Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

4 Ways Gratitude Can Make Your Life Better

Are you looking to boost your physical and emotional health? Do you desire a higher quality sleep? Would you like more resilience to help withstand the storms of life? It may sound too good to be true but I have good news for you. There’s something you can do every day that has been proven […]

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 […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your Purpose in 2017

Welcome to 2017! The year ahead will look different to all of us. For some of you, it’s a continuation of 2016 with very little change. For others, it looks more like a blank sheet of paper that invites a new story to be written on it. I’m convinced that regardless of what you face in 2017, living with purpose will […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why the World Needs Dreamers

Not every one is a dreamer — and that’s OK. Dreamers need people to help them implement their dream. But this post is for those of you with a dream left inside of you. I’m in that category and need to remind myself that I have a dream that needs to be realized in spite […]

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 […]