Brilliance Archives

Each day, we ask our Luminary to answer, “If you only had 500 words to share, what wisdom would you want to pass on to humanity? What have you learned that matters, and what doesn’t?” We’ve featured wisdom from Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Marci Shimoff, Debbie Ford, Neale Donald Walsh, Mariel Hemingway, Jack Canfield, Janet Attwood and hundreds of additional Luminaries…. and it’s all available to you for FREE in the archives below!


How To Live Each Day Fully

Every day is a present and requires you to be present. To master living an inspired life, live each day fully, because life does not contain an endless supply of days. Life is happening now in this very moment and no further days are a given. When you stop and realize that all of life fades away and your days on the planet are scarce you can remind yourself to bring in more passion in each and every moment and to live for each moment. This means live NOW in a meaningful and vivacious way. The number of days you… Read more.

Permission to Fail is Permission to Live

To give yourself permission to succeed, you also have to give yourself permission to fail. The truth is that real life has mistakes in it. All creativity, live performance, all real exchanges between people and anything that is authentic, will go wrong now and then. Even the most experienced ritualist will make mistakes. Real life has no airbrushes to hide the flaws, no photoshop to take out the wobbly bits, no editor to polish it. Life is lived in one take, with no pausing, rewinding and redoing options. If we hold ourselves to the standards of polished, professional media, we will… Read more.

10 Ways To Start Living Your Life Now

Life – it’s what we do between the time we get here and when we go. We only get one, and despite what other folks might suppose, it’s ours to determine what to do with it. We don’t measure life in hours and minutes. We measure life in memories and moments. What do you think of when you read this sentence? “It was the time of my life”. We don’t say that often enough. Life either happens to us, or we take hold of life and live it. Here are 10 ways start living your life. Give yourself permission to… Read more.

Be Happy, Living Inspired Daily

How many lives do we get in this world? The answer is ONE. This is one of life’s facts that we cannot add more time than we have. However, we can make the most of the time we’ve got and that is what can bring us happiness. Millions of people spend their lives searching for happiness when all the time it is right in front of them. Finding joy in the little things may seem rather trite at times, but true happiness is not a place or a time, but a state of being. If you cannot enjoy the little… Read more.

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life

It’s true we live in a time of questionable economic stability, nobody knows where to step or what’s coming next. It’s also true that without balance, timing, and know-how, surfing is impossible. Realizing that navigating the waves of flux in the economy is as simple as reading the landscape, balancing on an unsteady platform, and timing your market are they keys to success. More millionaires were made during the great depression than during any other time in history. We stand at the forefront of a tremendous opportunity to top that record. But everywhere I look I see opportunities that go… Read more.

Live Your Dreams and Shine

Let your fears and your dreams dance as one. Don’t allow either side to win, instead embrace both, and become neither. Both of them are your creations, and neither of them are who you really are. Learn to dance in this paradox, it will save you much heartache and disappointment. Don’t be afraid to be the one who loves the most. The secret of the one who loves the most is that they are also the happiest. Give and forgive, without any fear that you may ever lose, because it is not possible. Loss is an illusion of the mind,… Read more.

Achieving Your Potential, Despite Adversity

Life is an adventure, a journey through many valleys with many mountains to climb. You’re going to get tired, you’re going to be hungry, you’re going to feel lost. Some nights will be cold and filled with scary things. Some days will be long, hot and without comfort. Take the time, even when it’s hard, especially when you don’t feel like it, to stop and look back to see how far you have come. Look at your life in awe for what you have accomplished and know that you have the ability, the grace and the wisdom to continue moving… Read more.

Living in the Flow

As I’ve grown and matured I have noticed a recurring pattern in my life. Things move the easiest – business, family life, friendships, my goals – when I am in a state of Flow. What do I mean by “Flow”? It is a feeling of happiness in the present while having a positive expectancy for the future. But let me break it down further. The state of Flow has been described in different ways by different people. Tony Robbins calls it “State”. Jose Silva calls it “Expectancy”. Donald Trump refers to it as “Positive Stamina”. I believe they are all… Read more.

The Power (and Art) of Letting Go

How many of you have been told that the final piece of the ‘Law of Attraction’ and ‘Manifesting’ process is to ‘Let it go’? How many of you struggle with ‘letting it go’? The concept seems so simple – just let it go and trust the Universe – right? Sure, simple in concept – but then our emotions kick in and the idea of ‘letting it go’ gets thrown out the window. Why do we struggle to ‘Let it go’? The plain and simple answer is that even though we want to trust the Universe, we feel much more likely to… Read more.

Decide To Shine Wherever You Are

Don’t be afraid of becoming who you are. The minute you decide that you are going to become who you are meant to be in this world, is the moment you begin to soar. Criticism stops us at times. But look at your critic as a person, not as a god. When we place critics in the proper perspective we can get on with our life’s mission. Some nuggets of criticism may be valid. Look within and pick the kernel of truth. Correct. And continue to soar. Refuse to be placed in a niche. You are meant to have an… Read more.

How Do You Define Success?

