Monthly Archives: October 2015

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BA Webisode Three: Pain Matters

October 26, 2015

It’s the last Monday of October, leaves are falling, sandhill cranes are migrating, and colder temperatures are locking in across Yellowstone Country.  Change is on the wing here and elsewhere.  Whether it’s on a large or small scale, adapting to changing circumstances (while key) can prove challenging.

One of the areas I struggle most to adapt on these rainy, Pacific Northwest like Monday’s is re-establishing my writing rhythm.  This Monday is particularly challenging after a three day road trip with the family to celebrate my daughter’s birthday down in Salt Lake City.  I had the privileged of my daughter joining me for much of the 2014 Grizzlies On My Mind book tour (an experience I will always treasure).  Of all the bookstores we journeyed to, King’s English (one of the best indie bookstores in the west) was her favorite.  So I asked my publicist months ago to schedule a Be Audacious book event for her birthday weekend.  It was a spirited three days honoring my little one’s eight years on this planet, while growing the BA tribe. But now that we’re back home, it’s time to get back into my creative groove.

For me, bouncing back from a big presentation or event always presents a creative roadblock, much the way experiencing physical or emotional pain can hijack our head space, impeding our progress. But when we shed light on what is blocking our path, we can begin building a road-map or toolkit to navigate the tricky spots.

In today’s webisode I explore one of the biggest roadblocks we will face when pursuing creative endeavors and meaningful work: pain and why it matters. As always, if you like what you hear or feel like this message can help friends or family to live audaciously then please check out the book, share the blog and help us grow the BA tribe one person at a time.

With nothin’ but love, Michael W. Leach

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Practicing The Art of Gratitude

October 21, 2015
Practicing The Art of Gratitude

Working as an author and blogger, grinding each day in hopes of creating material that inspires and enhances the lives of my tribe, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of honing my craft. When I wrote my first book Grizzlies On My Mind I did so over the course of a five-year period, writing when… Continue Reading

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BA Webisode Two: The BA Balance

October 19, 2015

Aloha from Bozeman, Montana, and BA HQ. I hope this finds everyone in good form after a soulful autumn weekend. The fall colors across Montana are bountiful, rich and on full display. It’s a reminder of a season that for me has always represented our need for balance. The time between the feverish pace, long… Continue Reading

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Pain Matters

October 15, 2015
Pain Matters

Vulnerability is challenging habitat for all of us. It’s just the nature of the beast. Even renowned psychologist and celebrated guru of vulnerability Brene Brown has to work at it. In her groundbreaking book Daring Greatly, Brown candidly writes and speaks about her own vulnerability demons, along with those of the thousands of people she’s… Continue Reading

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BA Webisode One: The Gift of Hardship

October 12, 2015

Welcome to the first webisode of the BA video blog where I will be sharing insights from my latest book Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy and Living A Life That Matters. We’re going to keep these short, pithy and on point.  I hope you’ll join us for the ride. With nothin’ but love, Michael W.… Continue Reading

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Re-establishing The Rhythm of Routine

October 7, 2015
Re-establishing The Rhythm of Routine

I imagine the work of most creative freelancers and entrepreneurs is no different than that of a writer. Rhythm and routine are paramount. One of my go-to mentors (a guru of life coaching) often reminds me that there are pluses and minuses to everything. As a life long black and whiter just beginning to appreciate… Continue Reading

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The Movement Begins: Happy BA Publication Day!

October 1, 2015
The Movement Begins: Happy BA Publication Day!

Are you ready for a game changer? Order your BA book on Amazon. Pub Day has arrived! Publication day is something every author dreams about.  And today’s that day. It’s been a long road filled with many forks in the trail, dead ends, slot canyons and mountaintop summits. This project represents a passionate labor of… Continue Reading