurial dream was absolutely the best decision. This decision was the beginning of my personal revolution.Read More
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.Read More
In a sense, I had unintentionally resigned myself from dreaming big & attaining the life I desperately longed for.
Resilience will only take you so far. You have to meet it & then make a move if you want to switch up your stagnant situation.Read More
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.
My path to this point doesn’t look anything like I had hoped it would back when I was a teenager. I’ve learned we cannot predict what’s coming to us or who shows up, but we absolutely have a choice in how we react & the action we take moving forward.Read More
I’ll come right out & say it: 2017 wasn’t the year I wished for on a lot of different levels.
I don’t believe you can welcome a new chapter without processing what’s been which is why I like to share a year’s end review of sorts.Read More
Fresh Finds is back and what a coincidence that the first roundup of who & what is inspiring me in 2018 is a group of seriously brave women 😉Read More
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.Read More
Let’s talk grace & self-compassion for a minute. And by grace & self-compassion I mean going easy on ourselves when that isn’t our natural instinct because things have played out differently than expected.Read More
I’ve now been riding the wave that is entering your thirties for six months. And what a ride it has been.Read More
A visually stimulating snippet of my adventurous week in beautiful San Francisco 😎 ✌🏼 ❤️Read More
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.Read More
Fresh Finds is back with a home grown roundup of who & what's inspiring me. I highly encourage you to check out the following two groups, website, & podcast because you never know when you'll read or hear just the thing to kick your motivation up a notch.Read More
Lucky for us we live in a world full of extraordinary people who are doing some pretty amazing things. What's better than that is how easily accessible all these incredible goodies are as long as there's WiFi.
I'm introducing a new monthly series to these parts because I figure what better way to show my appreciation & gratitude than by sharing these rad resources. It will be some combination of virtual products, social media accounts, podcasts, Facebook groups, so on & so forth.
So, without further ado, here's the very first roundup. Enjoy!
You know that feeling you get when you first listen to a really great album or band, read a game changer of a book, or stumble upon a delicious new Ben & Jerry’s flavor? That feeling of where has this been all my life?!Read More
I recently celebrated a birthday & while I am a firm believer in having this day off to do whatever makes your heart happy I wasn’t sure this was going to happen this time around seeing as I also recently started a new job. Luckily for me, my boss insisted I take the day off & so I did. My first thought as a multipassionate entrepreneur with a seemingly endless to do list? There’s so much I can get done!Read More
Trust me, this is a good thing.
There’s a lot of talk these days about squads, girl gangs, posses, sisterhoods, so on & so forth. As confusing as all of this lingo may be, it’s a hot topic for a good reason & that reason is connection.
I bet if I asked you could remember the last time a stranger or new acquaintance posed the question, "What do you do?" For such an open-ended question, everyone knows what’s implicitly being asked. This sort of inquiry is quite common in American society & almost immediately, as in without hesitation, follows an introduction.
The traditional path one is supposed to follow goes something like complete high school, graduate college, & land a decent paying job in a stable, yet growing field with all the benefits so you can begin to lay the foundation for the rest of your life.
This is both the norm and the popular route due in large part to its comfort & familiarity so it’s easy to understand where the emphasis (and insane amount of pressure) on your chosen career path comes from. Yet, despite the ease & security of a more traditional path, this decision may still leave you feeling a bit empty or like you’re missing out on something.Read More
By now, I'm sure you've heard the term 'life coach' as it's become a hot topic, but I think it's safe to say there's still a bit of ambiguity. You may have some knowledge or maybe this is your very first exposure. Either way, I'm happy to have you here so allow me to break it down for you.
The International Coach Federation defines coaching as:
“PARTNERING WITH CLIENTS IN A THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND CREATIVE PROCESS THAT INSPIRES THEM TO MAXIMIZE THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL POTENTIAL.”Read More
I figure the start of a new year is the perfect time for us to become even closer with one another so what better way to kick things off than to dive into where the name Thriving Adventure came from?
In all honesty, I had a hard time thinking up a name for my online home because nothing was quite right & I felt very much against using my name.Read More