Friendstoberfest 2022 at Culmination Brewing Was Awesome – More Than 50 Photos!

Friendstoberfest 2022 at Culmination Brewing

Friendstoberfest 2022 at Culmination Brewing Was Awesome – More Than 50 Photos!

This past Saturday – Sept 24th, 2022 I had the joy of hosting Culmination Brewing’s first ever Friendstoberfest with my friend Andre Meunier the Craft Beer Writer for the Oregonian & Oregon Live.

Below are more than 50 photos I took during this fantastic craft beer event!

See this link for more info aboutFriendstoberfest 2022:   https://www.stevenshomler.com/friendstoberfest-happening-saturday-sept-24-2022-at-culmination-brewing-portland-oregon/

Cheers,

Steven

PS – I am told that Friendstoberfest 2023 will happen Sept 23, 2023

Friendstoberfest 2022 Photos

Friendstoberfest 2022 Culmination Brewing Photo by Steven Shomler

 

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Friendstoberfest 2022 Culmination Brewing Photo by Steven Shomler

Friendstoberfest 2022 Culmination Brewing Photo by Steven Shomler

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Friendstoberfest Happening Saturday Sept 24, 2022, at Culmination Brewing Portland, Oregon

Friendstoberfest Culmination Brewing Portland Oregon

Friendstoberfest Happening Saturday Sept 24, 2022, at Culmination Brewing in Portland, Oregon!

I am delighted to be hosting this fun craft beer event with my friend Andre Meunier the Craft Beer Writer for the Oregonian & Oregon Live.

I created the video below and it will give you some fun information about this awesome event! Even more info can be found below this video and at here in this excellent in-depth article written by Andre:

Friendstoberfest at Culmination Brewing celebrates friendships, craft beer collaborations and sausage
https://www.oregonlive.com/beer/2022/09/friendstoberfest-at-culmination-brewing-celebrates-friendships-craft-beer-collaborations-and-sausage.html

Cheers,

Steven

To watch this video simply hit the play button in the center of the image below

Friendstoberfest Happening Saturday Sept 24, 2022, at Culmination Brewing Portland, Oregon from Noon to 9 PM.

The video above features:

Andre Meunier Craft Beer Writer for the Oregonian & Oregon Live

Tomas Sluiter Founder Culmination Brewing

Thomas Bleigh Widmer Brothers Brewing

Andy Scott Brewer Culmination Brewing

Jarek Szymanski Founding Brewer Threshold Brewing

Shaun Kalis & Devin Benware Ruse Brewing

Nat West Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Chef Harlan Porterfield Culmination Brewing

Steven Shomler Culinary Treasure Network

More Info about Friendstoberfest:

Friendstoberfest is a celebration of locally brewed craft Octoberfest-style beers with German music, food and house made sausages.

Breweries Involved: Culmination Brewing (Marzen), Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewery (Hefeweizen), Threshold Brewing & Blending (Festbier), Ruse Brewing (Kolsch), Chuckanut Brewery, and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider.

Sausages concepted and paired by each brewery and executed by Culmination Chef Harlan Porterfield.

Friendstoberfest 2022 will be hosted by Andre Meunier Craft Beer Writer for the Oregonian & Oregon Live, and Steven Shomler Founder of the Culinary Treasure Network.

Friendstoberfest will have the joy and ambience of Oktoberfest with accordion music, lederhosen garbs, as well as sausage & beer pairings galore.

Come bring your friends to hang with our friends, as we cheer the fall beer and food!

Friendstoberfest 2022 Address 

Culmination Brewing is located at 2117 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232

Friendstoberfest is happening Saturday Sept 24, 2022, at Culmination Brewing in Portland, Oregon from Noon to 9 PM.

#Friendstoberfest #CulminationBrewing

Friendstoberfest Culmination Brewing Portland Oregon

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The Momentum is Finally Back! It’s Been a Long Six Years…

It’s Been a Long Six Years

The Momentum is Finally Back!

It’s Been a Long Six Years Since I Last Felt This Particular Joy and Had A Full Tank of Creative Energy

I started the professional journey I am on way back on Jan 1, 2012.

3 years and 6 days later on Jan 6, 2015, with the encouragement of my dear friend Arthur Breur I ditched my day job and became self-employed.

That 3-year 6-day period was my first “big professional push” putting in extra time and extra effort growing my brand and the two burgeoning businesses that grew out of my brand building efforts.

Late 2015 I had so much momentum and lots of creative energy! That was six long years ago.

I was working on my third culinary book and a number of other amazing things were coming together.

It’s Been 4 Years Since I Lost My Son Zayne Steven Shomler

As some of you know on Feb 8, 2016, my 17-year-old son Zayne Steven Shomler passed away and my world fell apart.

I lost all of my creative energy and I lost all of my hard fought for momentum.

For example, I did not have the creative energy needed to finish that 3rd culinary book and I lost that contract.

It took a good 3 plus years for me to recover from that devastating loss.

Finally in the fall of 2019 the grief fueled storms seemed to be passing.

Adventures in Greece + Make Your Story Extraordinary by Steven Shomler

March 2020 found me in Greece on Culinary Treasure Network business for a 10-day work trip that had us scheduled to visit more than 20 wineries and see a number of other delightful travel and culinary destinations.

I arrived in Greece early in the morning (1 AM) on Wednesday March 11th, 2020, and sadly the evening of Thursday March 12 we were headed back to the Thessaloniki airport to be sent home due to an unfolding global pandemic.

