Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where Would You Rather Be?

Check out my new book, Detour: A Roadmap For When Life Gets Rerouted, which came out last week! It’s packed full of practical help and inspiration to help you survive and thrive the storms of life. A hitchhiker’s sign read: “Anywhere but here!” When I saw it, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What are they trying […]

7 Essential Qualities for Climbing Life’s Mountains

Inspiration sometimes comes in small packages. That is certainly true when I think of the impact of Alison Levine. At 5’ 4”, she is much larger than her physical size. As a mountaineer and polar explorer, Alison Levine stands head and shoulders above the crowd. She is tireless in her curiosity and willingness to navigate unthinkable […]

10 Quotes to Increase Resiliency

What exactly is resiliency? The dictionary defines resiliency as: The power or ability to return to the original form, position…after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.* I believe that resiliency is the ability to return to the original form but it’s more. It’s also […]

10 Essential Traits Needed to Survive Adversity

There is an essential quality you need if you plan on surviving trauma, set-backs, and the storms that come in life. It’s not just what I believe, it’s backed up by research. The quality I’m talking about is resilience. What is resilience? The dictionary defines it as… “The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness…the […]

What 1,800 Miles Taught One Man About True Happiness

Life is a journey, not a destination. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson’s quote in theory sounds so solid. In practice, however, making life about the journey is hard, especially for people who enjoy setting and reaching goals and getting things done! Thankfully, there are people who can inspire us to help keep us on track. […]