Category Archives: Inspiration

Look Up Reminder from 11,000 Feet in Cusco Peru

You are in luck! This post is a 241. It is a dose of inspirational advice with a side dish of adventure travel tips for those interested in going to high elevations, in particular, Machu Picchu, Peru. Enjoy this #LookUp reminder, which is an excerpt about elevation sickness from my recent book, Cubicle to Cuba…
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My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile

My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile At the top of Torres Del Paine National Park in the winter of 2011, I had a celebration. After three days of hiking along increasingly changeable mountainous terrain and glacier fed lakes – all the while experiencing everything from snow and rain, to summer sun and wind – I…
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A Reminder to Look Up from the Alps

Recently I went to witness the grandeur and beauty of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn. From an awe-inspiring overlook, I send you this reminder of the two powerful words, #LookUp. From wherever you are, enjoy this quickie reminder to #LookUp: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the upside Please share the #LookUp…
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Look Up Reminder from a Rooster

We all need reminders. That's why Post-its were invented as well as the millions of digital apps and features to alert us at all hours of up and coming meetings, birthdays, or haircuts. Although meetings, beauty treatments, and celebrations are important, what should be at the top of your to-do list every day? The answer:…
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The Secret to Life is… Look Up

After attending countless graduations in my lifetime, I have listened to many wise and humorous commencement speeches whether by former presidents, world-renowned musicians, or peer authors. The goal of each speech has been to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and prepare them for their next chapter. Many use personal anecdotes of inspiration peppered with phrases…
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Look Up a la cubana – Look Up Cuban Style

Why Cuba? After two-dozen trips to Cuba over the last five years, the country and its people still continue to amaze me. Although I do love a good refreshing mojito or chilled coco beachside, I don’t go back for just the superficial things. I keep on going back for a dose of Look Up a…
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Look Up – Don’t Leave Home Without It

Have you ever had bad night’s sleep because you were worried about all the things you had to do the next day? Have you ever arrived to your office or home and didn’t remember driving there? Well, if you are like me, I’ve been there. When I was a travel industry executive, I would get…
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Get a Dose of Look Up

Do you get your daily dose of perspective? Seriously, it's important just like your multi-vitamin. Your doctors suggest that you take your vitamins and don't skip breakfast. Well, don't skip your daily dose of perspective either? That's why I created the Look Up mantra seven years ago! Look Up reminds us all to: Be in the moment, appreciating…
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When Life Gets Blurry Adjust Your Focus – Look Up

Ever feel like every day is a blur? There's not enough coffee or wine to gain focus. Whether you're in the multi-tasking Olympics, facing a myriad of challenges, or just looking for a change or improvement, this tool is for YOU! What is this tool? Look Up is a simple, powerful mantra that quickly shifts your perspective quickly.…
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