Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

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 […]

32 Quotes to Inspire Focused Living

When you focus, you direct your attention and energy in one direction. It’s often the difference between mediocrity and excellence, starting and finishing, wishing and doing. A few months ago I came across an acronym for f.o.c.u.s. I found very helpful. It goes like this: FOCUS – Find One Course Until Successful There are so […]

12 Ways to Wake up Motivation Every Morning

What gets you up and moving in the morning? What motivates you to engage and live on purpose especially when the pressure is on you to slow down to a crawl? Just like we need food and water to feed the body — we need motivation to feed the mind and heart. No matter what […]

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. […]

The Power of a Made-up Mind

He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. — James Allen To achieve a worthwhile dream, there is an essential element needed — a “made-up mind.” In other words, there is power in a made-up mind! One should never underestimate what can happen when we make […]

Learning to Live with Some Tension

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were easy solutions to life’s complex problems? Unfortunately, we live in a world where that is usually not possible. In the book The Road to Character, there’s a comparison between the message of President Eisenhower and President J.F. Kennedy. Eisenhower lived and taught that we need to learn how to […]

Crooked Timber

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” — Immanuel Kant This week, I started reading a book a colleague of mine recommended called, “The Road to Character” by David Brooks. It’s a thoughtful look at what the road to character looks like. The idea of being “crooked timber” has […]

The Mountain Man Who Didn’t Quit

To have a dream and a plan to achieve it is not enough. You also need the effort to accomplish that dream. What idea, dream or pursuit are you trying to bring to fruition? Raising a child? Nurturing a business to viability? Developing a talent? Writing a book? Building a healthy relationship? Regaining strength after […]