Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

Four Attitudes and Actions to Overcome Hoarding

Gary had a problem. He was a hoarder.* You see, Gary was a US letter carrier who was caught by a customer in the act of stashing 1500 pieces of mail behind a dumpster. When confronted, he had all kinds of excuses that he described as legitimate reasons for his actions. “I have health challenges […]

Five Proven Practices to Help You Move Through Grief

Grief is part of the human experience. We can’t avoid it because loss and change are part of life. What is grief? Here are two perspectives. Grief is keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. — Dictionary Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change […]

Life Lessons Learned from Michelangelo’s Grit

Michelangelo did something worth imitating. In 1507, Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It was an honor to be asked, but he didn’t jump into the project without stepping back first. He labored for months over hundreds of sketches, analyzing multitudes of colors and themes, before […]

Sometimes There’s Only the Hard Way

Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way. – Mary E. Pearson One of the qualities needed when facing the hard challenges of life is endurance. Endurance is “the act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress; the state or fact of persevering; continuing existence.” Endurance is that quality that […]

5 Proven Actions to Fan the Flame of Positivity

You cultivate a soaring attitude when you practice positivity—even when there are those in your life who are negative and try to throw a wet blanket over your positivity. You cannot control what others do around you, but you can control how you respond to your circumstances. There five actions I took to counter the […]

One Key Factor to Keep Your Attitude Pointing Upward

One of the gauges on an airplane is the attitude indicator. It measures the direction of the ground compared to the nose of the airplane. If the nose is pointed towards the ground, it’s a bad attitude — if the nose is pointed to the sky, it’s a good attitude. What is true for the pilot […]

One Game Changer You Can Do While Waiting

What are you waiting for? A situation or person to change? A transition to end? A recovery to be over? Your grieving journey to arrive at acceptance? My guess is you’re waiting for something! That’s why I created this short video to help you find a way to be with your waiting.  Before you watch […]

One Key Factor When Facing Difficult Circumstances

What difficult circumstances are you facing? I had some difficult circumstances just yesterday. I ended up spending six hours in Emergency due to some chest pains. I was told it’s always a good idea to get chest pains checked out by a doctor not just google, so I did. The good news is, I’m fine […]

6 Steps to Strengthening Your Perseverance Muscle

When I ask people what is landing with them as they read, Detour: A Roadmap For When Life Gets Rerouted, more than once they talk about the chapter on perseverance. To be honest, I exercise perseverance on a daily basis! Below is an excerpt from the perseverance chapter that I hope inspires you to not give […]

Two More Keys to Emotional Health After a Loss

Detour is a wealth of information on emotional processing. It gave me lots to digest and consider as I think about, what I would call, my small detours. I have faced many of my own issues positively but found the themes of forgiveness and brokenness especially helpful. Thanks Cam for sharing your work, wisdom, and your […]