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!


12 Principles to Rock Your Life

1) What matters in life is finding and maintaining a connection with the most brilliant version of yourself—beyond your physical body and who you know yourself to be. Developing a strong connection with the divine is essential for trusting your own knowing and following your intuition, which will always show you the right path. 2) The question of whether you are worthy is irrelevant because your worth is already established simply by your presence here on earth. When you stop taking things personally and allow your bright light to shine, you cannot help but become magnetic to the right people… Read more.

Focus On What’s In The Glass

Is the glass half full or half empty? I am 66 years old and have been blessed to have a good life, a wonderful family and a pretty successful career. At age 60 I discovered Asset-Based Thinking and since then I have found more meaning in work, determination, personal fulfillment, confidence and humility than I could ever have imagined. As I contemplated what’s ahead, I found it rewarding to look back through the lens of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and imagine the upside of the future. What ABT has shown me is that the glass is neither half full nor half… Read more.

Your Dreams Are Waiting For You

Hello, old friend. (Yes, you. Really. You… reading this) We are writing to you because we miss spending quality time with you. Who are we? Your dreams — your unbridled zest for life, your spark of greatness. Did you even notice we’ve been missing? Sure, we drop in occasionally on birthdays, Christmas morning; sometimes we ride rollercoasters with you at theme parks. But, didn’t you know we’re supposed to be with you every day, every moment, even now? When you were very young, we were your constant companions, though that seems so long ago now. Granted, you’re not always miserable… Read more.

The Biggest Life Lesson of All- Love

Love is worth it. It’s been said a million times over for good reason. The immense gravity of love and connection is the biggest life lesson of all. It doesn’t need to look how anyone else says it should. It doesn’t have to check all the boxes that your family, your therapist, your friends, or society have laid out for you. What matters is that the love in your life touches your heart and resonates in your soul. Lean into it and let yourself be raw – in that rawness you will stretch your boundaries and live more deeply than… Read more.

Greatness Takes Time 

The greatest piece of wisdom I have gained from my experiences to date is that greatness takes time. We have all heard the saying that “patience is a virtue”. However, there is deeper wisdom in this statement and relevance to your life journey than you may recognize. Starting out as a keen and motivated young leader, I’ve been known to neglect this virtue. Perhaps driven by my passion and eagerness to create change, I have always tried to bring my ventures to fruition as quickly as I can. If someone was to tell me it would take over a year,… Read more.

10 Tips for Tough Times

Breathe deeply. Breathe fully. Trust life. Watch opportunities unfold before you; especially when things aren’t going according to plan. There’s an immeasurable universe we are a part of. Understand you will not know the answer to “why”. But you can gather information to use to keep moving forward in your life’s purpose. Have confidence in the decisions you make for yourself and family. • When choices feel right in the four corners of your home, then they are right for you. • Loving friends and family will honor your decisions. • If you begin to question your decisions, return to your home…. Read more.

Time to Wake Up and LIVE!

You have something special to share with the world. It’s up to you to figure out what that is and to share it with as many people as you can! If you don’t know what that is yet, take a look at the people you admire and the people you admire. Think about what it is they are being, doing, or having that you wish for yourself and go after those things in your own life. You must do this, even if it scares you, because you are here to help. Each one of us is here to realize our connection… Read more.

Trust In Your Dreams

Trust in your dreams, for in them you will find what is real. Reality is not the day to day. It is not the ever-ending grocery list. It is not fretting about the layer of dust on the nightstand. It is not the balance of the checkbook. It is not dreading Mondays or celebrating Fridays. Look beyond what you see. Reality is the dream of love everlasting and unconditionally. The love of a parent, a child, a special person and the love of yourself; this is real. Dreams of celebrating life by using your talents to improve the lives of… Read more.

Follow Your Yellow Brick Road – Embrace Your Uniqueness

Embrace Your Uniqueness. Embrace the good and bad of yourself. Let yourself shine to the world and share your gifts. Each one of us on this planet is here to help another. Why hide your gifts from the world when you are what is needed. Embrace all that is a part of you and let the world see you. You wouldn’t be here otherwise. Accept all that is a part of you. Your wisdom is just as important as mine. We each have something different to share. Something unique within each person that no two people are alike. Take what… Read more.

Just Because You Think It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Just because you think it, doesn’t mean it’s true. When you believe all of your thoughts, you will find yourself immersed in suffering because thoughts can be deceiving. Understanding and using this single concept in your everyday life, will ease your pain and lighten your moods more than you can imagine. Most people go through life thinking they are simply making observations, when in reality, they add to the facts and make judgements and form opinions. Those judgements and opinions are what create our unease. A fact would be something like, you ate a bowl of ice cream. This is… Read more.

6 Ways to Keep Life in Perspective

Here are the top six pieces of advice that can increase the quality of life and easily keep it in perspective: 1) Nothing in life has any inherent meaning; it only has the meaning you assign to it. Shakespeare once said, “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” You can actively change the meaning of any circumstance in your life to one that empowers you. The way to do that is by asking empowering questions. These questions will lead to empowering answers. Here are a few examples: What is good about this? What is funny about this?… Read more.

