Are you inspired? Looking and listening for what comes next.


Winter is the time when it appears as if nothing is growing; we’re all just trying to survive. But actually, winter plays a key role in new life. In the coldest months, the potential for growth and greater resilience are already incubating and developing below the surface. No winter—no spring.

As you may know, my winter newsletter focused on the kind of inspiration you can find during the most dormant times of your life—the seasons in between one old plan and your next new one. Specifically, it explored the power to find inspiration from words.

“Our theme for this season centers on the miraculous power of words—where we find them, which ones inspire our work, and how we use them to shape our new reality.”

This week’s intention

I hope you’ve enjoyed the newsletter (especially the video, podcast, and book recommendations). If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. But either way, I wanted to highlight this winter’s exercise as a first step for anyone needing to rebound from disappointment and/or create a new plan for the season ahead.

My intention is to actively look and listen for inspiration.

Searching for and finding a quote, scripture, book passage, or poem that uniquely speaks (or even calls) to you during this season of your life will open your awareness to your deeper needs. Below is our winter exercise along with my 2019 quote. I hope that you will set an intention to actively look and listen for your own.

Your 2019 Quote

As you explore the world of words, be on the lookout for a quote that fits your deepest desire for how you will be shaped by 2019. I’ve been looking for mine for several months in every book, online article, Instagram quote and podcast that came my way. I found several strong contenders, but knew this was the one the second I read it.

“The moment that you feel that just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”

–Neil Gaiman

I feel naked just from sharing my quote with you. It reveals what I’m hoping for, but also what I’m struggling with. And that’s the point. That’s the work that is calling me in this season—to get comfortable exposing my heart. What’s calling you? What’s your quote? Please reach out and share. I’d love to hear from you.

See you next week!

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