Countries including the US were closing their borders and we were told by the US State Department that we need to be back in the US by midnight Friday March 13.

Needless to say, COVID was another punch in the gut that for me delayed me feeling like I was back in the saddle making big things happen.

Last year – 2021 I started my 2nd “big professional push” putting in extra time and extra effort to grow my brands and businesses.

Finally, over this past summer I could feel momentum beginning to really build once again.

Now is it the beginning of Fall 2022 and I feel back in the saddle joyfully riding hard to have even more of the life my heart longs for!

I have so much creative energy and so many awesome things are coming together!

Spark to Bonfire . Culinary Treasure Network

At Spark to Bonfire we are helping people change their lives, or grow their brands and/or businesses, & the Bonfire Trailblazer community is growing, and at the Culinary Treasure Network we are creating excellent food and travel content and I have new writers and content creators joining our team.

Also – a few months ago the editor accepted my final submission and my 3rd book – an academic book about Culinary Tourism will be published next year by Routledge.

If you have been through a great disaster – please know that you can battle back.

If you long for a better life – please know that you really can upgrade your life.

Steven Shomler

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

 

Go Live The Life You Imagine

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Some Days Are Tough

Sunflower Some Days Are Tough Steven Shomler

Some Days Are Tough 

I am intentionally positive and encouraging on social media.

I see lots of negativity both on & off social media and I want to do what I can to help offset it.

That being said – it’s also important to be authentic and real.

We ALL have tough days now & then and there is no shame in that.

I have recently been going over the reality of  “Tough Days” with some of my Bonfire Trailblazers.

It’s okay to have tough days – like I said we all have them.

Sadly, many of us do a good job keeping the tough days hidden away so no one knows we are struggling.

I don’t think that’s helpful.

Today is Tuesday Aug 16 2022 and this past Sunday was a very rough day for me.

I am not not sure exactly why Sunday was such an awful day for me.

Being a content creator can be rough sometimes and some of the struggles I was having Sunday were related to challenges I was having with that part of my journey.

Most of Sunday I was very discouraged – I felt like a hopeless loser, and like an imposter who had no business have any success.

Monday I felt somewhat better but nowhere near 100%

Today – Tuesday I woke up to a brighter day. On my morning walk I took that joyful sunflower photo.

You will have tough days – when you do, please be kind to yourself.

Steven Shomler

#TheToughDays  #PracticeSelfCompassion

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

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My Shocking Discovery – Surprise You’re An Introvert!

My Shocking Discovery - Surprise You’re An Introvert!

My Shocking Discovery – Surprise You’re An Introvert!

During this StevenStory video LifeStory Alchemist Steven Shomler shares a very personal and very important story from his epic journey.

To watch this StevenStory simply hit the play button in the center of the image below

Content Mentioned in the Above StevenStory 

Steven’s Pinnacle 9 Valueshttps://www.stevenshomler.com/the-pinnacle-9-values/

Books That Changed Steven’s Lifehttps://www.stevenshomler.com/books-that-changed-my-life/

 

Peopling and Going – It Will Drain Your Battery Dry or Charge It Up to 100% #Introvert #Extrovert

Peopling and Going – It Will Drain Your Battery Dry or Charge It Up to 100% #Introvert #Extrovert

This StevenStory has a companion Spark to Bonfire Equipping Insight titled:

Peopling and Going – It Will Drain Your Battery Dry or Charge It Up to 100% #Introvert #Extrovert 

Here is a link to this Insight: https://www.sparktobonfire.com/peopling-and-going-it-will-drain-your-battery-dry-or-charge-it-up-to-100-introvert-extrovert/

 

For more Spark to Bonfire content go to https://www.sparktobonfire.com/

Go Live the Life You Imagine

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Video ~ 4th of July 2022 Fireworks & Maia Bradescu Singing The Star-Spangled Banner Rockaway Beach, Oregon

4th of July 2022 Fireworks at the Sand Dollar & Maia Bradescu Singing The Star-Spangled Banner Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Video ~ 4th of July 2022 Fireworks at the Sand Dollar & Maia Bradescu Singing the Star-Spangled Banner Rockaway Beach, Oregon on the Oregon Coast

I am so grateful that I was able to spend my 4th of July evening enjoying excellent company, great food, and beautiful fireworks with the awesome team at the Sand Dollar Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, Oregon on the Oregon Coast!

I shot this footage during the festivities.

To watch this video simply hit the play button in the center of the image below

Emma & Maia and the Sand Dollar Restaurant Many thanks to Emma and Maia for a wonderful evening!

To learn more about Emma & Maia and the Sand Dollar Restaurant see this link here:

Emma Heathershaw and Maia Bradescu Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge Rockaway Beach, Oregon – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 97
 https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/mother-daughter-team-emma-heathershaw-and-maia-bradescu-sand-dollar-restaurant-lounge-rockaway-beach-oregon-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-97-an-oregon-coast-podcast/

Emma Heathershaw and Maia Bradescu Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge Rockaway Beach, Oregon – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 97

4th of July 2022 Photos

Scroll down to see a few photos I took the same evening I shot this footage.

Cheers,

Steven

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Submitted – Contemporary Advances in Food Tourism

Contemporary Advances in Food Tourism Routledge

Submitted – Contemporary Advances in Food Tourism

Contemporary Advances in Food Tourism is a forthcoming academic book that is going to be published by Routledge.

I was asked to be one of the contributing writers and this past few days I have had my head down working feverishly finishing up my section.

Today  – June 8, 2022 I hit the send button on my portion of the manuscript!

