Light It Up!!

We’ve all heard the phrase – Don’t burn your bridges! Today, I’m here to challenge that thought.

Most people have a sense of security in the familiar. Sometimes the fear of the unknown or the fear of what may go wrong prevents someone from making a change to their current path. We can be our own worst enemies at times. We have fabulous imaginations and can come up with a million reasons why staying put, or not changing would be “safer”. But is that the best for us?

Sometimes yes, but…

We have all known or heard about the person who lost their job and was devastated, only to move forward and be a tremendous success in doing something completely different from their former profession, and truly what they felt they were called to do after all. When the familiar is no longer an option, and everything has the same fear weight, it opens doors and creates a certain freedom. Each option in front of you has the same issue – maybe it won’t work, maybe my friends and family will think I’m crazy for trying this, maybe I’m not going to be good at this. At the point when the familiar has disappeared, your proverbial bridge has been incinerated and you are given no safe harbor to sit in, you must do something.

There is a certain commitment that comes when you leave yourself no choice but to succeed. A shift often occurs where fears or the possibility of failure no longer have a place in the equation, the path you have chosen has no option but to succeed. You may need to adjust and tweak your plan, but some version must succeed or else! It’s the going home story. Your car may break down, you children might get car sick, you may have to stop at the rest areas a million times, but you are still going to get home. You’re not going to change your mind or ultimate destination, there is no other place to go but home. You haven’t burned any bridges, however, it’s inconceivable that you would decide, nah, not going home, we’ll stay at this hotel in Jersey for the rest of the month, maybe we’ll go home another time, this is good for now. You are getting to the destination of home no matter what.

Burning bridges is not always the best option, but it can be a great tool to help you push yourself to stretch and reach your true capabilities. Burning the bridge commits you to being vested in the success of the outcome. You cannot learn to swim by holding the edge of the pool, you need to let go and trust your strengths, and of course obtain guidance when and where you need it, but the best instructor cannot help the student that will not release their grip. You must let go of the familiar and jump into the pool.

The question I have for you, which bridge is giving you the safety that is preventing your growth? Is it time for you to set fire to it?

Here is a little spark to get the fire started.

Light It Up

Launching Point

The fall is often a time of new beginnings, and I am using it as a launching point for my newest venture. Please join me as I begin a journey that has taken both a lifetime to create and years to uncover and become what I believe is my calling.

Thrive Life is the name of my new company through which I help people discover how to live healthier, happier and more abundant lives through awareness, education and mentoring.

This is a multifaceted business through which I intend to offer the following:

• Entrepreneurial and business content is shared on Back to Business Mondays through all sites, including LinkedIn. I have compiled a host of business and financial resources and articles from renowned experts and soon I plan to have guest columns on various financial subjects.

• Nutritional Supplement products that I believe are the best on the market I share through my site together with articles and recommendations backed by science, medical personnel and client testimonials.

• Wisdom for Wednesdays is when I will share articles, quotes and book recommendations from some of the top leaders in personal development, goal setting and living your best life at this moment in time.

• Fitness articles and recommendations are compiled and shared on Thursdays through Twitter @ThriveLife and my company facebook page with the expertise of Jillian Michaels, Raphael Calzadilla, American Council on Exercise and more. is a site that can save you money on the items you buy at the stores you already shop (from Walmart to Home Depot to Nordstrom and even Groupon & NetFlix). There are 3,000 brand name stores that offer cash back to their consumers simply by shopping through my site – you can earn 2-50% of the cash you spend, not in credits, or points, but in Cash! Weekly deals will be posted on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

• Beauty and skin care is an additional offering through my site This is a value priced, top-shelf cosmetic and skin care line. As I bring on additional specialists in this field, you can expect to see advice and tips for everyday people in everyday life – not the red carpet.

Thank you for being a part of my journey, both to get to this launching point and as I move forward. Please enjoy the content, deals and products and contact me with any questions, issues or ideas. If there is any part of this business sparks your interest, or is in your field, please contact me and let’s talk about opportunities for guest posts or entrepreneurial development.

I hope to see you in my cyber world

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Setting the course