Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Love What You Have

Your concern is not so much to have what you love anymore, but to love what you have – right now. — Richard Rohr Two things have been happening in my life simultaneously. On the one hand, I’ve been embracing the second half of life while on the other hand, going through a prolonged season […]

The Secret of Oaks and Diamonds

Do you ever wonder if your life is making a difference? Are you busy waiting for something that hasn’t yet come? Are you in a stormy season that keeps you from “feeling” productive and useful? These questions, for me, have been answered many times with a “yes.” To be honest, I’m unwilling to settle for […]

Day 1020

What’s a day worth to you? And how do you measure the value of a day? Do you measure a day by the contribution you make? By the people whose lives you touch? By the money you make? By the art you create? By the miles you travel? By the books you read? By the […]

Playing Music on a Broken Instrument

On November 18, 1995, the violinist Itzhak Perlman, came on stage to perform a concert at Lincoln Center in New York City. Getting to his chair is no small task for Itzhak. Struck by polio as a child, he walks with leg braces and a pair of crutches. His routine to reach his chair is […]

A Granddaughter Rekindles Hope

Nelson Mandela tells a story of a hope inspiring visit he had with his daughter while in Robben Island prison. The visit occurred shortly after his daughter Zeni had married into the Swazi royal family to the prince Thumbumuzi. Once married to a member of the Swazi royal family, it gave Zeni diplomatic privileges and […]