Routledge has published the writings of Authors like Einstein, Jung, and Sartre. Now they can add Shomler to that list. Ha!

One of my  goals for 2022 is for me to have 4 books written & submitted to their respective publishers. Those 4 books will be published later this year and next year.

That will give me a total of 6 books on my Amazon Author page. Writing books and being an Author is a long-held dream come true for me!

Now I need to get on the ball and do my part to complete the awesome business book that Sam Holloway and I are co-authoring.

That book – Fermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World is coming along nicely, and it is sooo good!

If you have a long-held dream – go after it, and you need help with knowing how to battle for your long-held dream – reach out. I would be delighted to help you!

Lastly – this is not the actual cover to Contemporary  Advances in Food Tourism. That is an image I made for this article. When I get the real cover later this year, I will be sure to share it.

Cheers,

Steven

Fermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World

Go Live The Life You Imagine

#AdvancesInFoodTourism

#BattleForYourDream

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

 

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The LifeChange Worksheet

The LifeChange Worksheet

Spark to Bonfire’s LifeChange Worksheet created by LifeStory Alchemist Steven Shomler

The LifeChange Worksheet features 13 Inspiring and Revealing Questions That Will Prepare You to Pursue the Life Your Heart Desires

Get Yours Now –  Only $15.00 Click Here to Purchase www.LifeChangeWorksheet.com

Included With Your $15 purchase:

Access to two versions of the LifeChange Worksheet – one you can download/print or, if you prefer, one you can complete online.

Access to a 34-minute step by step guide unpacking each of the 13 Questions presented by LifeStory Alchemist Steven Shomler

Video ~ The LifeChange Worksheet – What Do You Get For Your $15?

Click Here to Purchase www.LifeChangeWorksheet.com

The LifeChange Worksheet: 13 Inspiring and Revealing Questions That Will Prepare You to Pursue the Life Your Heart Desires

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

The LifeChange Worksheet

 

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The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur Episode Zero Featuring Steven Shomler

The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur

The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur 

My dear friend Arthur Breur is both a very accomplished composer (https://www.arthurbreur.com/), and the Founder of FireSpike LLC (https://www.firespike.com/).

Arthur has started a brand-new music centric podcast called – The Melodology Podcast. This podcast is all about melodies and the tagline is “Celebrating the Unsung Excellence of Melody Makers!”.

I was honored to be Arthur’s guest for episode zero! In this episode we talk about what his new podcast will be about.

If you love music this podcast is for you!

To Listen to The Melodology Podcast Episode Zero right here on this website click the play button here —

 

The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur Episode Zero Featuring Steven Shomler

Subscribe to the Melodology Podcast

Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-melodology-podcast/id1607922715

YouTube (Audio Only) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-yNSEjeK-FyClBgmCepbOw

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-melodology-podcast

The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur

Follow the Melodology Podcast

Website https://www.melodologypodcast.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melodypodcast

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melodypodcast/

Twitter https://twitter.com/melodypodcast

Arthur Breur

Follow Arthur Breur

Website https://www.melodologypodcast.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BreurMusic/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/arthurbreur/

Twitter https://twitter.com/arthurbreur

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthurbreur/

 

That’s all for now.

Cheers!

Steven Shomler

 

The Melodology Podcast with Arthur Breur

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Fermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World

Fermented WisdomFermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World

I am so excited about the incredible book that Dr. Sam Holloway and I are writing! Details about this book are below.

Cheers!

Steven

The Fermented Wisdom 411

 Fermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World is a forthcoming book by Dr. Sam Holloway and Steven Shomler

Remember when business used to be fun?

Fermented Wisdom has 11 insightful business lessons drawn directly from challenges faced by 11 different craft breweries. This book that will equip you to bring joy back to your business journey.

Topics in Fermented Wisdom include “Overcoming Your Beloved Outdated Strategy” “Four Uncomfortable Truths About Scale”, “How to Enchant and Delight Your Customers”, “Why You Need to Redefine What Winning Means” and more.

Each of the 11 business lessons in this book are augmented by the story of a local brewery that has successfully addressed that specific topic.

 Follow Fermented Wisdom

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FermentedWisdomBook/

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/fermentedwisdom/

Twitter https://twitter.com/FermentedWisdm

 

#FermentedWisdom    #BringBackTheJoy

Fermented Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Craft Beer World

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What Does it Mean to be Tookish Hearted?

Tookish Hearted

What Does it Mean to be Tookish Hearted?

If I think that that you are “Tookish Hearted” or that you have a “Tookish Heart” I mean that as a great compliment.

The term Tookish comes from the extraordinary book The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I highly encourage you to read that book, or if nothing else watch Peter Jackson’s excellent movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

I first read The Hobbit as a young child and the uplifting themes in it were very helpful & inspiring to me as I navigated a very dark childhood.

Tookish Hearted Tookish Hearted

Bilbo Baggins Had Both Took and Baggins Ancestry

Bilbo Baggins is one of the main characters in the Hobbit and Bilbo’s ancestry is a very important element early on in that story.

Belladonna Took was Bilbo Baggins’ Mother. She was from the “Took” family and when she was young, she married Bungo Baggins. Bungo was of course from the “Baggins” family.

Bilbo ended with up both Took and Baggins ancestry.

Tooks in a nutshell were looked down on by the Bagginses because they did very inappropriate things like go on adventures.

Bagginses on the other hand were seen as well to do and respectable, as well as very predictable. Generally speaking, they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.

