Category Archive: Inspiration/Motivation

May 04

Be a First Responder!

Are you a First Responder? I am currently listening to the audio version of “Do Over” by Jon Acuff. He mentions the importance of being a “First Responder”. He uses the term first responder to reference answering phone calls and emails the first time someone attempts to reach you. It should be your goal to …

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Jul 09

“Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” This quote by Steve Martin was mentioned during a podcast that I was listening to a couple of weeks ago.  The quote was so good it stuck with me.   Below is the context in which he offered this quote as advice. When people ask me how do you …

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Apr 12

A soothing break from HM Doors!

I took this short video of Rainbow Falls in GSMNP so that I could remember the soothing sound.  I need to loop the audio so that I can fall asleep to it, or whenever I need a short break from selling HM Doors! Have a great weekend.   Related PostsSwapping my iPad for a Pulaski …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year!

I hope you had some time over the last couple of weeks to think about some big dreams you would like to make reality. While visiting Southern Door & Plywood a few weeks ago, Kevin Elswick told me about one such dream of his father’s that was definitely share worthy. Take some time and view …

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Dec 17

December is a time for reflection

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.” – Unknown December is a time for reflection. It’s the time of year to measure the progress you’ve made toward your dreams. It’s the perfect time to check the direction you’re heading and adjust your sails to stay on course. Do you have a course?  Are …

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Nov 19

What is your X-Factor?

Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminar that I attended a few weeks ago focused on personal development.  It is Tony’s most sought out seminar and professes to give you “the key to designing your life blueprint, shifting your limiting beliefs about what you think is possible, and learning how to take immediate action to …

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Nov 05


I had an epic weekend with Tony Robbins.  I have a lot to share but that will take time to organize my thoughts, emotions, feelings and notes!  I will start you off with these pictures of great energy!

Nov 01

“Where is Amanda” – with Tony Robbins!

“Where is Amanda”?  You may be asking that the next couple of days. It is very unusual for me to be out of reach for long periods of time but please bear with me on Thursday and Friday.  I am lucky enough to be spending four very long days with Tony Robbins at his “Unleash …

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Sep 28

Turning business into pleasure

On my way home from Tennessee last week I decided to take a long scenic route and get lost in the mountains. The nearest town to me was Robbinsville, NC and I knew I needed to head in a southwesterly direction to eventually pick up I75 South. I stumbled upon Hwy 143 heading more west …

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Jul 09

Alachua HFH Women Build

On Saturday the Alachua HFH Women Build completed the soffit and fascia on the exterior of the house and completed a coat of paint on the interior.  Way to go ladies!

Jun 17

Bear Grylls Mud, Sweat and Tears

This post has nothing to do with doors well, maybe doors to adventure?  Ok, that’s stretching it a bit, but I wanted to share with you my latest crush! I just finished reading Bear Grylls Mud, Sweat and Tears.  Needless to say, I loved it. For those of you who thought Man Vs Wild was …

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Mar 09

Make a Difference, It’s Fun!

Throughout my life I have always tried to stay active as a volunteer.  One of my first opportunities as a teenager was with Wildlife Rescue, Inc. in Tampa.  Their main focus was on rehabilitating wounded Florida Panthers.  What an experience it was to feed and help care for them. They also took in other animals, …

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