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Inspiring Vision: Zebras

Zebras

"They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same." – Kurt Cobain

I am fresh off of my trip to Tanzania, and I have to say one of the highlights is the beautiful spectrum of animals. Some animals blend into their environment, while others stand out boldly. Zebras have become synonymous with standing out, and they do it in style!

Zebra stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. Several theories have proposed that their stripes ward off fli…

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Go Solo Interview

GoSolo

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Check out my GoSolo interview for some insights.

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At Inspired Purpose Coaching, we are on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. We guide leaders who are ready to be elevated by clarifying their focus so they can transform thei…

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Inspiring Vision: Initiation Well

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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience." – Frank Herbert

If you have ever traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, you have most likely taken an excursion to the town of Sintra. It is a magical place full of really cool places to check out, but one thing that I found truly interesting is the Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira. The Initiation Well looks like an inverted tower descending 88 feet underground. There are no written records of how the well was used and wh…

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Adopting a Fulfillment Mindset

Fulfillment-Mindset

"When you feel fulfilled, your world expands rather than constricts." – Marshall Goldsmith

Fulfillment has a few different meanings associated with it. Many people often think of inventory, logistics, and order fulfillment. Did the right thing go to the right place at the right time, and was everyone happy?

One of the other meanings that come to mind is far more challenging. It is a nebulously defined feeling of being satiated. The dictionary is the best place to start when something is hard t…

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Fulfillment is not a Destination

Freedom-fulfillment

I am about to make a very bold statement. We’ve all heard stories of how some random kid in elementary school one day declared during recess that they were going to be famous and then… actually went on to become famous.

Well, in the same spirit, my bold statement is that when it comes to adopting a fulfillment mindset, I’m going to be known as an expert. Not just amongst my peers. Not just in the US but globally.

How do I know this? Because fulfillment is the core theme of my personal journey.…

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When is Autopilot a Bad Thing?

Autopilot

I recently laughed to myself about an old scene from the movie Airplane. At one point, they turn on the emergency autopilot, and a funny blow-up pilot with a hat ends up flying the plane. It had me thinking about the concept of autopilot in our lives and how it can help or hurt us.

Marshall Goldsmith, the top executive coach in the world, and Barack Obama both talk about how they put their daily wardrobe on autopilot. They both own multiple pairs of the same shirt and pants they wear every day.…

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Finding Your Freedom

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Would you like to hear the three questions to ask yourself to find freedom in your business?

In 2018, I chose to leave the corporate world. It was a huge expression of my commitment to personal freedom. And it was terrifying because I was leaving behind everything I knew. I was Christopher Columbus sailing off into a great mystery, trusting with all my heart that a whole new world was out there… somewhere. I knew that if I discovered this new world, I could chart the path for other people who w…

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Inspiring Vision: Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." – Edmund Hillary

My mind is focused on my next adventure, so I wanted to share a vision that is really inspiring me. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level (Mauna Kea measured from the seafloor is higher) in the world: 19,341 ft (5,895 meters) above sea level. However, most people don't realize that it is a dormant volcano consisting of 3 volcanic cones (Kibo…

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Kilimanjaro Reboot: Time to Climb the Next Mountain

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"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you." – Anne Lamott

I love this quote by the author Anne Lamott because it speaks to something profound.

From my own experience and the experience of the countless people I have worked with, we have to unplug from time to time to be at our best. Think about it. We wear ourselves out if we don't take breaks throughout our workday. We get fidgety, tense, and constricted. It starts to get harder to think clearly or f…

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Inspiring Vision: Baobab Trees

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This photo from Madagascar (one of my bucket list destinations) shows some of the most unusual and fascinating trees on the planet. Baobab trees, sometimes referred to as "upside-down" trees, are not fast growers, taking up to 15 to 20 years to bear fruit. They are some of the world's oldest trees, some dating back to 2,000 years or more, and now due to climate change, they appear to be dying. It turns out that rainfall patterns in Africa, where all baobab trees can be found, have completely cha…

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