Tookish Hearted

I am Looking For Someone to Share in an Adventure

One day Bilbo ran into Gandalf who told him “I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.”

Prior to that fateful day Bilbo was considered a very proper and respectable Baggins for his polite disposition and aversion to anything out of the ordinary. In the eyes of his neighbors, he originally seemed just like his father, a solid, sensible, unadventurous, and respectable Baggins.

“…it’s very difficult to find anyone.” – Gandalf

Bilbo’s reply to Gandalf was:

I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them …”

Later that very evening Bilbo ends up having quite an amazing and upsetting dinner with Gandalf and 13 dwarves.

Tookish Hearted

Bilbo Has a Struggle That Many of us Have

As I mentioned – for Bagginses it was considered taboo to seek out adventures and excitement. Predictability and routine were the celebrated expectation. Bilbo had until now lived up to that expectation.

However – likely due to his Tookish ancestry Bilbo also enjoys reading stories about elves and far off lands. As a young hobbit he was very imaginative and he loved Gandalf’s fireworks.

Bilbo’s struggle – will he do the “right” thing and say no this the dangerous adventure he has been invited to be a part of, or will he break the rules per say and say “Yes!” and leave both his home and the comfortable, boring life he has known so far.

This struggle is a recurring theme throughout the both the book and the movie.

It is also a struggle that many of us – myself included – have had.

Tookish Hearted

The Next Morning

The morning following that upsetting dinner Bilbo wakes up to find that the dwarves have already headed out on their quest.

Bilbo is relieved at first but as he sits in the quiet and ponders to himself, he realizes that he can’t pass up this opportunity to go have an adventure of his own.

As it says in The Hobbit “Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

 All my life I have run into many people who sadly seem to only have Baggins ancestry.

A small number of us – have both Took and Baggins ancestry.

I have found that those who ride shotgun with me and follow my adventures have been listening to their Tookish heart just like Bilbo did.

I very much enjoy the community of people who follow along the adventures I have as I continue the epic journey I am on. You won’t find Baggins hearted people in this community, just us Tookish hearted people.

By the way – During the dinner that Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves have at the beginning of the Hobbit Gandalf gets challenged about whether or not Bilbo is a suitable candidate for the adventure that they are about to embark on.

Gandalf says this about Bilbo – There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea about himself.”

 That is true about all of us who have Tookish hearts.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Tookish Hearted Tookish Hearted

 

 

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The Pinnacle 9 Values

Pinnacle 9 Values

The Pinnacle 9 Values

There are 9 life enhancing values (principles) that shape the architectexture of my life.

These 9 values greatly impact the structure of my life and how my life feels:

#1 Enjoy your Life
#2 Pursue Wholerness
#3 Make A Difference

#4 Joy
#5 Adventure
#6 Serenity
#7 Fulfillment


#8 Savor
#9 Intentionally Create a Positive & Powerful Legacy

The Pinnacle 9 Values Explained 

#1 Enjoy Your Life

Sadly many, many people don’t know how to enjoy their life. Here is a link to a Spark to Bonfire resource that teaches you how to enjoy your life  – https://www.sparktobonfire.com/the-how-to-enjoy-your-life-teaching-series/

#2 Pursue Wholerness

You will never be whole. Those who are trying to be whole are often miserable. They usually don’t feel like they are quite good enough yet. I suggest to you that the pursuit of wholerness is way better than the pursuit of wholeness.

Loved and Wonderful

Please know this – you are loved and wonderful just as you are.

Let me say that again – you are loved and wonderful just as you are.

Don’t attempt to become whole – instead pursue wholerness.

To be abundantly clear – Can you become whole? NOPE. You can however peacefully and persistently pursue wholerness.

Will you be more loved if you get wholer? – NOPE!

Will you be more wonderful if you get wholer? – NOPE!

Will your life get better the wholer you become? – YEP!

 

Cheers Others On

#3 Make A Difference

You have to make a difference. One very doable way you can make a difference is to Cheer Others On.

The Four Treasures – Pinnacle 9 Values Four through Seven

#4 Joy

#5 Adventure

#6 Serenity

#7 Fulfillment

Joy – “The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation” Dictionary .com

 What delights you? What brings you joy?

Adventure – “Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises” Dictionary .com

 What kind of endeavors excite you?

 Serenity – “The state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness” Dictionary .com

 Fulfillment – “People who experience fulfillment are deeply satisfied. A fulfilling personal relationship is deeply satisfying. If you are fulfilled professionally – you find your work to be deeply satisfying. Fulfilled people have their desires fulfilled” Steven Shomler

 Satisfy – “To fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); to give full contentment: the hearty meal satisfied him.” Dictionary .com

Those are The Four Treasures. Life is too short and too precious to live a life where you don’t experience those four treasures on an ongoing basis.

#8 Savor

Savor takes enjoyment joy to a deeper level. When you savor something, you really lean into it, and you really enjoy it.

#9 Intentionally Create a Positive & Powerful Legacy

When you are gone your legacy will be the impact your life had. A powerful legacy continues long after you are gone. A powerful legacy serves overs.

One example – A caring and nurturing grandmother can leave a positive & powerful legacy that impacts many generations.

 

The Pinnacle 9 Ethos

The Pinnacle 9 Ethos 

There are 9 life enhancing values (principles) that shape the architectexture of my life.

These 9 values greatly impact the structure of my life and how my life feels.

When you put all 9 of these values together and you live them out you have what I call the Pinnacle 9 Ethos.