The Power of Magical Moments

I can think of no better approach to living a fulfilling and meaningful life than to develop the habit of looking for the true magic that lies ever-present all around us—and within us—in each and every moment of each and every day. Occasionally we’re surprised by a magical moment. It’s when the joyful, uninhibited giggling of a three-year-old goes right to our heart—or when an unusually beautiful sunrise takes our breath away. But if we’re willing to look, these magical moments are waiting to be discovered in EVERY situation. Every moment is a miracle, and to the degree that we… Read more.

You CAN Have It All!

Figure out what you really want out of life. All the money in the world doesn’t mean anything without making an impact on people. Reach as many people around the world as possible, and don’t think that there’s anything holding you back from doing everything you want to do. You can make an impact. Decide who you love and who loves you, and surround yourself with them. Be loyal to your tribe and live team life. Love your friends, your family and your work team. Take care of your loved ones, and they will take care of you. Structure your… Read more.

How to Be True to You

GRACE Taste the sweet nectar of life, allow it to fill you to the brim. And, let the joy in your heart, walk the landscape of your soul, in the light of wonder, with grace to guide your way… © 2016 Bridget Cameron In a nutshell, just be your authentic self, your true you! You don’t have to impress, ‘put on airs’, diminish yourself to ‘fit in’, or need others to approve of you. You can spend a lifetime waiting for others to approve of you, and most never will, so don’t waste the effort! Be true to you, be… Read more.

7 Steps to Be Inspired

1) Don’t be afraid to fail. In each of our failures there is a something to gain or learn from. Sometimes the simple lesson is in learning what not to do. What we often perceive as a “failure” is actually just a lesson that life is teaching us. Try a different approach. 2) Don’t be afraid to speak up and use your voice. Too often we hold back from saying what we really want to say or mean to say. Sometimes the biggest regrets we have are the things we never said to someone while they were still around to… Read more.

Go Forth and Be – How to Live in the Present

Just be. Be happy, gregarious, inquisitive…whichever adjectives you want, whatever qualities you feel are true to you. Actually be them. Embody them through the way you walk, the words you say, the foods you eat, the clothes you wear, the company you keep. And know that in being you, you are enough. Somehow, we westerners have forsaken “being” in our relentless pursuit of “doing.” It’s as if, over time, we harnessed the parts of us that are active and productive, and started rewarding and lauding them without limit. A successful business person, therefore, must be the CEO of not one but… Read more.

Losing Weight and Gaining Faith

I believe in miracles. I used to think that miracles look like angels coming down from on high in flashes of glory and light and maybe that’s still true, but those are neither the kinds I’ve witnessed nor the kinds that changed my life. The miracles I see every single day are the ones that are the result of small actions moved upon with the same kind of faith that helped the builders of the pyramids: by stacking small blocks on top of small blocks many times over, we can create something that would be considered a wonder of the… Read more.

You Are Brave, Bold, Loving, Kind and Confident

Your job, your absolute duty is to embrace every feeling that increases long-term happiness. Nothing else is more important. Once you live by this guideline, every single day will be happier than the day before you read this email. Just by reading this sentence, you have already sparked long-term positive change that will only increase as you read on and make my suggestions your own. From now on, in every situation, you will be brave, bold, loving, kind and confident. Take a second to reflect on each of those words and what they mean for you. Tell yourself everyday that… Read more.

5 Lessons for Happiness

Here are a few of the best lessons I can happily share: 1. Life is tough Agreed, life is filled with trials and tribulations. To say one is happy all the time is a lie. To know happiness is available at any time is a truth. Happiness will not wait for us. Happiness will not invite us to the party. We must invite ourselves to say, “yes”, diving deeply and happily into life… all of it… the ups, downs, twists and turns of our miraculous journey. Happiness exists in tandem with adversity. Happiness waits in all the nooks and crannies… Read more.

Embracing the Mystery

The mystery of life is not random or capricious, and our understanding can grow and grow. Nonetheless, it is an unending mystery, and there is always more to know. Even enlightened beings are still learning, still following their path. No doubt they follow a very elevated path, but a path it still is. What does this mean, in terms of our daily life? It means ALLOW the mystery. Yes, keep on knowing, planning and doing, yet also remember that there is meaning in the cracks in between all the knowing, planning and doing. It means get comfortable with not-knowing, with… Read more.

Unleash Your Champion Within

When you wake up in the morning, express gratitude for another day. You came into this world with unlimited potential; don’t waste it on pursuits that fail to fill your mind, satisfy your heart and increase your character. Don’t base your value upon the flawed perspective of others. Your worth is divine, it is pure and you do not need approval to throw off the shackles of expectation and fly free from fear, insecurity and doubt. Listen to your heart; our noisy, busy society is far too loud and if we are not careful we can lose our ability to… Read more.

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