Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]