I remember thinking that the desert was nothing, but a boring collection or gravelly sand and simple Saguaro cactus. This could not be farther from the truth. There is much to experience on a desert walk and more beauty that you can hope to behold! However, walking in the desert is not your average walk….Read More Here!
The New Year started with a flurry. Christmas in the desert and then a trip to Nicaragua, to build a much-needed addition to a local school. I spent time with my loved ones and met some fantastic new friends. I enjoyed my travel to the warmth and my opportunity to give of myself. Still, January…Read More Here!
There comes a time that you must decide what your product or service is worth. Standstone was the waste collection company my husband and I started after my accident, in the early 1990s. We started with exactly one truck and zero paying customers. Soon after, when Standstone was a young budding business, we lacked the…Read More Here!
When I was young, I was probably considered poor. I didn’t feel poor, because my parents always made us feel like we had everything we needed. In fact, we did. We never had designer clothes. My mom sewed us most of our clothes until we were in high school. Then we relied on hand-me-downs and…Read More Here!
I’m proud of my self-reliance and independence. I endeavor to look after myself and do my part to make my little corner of the world a better place. I used to think asking for help was a display of weakness or vulnerability. I guess it is, however, it is also an acknowledgment of the power…Read More Here!
Do you ever question the future of our precious planet and all of its inhabitants? Whatever happened to people like JFK, Gandhi, Princess Diana and Martin Luther King Jr.? It seems our leaders have left us a bit in the dark, when it comes to creating hope and trust in the future. Is it possible that we…Read More Here!
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to make it look so easy? Life, I mean… they make life look so simple. Success comes easily. Struggles seem to evade them. Challenges are easily surmounted. Or they recover quickly from failure or loss. Have you met someone like that? I think we all have. We…Read More Here!
Since I have started speaking to audiences and writing material to lift and inspire others, I have noticed a collective reticence to engage in anything vaguely ‘motivational’. People will buy books on growing your business. They will attend marketing courses, sales seminars and leadership training, but many seem to shy away from inspiration for its own…Read More Here!
I spend a lot of time talking about winning, success and how to get what you want in life. As a society we tend to celebrate the win, the results, the achievement of the goal. We seldom celebrate the struggle, the process, the perseverance through the shit storm. The celebration may need a refocus on…Read More Here!
I am thrilled to have an audience of readers tune into my bi-weekly publication, aimed to entertain, educate and enlighten! I’m Lisa Standeven. I have one hand. I don’t particularly love that fact. I think my limb looks strange, even after twenty-some years. I can’t dirt bike with my family, I am terrible at painting…Read More Here!