Pinnacle – “1 A lofty peak 2 The highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.: the pinnacle of one’s career” – Dictionary.com

 Pinnacle “1 A high mountain top ~ a lofty pinnacle 2 The best or most important part of something: the point of greatest success or achievement” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

 Ethos – “the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period” Dictionary.com

Ethos– “the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Transcendent – “Going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding” Dictionary.com

Transcendent – “1 a: exceeding usual limits: SURPASSING 1 b: extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Live a Transcendent Life

Implementing the Pinnacle 9 Ethos into your life will equip you to you live a transcendent life – a life that that is way beyond the ordinary experience people usually have.

The Extraordinary Upgrade: The Good Better Best Life

One of the paradigms I teach at Spark to Bonfire is The Extraordinary Upgrade. This a doable stair-step process that equips you to begin living the good life, and then the better life, and then the best life.

To live the good life, you need the first three Pinnacle 9 Values. FYI – Life Change Starts Here with living out these three values.

To live the better life, you need the Pinnacle 9 Values four through seven (i.e.- The Four Treasures), and to live the best life you need Pinnacle 9 Values eight and nine.

Once you have embraced and implemented all of the Pinnacle 9 Values into your journey you are living a transcendent life – a life that that is way beyond the ordinary experience people usually have.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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The Pinnacle 9 Ethos

The Pinnacle 9 Ethos

The Pinnacle 9 Ethos 

There are 9 life enhancing values (principles) that shape the architectexture of my life.

These 9 values greatly impact the structure of my life and how my life feels.

To see the Pinnacle 9 Values listed out, go to this article here – https://www.stevenshomler.com/the-pinnacle-9-values/

When you put all 9 of these values together and live them out you have what I call the Pinnacle 9 Ethos.

 

Pinnacle – “1 A lofty peak 2 The highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.: the pinnacle of one’s career” – Dictionary.com

 Pinnacle “1 A high mountain top ~ a lofty pinnacle 2 The best or most important part of something: the point of greatest success or achievement” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

 Ethos – “the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period” Dictionary.com

Ethos– “the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Transcendent “Going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding” Dictionary.com

Transcendent“1 a: exceeding usual limits: SURPASSING 1 b: extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience” Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Live a Transcendent Life

Implementing the Pinnacle 9 Ethos into your life will equip you to you live a transcendent life – a life that that is way beyond the ordinary experience people usually have.

The Extraordinary Upgrade: The Good Better Best Life

One of the paradigms I teach at Spark to Bonfire is The Extraordinary Upgrade. This a doable stair-step process that equips you to begin living the good life, and then the better life, and then the best life.

To live the good life, you need the first three Pinnacle 9 Values. FYI – Life Change Starts Here with with living out these three values.

To live the better life, you need Pinnacle 9 Values four through seven (i.e.- The Four Treasures), and to live the best life you need Pinnacle 9 Values eight and nine.

Once you have embraced and implemented all of the Pinnacle 9 Values into your journey you are living a transcendent life – a life that that is way beyond the ordinary experience people usually have.

The Pinnacle 9 Values

#1 Enjoy Your Life

Sadly many, many people don’t know how to enjoy their life. Here is a link to a Spark to Bonfire resource that teaches you how to enjoy your life  – https://www.sparktobonfire.com/the-how-to-enjoy-your-life-teaching-series/

#2 Pursue Wholerness

You will never be whole. Those who are trying to be whole are often miserable. They usually don’t feel like they are quite good enough yet. I suggest that the pursuit of wholerness is way better than the pursuit of wholeness.

Loved and Wonderful

Please know this – you are loved and wonderful just as you are. Let me say that again – you are loved and wonderful just as you are.

Don’t attempt to become whole – instead pursue wholerness.

To be abundantly clear – Can you become whole? NOPE. You can however peacefully and persistently pursue wholerness.

Will you be more loved if you get wholer? – NOPE!

Will you be more wonderful if you get wholer? – NOPE!

Will your life get better the wholer you become? – YEP!

Cheers Others On

#3 Make A Difference

You have to make a difference. One very doable way you can make a difference is to Cheer Others On.

The Four Treasures – Pinnacle 9 Values Four through Seven

#4 Joy

#5 Adventure

#6 Serenity

#7 Fulfillment

Joy“The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation” Dictionary .com

 What delights you? What brings you joy?

Adventure“Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises” Dictionary .com

 What kind of endeavors excite you?

 Serenity – “The state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness” Dictionary .com

 Fulfillment – “People who experience fulfillment are deeply satisfied. A fulfilling personal relationship is deeply satisfying. If you are fulfilled professionally – you find your work to be deeply satisfying. Fulfilled people have their desires fulfilled” Steven Shomler

 SatisfyTo fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); to give full contentment: the hearty meal satisfied him.” Dictionary .com

Those are The Four Treasures. Life is too short and too precious to live a life where you don’t experience those four treasures on an ongoing basis.

#8 Savor

Savor takes enjoyment joy to a deeper level. When you savor something, you really lean into it, and you really enjoy it.

#9 Intentionally Create a Positive & Powerful Legacy

When you are gone your legacy will be the impact your life had. A powerful legacy continues long after you are gone. A powerful legacy serves overs.

One example – A caring and nurturing grandmother can leave a positive & powerful legacy that impacts many generations.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

 

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December 14, 2021 ~ Today He Would Be 23… RIP My Son

Today he would be 23

December 14, 2021 ~ Today He Would Be 23… RIP My Son

Zayne Steven Shomler 12/14/1998 – 2/8/2016

If you ever find yourself dealing with the brutal hell of losing a child you are welcome to reach out to me.

