Happiness

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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Not Another “One of Those Days”: 3 Ways to Interrupt the Downward Spiral

Downward Spiral Staircase Photo

I once heard that there’s no such thing as a bad day, but only a bad moment that lingers. And we’ve all experienced it. You get up, ready for a great day ahead… and then something happens that totally derails your good intentions. Maybe there’s no hot water. Maybe you’re out of coffee. Maybe you …

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3 Reasons to Celebrate the Little Victories (while on the way to the big ones)

Is there anyone who doesn’t connect with that comic? I mean, has your life unfolded just exactly as you thought it would? (If so, there’s something weird going on!) We don’t even have to talk about life, by the way. How about today? Has today unfolded just as you thought it would? We map out …

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