I have been asked this question thousands of times because I walked away from a successful corporate career to follow my passion. No one understood when I explained I was living the life someone else designed. When we live our lives by the design of others, we get caught up in their poor choices and toxic mindsets. However, when we are courageous and discover, and follow, our inner “calling”, our lives will take on new meaning and purpose, and it becomes apparent that success is defined within. I learned that I must discover, define and design my life. Regardless of… Read more.

What If…?

What if we could be here for the moment, be right here in this moment? It’s just the world seems to be spinning fast, faster than ever, and we’re still here on this ride, traveling at 66,000 miles per hour through space, 106,000+ kilometers per hour; it would be good to hang on for a moment, to feel right at home, just to be free from– hang on it’s a call– free from distractions, stress, free from fear, blame… What if we had some kind of unlimited energy? Some kind of fuel, that when you use it, more comes right… Read more.

Be Joyful, No Matter What

Learn how to let go of negative thoughts and focus on the positive instead. Live in appreciation of all the amazing miracles that life offers everyday, and of the miracle that you are. Live in the moment just like a child and look at everything with a beginner’s mind. If you are able to practice this until it becomes second nature and if we are able to teach our children to retain this ability that they already have, then you will be amazed at how life is always joyful. Remember that we are human-beings and not human-doings. Therefore focus on… Read more.

Unconditional Love Brings Infinite Acceptance

Through trial and error I’ve learned these two things: It is important to become aware of who you really are and acknowledge your spiritual roots. And, it is also important that you honor your physical body for what it is – a gift made of miracles. As we journey toward greater awareness there are many opportunities to find unconditional love and acceptance. Learning to recognize and accept your opportunities for them becomes your spiritual journey. When you find the unconditional love you seek, you also find your pathway to your authentic self which is your divine inner nature. The love… Read more.

Lead with Love. Always.

Love first. Always. No matter what. • Love and follow your heart’s highest dreams to the best of your ability. • Love your friends and family – even the difficult ones. Hold them as close as you can, even if you live at a distance. • Love the planet. You live upon it, are fed by it. Every time you hurt it, you hurt yourself and everyone and everything else on it. Every time you care for it, you care for everything on it. • Learn to love money correctly. Every dollar you earn is a unit of appreciation: you… Read more.

Live the Enlightened Life

Love more, think less. The only law is love. Do not ask for love; give it. Love is strengthened when we love those who are difficult to love. Perfection is not in the future; it is now. Imperfection indicates a lack of love. The attainment of this wisdom is experiential. Love is not mental. States of ecstasy, love and bliss immerse you in your true nature. By shifting your identity to spirit, all desires are instantly fulfilled. Your wise and loving spirit has set out upon a great journey in life. In the process the spirit took on a mind,… Read more.

Choosing Your Response to Challenges

We all inevitably face challenges in life. Situations that rock us to the core and challenge us to keep moving forward. I ask YOU the question, “If tomorrow wasn’t promised, what would you do for today?” My mother’s death, 11 days before my eighth birthday, left a cavernous hole in my universe. Yet though my mother passed away all those years ago, not a single day goes by without the reminder that she helped me become the man that I am today. Her strength, her love, her work ethic and her legacy live on through me, through the family I… Read more.

A Blessing in Disguise

I have always had a fondness for inspiring legends or tales that have a nugget of wisdom attached. I recall a Chinese tale from Huai Nanzi about an old man who lost a horse. This fable seems very relevant in today’s world: One night the horse broke out of its pen and ran away. The man’s son cried, “Father, our prized horse has run away! How could this happen? This must be the worst day of our lives!” The father smiled and calmly replied, “Is that so? Are you so certain?” Shortly after the horse came back and along with… Read more.

Share Your Gifts to Overcome Adversity

Over the past few years, every one of us has been through some form of adversity. In fact, many of us have been hit by more than one serious, disruptive challenge. In this “perfect storm”, everything that we have come to trust and believe about ourselves and our lives has come under some form of attack. Whether it is an illness, loss of job, erosion of wealth, divorce, or a death in the family, it seems as though the path on our journey has gotten a little more difficult. As we stand here looking into the future, looking for answers,… Read more.

The Unexpected Benefits of Contributing

I’d like to encourage you to notice, acknowledge and celebrate contributions of all kinds. It’s amazing how this practice will enrich your life. Contribution is what creates relationships because it establishes a shared experience. Contribution nourishes both the giver and the receiver – a double gift that lasts forever in the heart. It’s the little things you contribute that aggregate into really BIG things. Take a smile, for example. A simple smile can quickly build into an emotion of interest, of curiosity, of excitement – that inspires a reciprocal action! A contribution can be something very simple or something profound… Read more.

Rehab for the Soul

Enjoy the brilliance of this world while you can, but more importantly learn to understand this world’s limitation. The world is an amazing and inspiring place, but only for those who have the patience and the perseverance to truly understand the greatness behind the tests we face during our lives. Seeking to skip the struggle, is seeking to skip the meaning. In my experience, our lives have been conceived so that we may pull ourselves out of our old ways of being. It works to abolish these older versions of ourselves so that we may live a more inspired existence,… Read more.

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