Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kids Tell What Love Is

Love is one of those words that means different things to different people. One of the places I look for inspiration on how to think simply about love is to listen to what children have to say. The following statements on what love is come from children age 4-8 and create a spring board to help […]

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 […]

3 Practical Steps for Finding What’s Worth Looking For

There are two birds with two very different pathways. One bird wakes up in the morning and all it can think about is “where is some dead meat?” The other bird wakes up and all it can think about it “where are those colorful, sweet smelling flowers where I can find some tasty nectar?” The […]

Gratitude’s Pathway

There is an activity that improves health, enriches relationships, creates peace in the soul, causes greater contentment, and improves the quality of sleep. It’s an activity that is easy yet can become swallowed by life and circumstances. The activity is the act of expressing gratitude. I came to realize lately how it was way too […]

Five Life Lessons in Response to Saying Goodbye

I said good bye to my surgeon this week. The good bye brought a mix of emotions — sadness, gratitude, relief, and peace. Dr Viskontas has been my surgeon since September, 2011. He operated seven times (7 out of 10) with the last surgery performed three weeks ago to remove hardware from my shoulder. He was […]

Optimism – GIYC part 3

The third quality you need to have GIYC (grit in your craw), is optimism. Without it, you give up more easily, are difficult to be around, and miss out on all that life has to offer. This is the third quality of the eight required to digest the tough stuff life throws at us. The […]

No More Coffins

The future you see dictates the actions you take. The movie, The Best of Men, is the true story of German-Jewish neurologist Ludwig Guttmann and his work as the director of the Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He immigrated to England in 1944 and brought with him a whole new way of seeing […]