Cam Taylor

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How the Cracked Pot Found its Purpose

A water carrier in a far away land had two large pots he hung on each end of a pole he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect. The perfect pot delivered a full pot of water every time at the end of […]

One Powerful Lesson Learned from a Monk’s Tale of Woe

Every 10 years, the monks in this one particular monastery are allowed to break their vow of silence and speak two words. But only two. After the first 10 years, one of the monks was given a chance to utter his two words. He thought for a moment, then said, “Food bad.” Then went back […]

10 Things Confident People Don’t Do

Confidence is a key factor in resilient living. What is confidence? A healthy self-assurance and belief in your abilities and the positive contribution you are making. During times of adversity, confidence keeps you moving and fuels the engine of hope and possibility. In this article I want to inspire you with what not to do […]

Three Powerful Practices to Find Your Theme

I’m a big fan of setting goals, taking action, and forming habits that get you to your destination. I’m always learning new ways to think about this and live a life on purpose and with impact. One structure I’ve used the last few years to go with my planning process is to come up with […]

14 Motivational Thoughts to Counteract Blue Monday

Congratulations! You survived “The Most Depressing Day of the Year” or “Blue Monday” (this year it was on January 15th). If you’re not familiar with Blue Monday, it’s the name given to the Monday in January that can for some be very depressing (for the reasons listed below). As an optimistic proactive person, here are […]

Three Rules to Turn Failed Goal Achievement Around

What is your experience with goal setting and resolution keeping? One study found that 8 percent of the people who make New Year’s resolutions keep them. That doesn’t count the 42% who never make resolutions but comes from the 58% who do! Pretty depressing. As a believer in the power and importance of goal setting, […]

How to Turn Limiting Beliefs into Empowering Truths

Limiting beliefs sap our energy and keep us from being our best selves. They come in all shapes and sizes but when boiled down are any beliefs we hold on to that create a barrier to positive and forward moving action. I just went through a goal setting process for 2018. Step one in the […]

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 […]