I regularly provide discreet care to parents who have lost a child and are dealing with a loss so bad we don’t give it name.

Lose your parents – Orphan.

Lose your spouse – Widow / Widower.

Lose your child – nothing nada zip.

#RIPZayne   #IMissHimSoMuch

#GrievingIsHowWeHeal

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Go Live The Life You Imagine

Go Live The Life You Imagine

Go Live The Life You Imagine

October 2021 is here and 2022 is just around the corner.

I am so grateful to be living in the Pacific Northwest. Fall is my favorite season here. The chill in the air, the leaves turning a bright gold and a rich bronze, the early morning fog. I could go on.

I make a point to take time to savor all that makes fall special for me.

In the past – fall was also when my mind began to drift toward  the upcoming year and I would unhelpfully fret about what the next year would bring.

I would have this underlying unease because my heart longed for a life that was more fulfilling, and more joyful than the one I was living. My heart yearned for more adventure and for more serenity.

I am so grateful that now I have those Four Treasures – Fulfillment, Joy, Adventure, and Serenity,

I am also grateful that each fall when my mind drifts toward the next year I am sooo excited because of all of the awesomeness that is already on the calendar!

My question for you is this –

What Life Do You Want in 2022 or 2023?

Know this – Life Change Can Happen. You really can change your life.

PS – The coffee in that mug is 44 North Coffee Royal Tar.

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

 

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Zac Shomler’s Farewell Gift – Moving to Hawaii! A Steven Story Video

Zac Shomler's Farewell Gift – Moving to Hawaii!

 

Zac Shomler’s Farewell Gift – Moving to Hawaii! A Steven Story Video

My son Zac Shomler is moving to Hawaii and on Thursday August 5 I gave him a special Hawaii themed going away gift!

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below

 

Many Many Thanks to Dave Johnson for helping to make this happen!

#ZacShomler    #MovingToHawaii

#StevenStory    #TalesFromAnEpicJourney

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What Do I Do – A Steven Story Video

What Do I Do – a Steven Story Video

What Do I Do – A Steven Story Video

By choice and design Steven Shomler has two professional titles, and two professional pursuits.

This video gives you an overview of what Steven Shomler does professionally.

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below

#WhatDoIDo #StevenStory

#TalesFromAnEpicJourney

 

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Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon Tuesday Evening July 13, 2021 6 PM – 9 PM

Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon Tuesday Evening July 13, 2021 6 PM – 9 PM

Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon Tuesday Evening July 13, 2021 6 PM – 9 PM

I recently ran into my friend Gaudencio Felipe and he asked me if I would help him promote a fun monthly event he was going to be starting up at Mixteca – the awesome restaurant his family runs.

Gaudencio went on to tell me about the monthly “Celebrating Mezcal” event he is going to have the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Mixteca. During this event they will feature a specific Mezcal and offer both a taster shot of that mezcal, as well as a special cocktail made that month’s mezcal.

I told Gaudencio that I would be happy to donate my time to help him get the word out and that I would be delighted to host their first “Celebrating Mezcal” event.

I invite you to join me Tuesday July 13, 2021, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Mixteca – we are going to have lots of fun!

 

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below

Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon

Los Nahuales Reposado

The mezcal being featured Tuesday evening July 13 is Los Nahuales Reposado. This mezcal has light caramel undertones with a subtle mesquite smokiness and a sustained finish coming from the oak barrels (66% French Oak, 33% American White Oak) this mezcal is aged in. Los Nahuales Reposado is vivid, complex, and very well structured.

 

Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon

The Smoke is my Spirit Animal Margarita

Once you finish savoring your taster of Los Nahuales Reposado I encourage you to order the special cocktail that Gaudencio has come up with. I have had this cocktail and it is stellar!

Squash Blossom Quesadilla

Not to be out done, Mixteca Chef Paula Asunción has come up with a wonderful special that will be served Tuesday evening – the Squash Blossom Quesadilla.

This quesadilla is made with an organic corn masa tortilla, quesillo AKA Oaxaca cheese, and a squash blossom.

This is a really good quesadilla!

Celebrating Mezcal at Mixteca Portland, Oregon Quesillo AKA Oaxaca Cheese

*Quesillo is a white, semi hard cheese that was first made in the Southern Mexico state of Oaxaca. Quesillo is made with a complicated production process known as pasta filata. Another cheese made with this method is mozzarella.

The pasta filata process for making cheese is originally from Italy and it was brought to Mexico by Dominican friars who settled in Oaxaca. Water buffalo milk was unavailable, so they used cow’s milk and thus quesillo AKA Oaxaca cheese was born!

I hope to see you Tuesday evening!

Cheers,

Steven

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Commemorating Six Years of Self-employment

 

Commemorating Six Years of Self-employmentCommemorating Six Years of Self-employment

Today is Jan 6,2021  and I had planned to celebrate however, given the despicable & treasonous attack on our republic and capitol, today is too sobering a day for a celebration.

That being said – today is a special day for me and I want to acknowledge the reason why.

In the summer of 2011, I decided to build a whole new career out of thin air.

I had some opinions about branding, marketing, social media, and achievement. I was convinced that if applied those ideas to my own journey that I could become self-employed.

I started my journey developing what I call my “Big Time Side Hustle” on January 1, 2012 and three years & six days later on January 6, 2015 that spark of dream had grown into a bonfire and I ditched my day job, and I became self-employed!

