Encouragement

While You Were (Are) Waiting: 5 Things to Remember

woman sitting near white wooden door

A lot of us are waiting right now–waiting for the kids to go back to school, waiting for income to be restored, waiting for a relationship, waiting… A lot of life is spent waiting, actually. Unless everything is exactly as you want it to be right now, you’re waiting on something. Waiting reminds me of …

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How to Recover from Stressful Situations: Take 10 for Movement and Meditation

Green Means Go!

Have you ever found yourself sitting at a traffic light, 2nd in line, and when the light turns green, the jerk in front of you just sits there? On his phone, no doubt. Keep your head out of your apps, buddy! you think. Then, the light turns yellow, and this bozo is still just sitting there. You honk. …

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What Is My Purpose? Perhaps You’ve Known All Along

Inspirational Speaker Shawn Ellis at the top of the mountain - Yellowstone National Park

Have you been wrestling with questions like: What is my purpose? What is my calling? What is my real passion? What am I supposed to be doing? I spent well over a decade asking myself those types of questions. And even after I felt certain I had found the answer, I still questioned myself—because my …

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Motivational Speakers Get Knocked Down, Too

It’s a little scary to write what I’m about to write. But I have to write it (for myself, and for someone else–which I’ll explain in a moment). Working in the “motivational speaker” space since 1999–and I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best in the business–I’ve always had this feeling that …

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