Have you ever thought about what would happen if you took a chance on yourself?

Or maybe what would happen if you believed that the dream you have in your heart could actually come true?

Do you have a passion or talent that you don’t make the time to cultivate and nurture?

Are you afraid to take the opportunities that come your way because you are not sure they are worth the risk?

You are not alone.

There are lots of people just like you who need the encouragements to believe the hopes of their heart, trust their God-given talents, and engage in the opportunities that God brings their way.

Today I interview an “in-real-life” friend of mine, Michelle Stimpson, who has done the work of cultivating in her life and has some nuggets to help you do that same work in your own.

Not only does she give tips for being a great writer, she shares wisdom on living a great life.


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Michelle is an author more than 30 times over and is not planning to quit anytime soon.

But she didn’t start out as a writer,  in fact, she had a completely different career altogether.

But Michelle is a great example of what can happen when we nurture our gifts, make room for them to grow, value our talents, and seize opportunities.


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Some opportunities won’t come until you make room in your life for them. {Click to Tweet}


Today we talk about a little bit of everything – Michelle’s current writing career, her previous career and how she made the switch, marriage, avoiding the trap of perfectionism, and why you should obey God sooner  than later.

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Most things don’t need to be perfect.  They just need to be finished.  Then you can fix it. {Click to Tweet}


We get one life.

Live well.

Don’t let the fear of missing the mark keep you from moving forward.

And if you need tips for how to do that, today’s podcast is a great start!





Highlights from Today’s Episode:

“Cultivating Your Heart, Talents, and Opportunities” 

  • Nurture your gifts.  Make time for what matters to you.
  • Leave room for God to bring new opportunities into your life.
  • Obey sooner rather than later.
  • Some things just won’t happen unless you create the space.
  • It’s only when you’re working with somebody who’s unlovable that you really get a chance to practice love.


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  • What was helpful to you after listening to today’s podcast?’
  • What opportunities have you let slip by?
  • What old things, habits, people, or comfort zones should you discard to make space in your life for the new?


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