It has not always been easy, and along the way there has been some really tough times, that being said – I have no regrets and I absolutely LOVE being self-employed!

So many things thrill me about being self-employed. Here are a few things that come to mind — not having to go to mindless Account Executive meeting Monday mornings at 8 AM, not having to work on Monday mornings unless I want to, not having to check with anyone about when I will schedule my vacations, not having to stay at my desk until 5 PM the day before Thanksgiving (such colossal a waste of time), not having to work Christmas Eve Day, and NO Corporate Bullshit.

If you have a *dream to pursue a Big Time Side Hustle and build a brand or a business so you can someday Ditch Your Day Job, I encourage you to go for it! If I can do it – you can do it!!!

Lastly – many, many thanks to Kevin Brusett, Ken Wilson, Zayne Shomler, and Arthur Breur. During those first three years — Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 6, 2015 each of you, in different ways stood in the gap for me and helped reach my goal of becoming self-employed!

Steven Shomler

#SparkToBonfire      #GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

* “When you’re alone you ask yourself
What are you searching for
Deep in the night a dream is born
One that you can’t ignore
If you think you can find the passion
And you’re ready to take a chance
If you really believe you can make it
Then the power is in your own hands”

 

Commemorating Six Years of Self-employment

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What is a Culinary Storyteller?

What is a Culinary Storyteller? Steven Shomler

What is a Culinary Storyteller?

Steven Shomler has two professional titles – “Culinary Storyteller” and “LifeStory Alchemist.”

In this video Steven answer the question “what is a culinary storyteller?”.

He shares a little of the journey that led to this career path, and Steven closes out this video by laying out what it is that he does when he is wearing his culinary storyteller hat.

To watch this video simply hit the play button in the center of the image immediately below –

 

What is a LifeStory Alchemist Spark to Bonfire Steven Shomler

What is a LifeStory Alchemist?

If you want to know what a LifeStory Alchemist is you can see this link here –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/what-is-a-lifestory-alchemist/

 

 

the Culinary Treasure Network

The Culinary Treasure Network

During the What is a Culinary Storyteller? video Steven talks about the Culinary Treasure Network  – for more information about the Culinary Treasure Network see this link here:  https://www.culinarytreasure.com/the-culinary-treasure-network/

 

 

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That Darn Imposter Syndrome – From The Backyard Episode 12

That Darn Imposter Syndrome – From The Backyard Episode 12 Steven Shomler

That Darn Imposter Syndrome – From The Backyard Episode 12 

In this video Steven Shomler talks about how that darn imposter syndrome has, over the past few months, painfully hindered both his journey, and his ability to effective film videos for the Spark to Bonfire channel/website & the Steven Shomler channel/website.

Click the play button in the center of the image below to watch this video 

 

To See More Life Changing videos that will inspire and equip you to Go Live The Life You Imagine go to –  www.sparktobonfire.com

To Learn more about Steven Shomler go to www.stevenshomler.com

#ImposterSyndrome

#FromTheBackyard

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

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The Irrepressible Joy of Paul Feig – We Will Beat COVID-19

The Irrepressible Joy of Paul Feig – Surviving COVID-19 by Steven Shomler

The Irrepressible Joy of Paul Feig – We Will Beat COVID-19 

In the past few weeks I have released 3 videos related to this terrible pandemic that we are going through – 7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic, We Will Get Through This, and Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic.

It was in that third video – Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic at the 16:23 mark that I talked about Paul Feig, and the incredibly encouraging daily resource he and his lovely wife Laurie Aka Tipsy Faunt provides.

The Irrepressible Joy of Paul Feig – Surviving COVID-19 by Steven Shomler

Hope and Encouragement
Each Evening at 5 PM

Each evening at 5 PM Pacific Time Paul does a nightly live video on his Instagram channel to encourage all of us as we find our way through this dark time. As of the date of the  publishing of this article Paul has released 54 episodes!

It was 5 PM on Thursday evening April 2nd that my sweetheart introduced me to Paul as he shared Quarantine Cocktail Time Episode #16 – Celebration!

 

As I watched & listened to this crazy man dancing around while wearing a purple tuxedo I was moved to tears – good tears.

The hope and encouragement that Paul was sharing that evening (and every evening) was exactly what I needed to hear!

Here is a link so you can see what I saw that evening – https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-f7Qi7DRkA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

If you are looking for something joyful and positive I highly recommend that you spend some time with Paul – it will do your heart good.

More importantly – If you are struggling and find yourself in need of some encouragement I am betting that some time with Paul be helpful.

Links where you can watch Paul are below.

Paul – Thank you sooooo much for all that you and you and your lovely wife Laurie are doing.

Please know that you are making a difference, and we are so grateful for the time and effort you are investing. ?

I look forward to someday interviewing you on the Culinary Treasure Podcast, and  filming an episode of the Culinary Treasure Show with you.

The Irrepressible Joy of Paul Feig – Surviving COVID-19 by Steven Shomler

Links to Watch Paul

Paul Feig Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/paulfeig

Paul Feig Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/paulfeig/

Laurie Feig Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauriefeig

Bonus Links

Hollywood Reporter May 11, 2020 Article about Paul“It’s a Lot of Cocktails”: A Day in the Life of Director Paul Feig During Lockdown
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-lot-cocktails-a-day-life-director-paul-feig-lockdown-1293293

Punch April 13,2020 article about Paul – Paul Feig Is the “Drunk Funcle” We Need Right Now — https://punchdrink.com/articles/director-paul-feig-drunk-funcle-we-need-right-now-coronavirus/

That’s all for now!

Cheers,

Steven

Steven Shomler

We Will Get Through This Steven Shomler

 

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7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic

7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic Word By Steven Shomler

7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic

During this video Steven Shomler shares 7 tips you can use in your daily life to help you successfully navigate the challenges that the global pandemic is bringing to our doorsteps.

 

 

 

We Will Get Through This Word By Steven Shomler

We Will Get Through This

 7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic is the companion video to Steven Shomler’s video We Will Get Through This – https://www.stevenshomler.com/we-will-get-through-this/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic

Lastly – Steven created one more pandemic related video you might find helpful Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic – https://www.stevenshomler.com/enjoying-your-life-during-a-pandemic/

 

#HowToEnjoyYourLife   #StevenShomler

 

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We Will Get Through This

We Will Get Through This Word By Steven Shomler

We Will Get Through This

During this video Steven Shomler shares his thoughts on getting through tough times, and tells about some of his journey through rough waters in the hopes that you will be encouraged as you make your way through the pandemic currently engulfing our world.

 

 

We Will Get Through This Word By Steven Shomler

7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemic

We Will Get Through This  is the companion video to Steven Shomler’s video 7 Tips For Getting Through Your First Pandemichttps://www.stevenshomler.com/7-tips-for-getting-through-your-first-pandemic/

 

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic

Lastly – Steven created one more pandemic related video you might find helpful Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemichttps://www.stevenshomler.com/enjoying-your-life-during-a-pandemic/

 

 

 

#HowToEnjoyYourLife   #StevenShomler

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WeWillGetThroughThis   #StevenShomler

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Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic

Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic

This is the fifth of 5 videos in Steven Shomler’s “How To Enjoy Your Life” teaching series.

See below for links to the rest of the videos in this series.

 

 

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

No. 1 How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! ~ Steven Shomler – https://www.stevenshomler.com/how-mamma-mia-broke-me-and-inspired-me-to-go-learn-how-to-enjoy-my-life/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 2 Enjoy Your Life Right Now – 5 Life Changing Words ~ Spark to Bonfire – https://www.sparktobonfire.com/enjoy-your-life-right-now-5-life-changing-words/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 3 I Can’t Enjoy My Life Right Now – 6 BS Excuses! ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/i-cant-enjoy-my-life-right-now-6-bs-excuses/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 4 How To Enjoy Your Life – The First Steps ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/how-to-enjoy-your-life-the-first-steps/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 5 Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic ~ Steven Shomler
https://www.stevenshomler.com/enjoying-your-life-during-a-pandemic/

 

 

 

#HowToEnjoyYourLife     #StevenShomler

 

 

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How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life!

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life!

This is the first of 5 videos in Steven Shomler’s “How To Enjoy Your Life” teaching series.

See below for links to the rest of the videos in this series.

 

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 The Message 

“Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange For the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, For there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed.”

 

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

 

No. 1 How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! ~ Steven Shomler – https://www.stevenshomler.com/how-mamma-mia-broke-me-and-inspired-me-to-go-learn-how-to-enjoy-my-life/

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

 

No. 2 Enjoy Your Life Right Now – 5 Life Changing Words ~ Spark to Bonfire –  https://www.sparktobonfire.com/enjoy-your-life-right-now-5-life-changing-words/

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 3 I Can’t Enjoy My Life Right Now – 6 BS Excuses! ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/i-cant-enjoy-my-life-right-now-6-bs-excuses/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 4 How To Enjoy Your Life – The First Steps ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/how-to-enjoy-your-life-the-first-steps/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 5 Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic ~ Steven Shomler
https://www.stevenshomler.com/enjoying-your-life-during-a-pandemic/

 

 

#HowToEnjoyYourLife     #StevenShomler

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The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series

How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! By Steven Shomler How To Enjoy Life

No. 1 How Mamma Mia Broke Me and Inspired Me To Go Learn How To Enjoy My Life! ~ Steven Shomler – https://www.stevenshomler.com/how-mamma-mia-broke-me-and-inspired-me-to-go-learn-how-to-enjoy-my-life/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 2 Enjoy Your Life Right Now – 5 Life Changing Words ~ Spark to Bonfire – https://www.sparktobonfire.com/enjoy-your-life-right-now-5-life-changing-words/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 3 I Can’t Enjoy My Life Right Now – 6 BS Excuses! ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/i-cant-enjoy-my-life-right-now-6-bs-excuses/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 4 How To Enjoy Your Life – The First Steps ~ Spark to Bonfire –
https://www.sparktobonfire.com/how-to-enjoy-your-life-the-first-steps/

 

The How To Enjoy Your Life Teaching Series by Steven Shomler

No. 5 Enjoying Your Life During a Pandemic ~ Steven Shomler
https://www.stevenshomler.com/enjoying-your-life-during-a-pandemic/

 

 

 

#HowToEnjoyYourLife     #StevenShomler

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Adventures in Greece + Make Your Story Extraordinary

 

Adventures in Greece + Make Your Story Extraordinary by Steven Shomler

Adventures in Greece + Make Your Story Extraordinary 

In this video I share some of the details about my upcoming latest adventure, and I ask you to think about where you want to go, & begin dreaming about what adventures you want to have

I am Steven Shomler and I believe in the beauty of your dream!

Go Live The Life You Imagine and Make Your Story Extraordinary! 

Cheers!

Steven

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

#MakeYourStoryExtraordinary

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