Welcome to 2018! Stoke Your Own Fire!

Stoke Your Own Fire

Welcome to 2018! Stoke Your Own Fire!

Welcome to 2018! Today is Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 and for some, this is the first work day of 2018.

As we begin the New Year I wanted to touch on one of the MOST important achievement skills you can have.

This skill is foundational to any achievement that you want to make happen.

I am talking about Self-motivation.

Self-motivation is one of the single biggest differences between successful and unsuccessful people.

YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STOKE YOUR OWN FIRE!

If you lack self-motivation then you will not be able to succeed. Period.

Let me say that again – if you lack self-motivation you not be able to succeed.

This is some thing that my “dad” Peter would have called a cold hard fact.

 

How Can You Motivate Yourself?

So how can you motivate yourself?

Here are five simple tactics for Stoking Your Own Fire:

#1 Do You Love What You Do?
If you love it, it will be much easier to motivate yourself to do it. If you don’t love what you are doing, you will find it very tough to succeed at it.

#2 Do You Have a Want or a Whim?
Ask yourself if you really want what you are battling for. If you don’t really want it, then self-motivation will be tough. Go to WantOrWhim.com for more about this.

#3 What is the Payoff?
If you accomplish your goal what will the payoff be and does that payoff motivate you? If it does, keep the reality of that payoff in front of you. Post a photo of the payoff where you can see it everyday.

#4 Get Rest
If you are in the hunt for your dream and working very hard on a regular basis, and putting in the hours, and all of the sudden you find yourself struggling to be motivated, GET some rest!

Sometimes the biggest reason you lack motivation is because you are exhausted. Once you get some rest,  you will find that you will be more effective and more efficient. I am looking at you Zac Shomler!

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Zac Rocks

Speaking of my son Zac Shomler – he has a phenomenal  work ethic and he excels at self-motivation!

Check out his YouTube channels here –

What’s Up Shom – www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Mlk7eNxQDxEBvZHotmcFA

Strong Opinion Sports – www.youtube.com/channel/UCN0jY4_se9VmRJLFne3OrBA

You can also follow Zac on Instagram – be sure to check out his Instagram stories! They are awesome! @zacshomler www.instagram.com/zacshomler

 

#5 Have a Battle Winning Soundtrack
I use music to stoke my fire. I have a playlist of songs that motivate me that I listen to when I am working at my desk. I also have certain well-curated stations I have created for myself on Pandora.

One of my fire stoking songs is the Moment of Truth by Survivor from The Karate Kid (1984)

Read these lyrics and then listen to the song below and tell that you are not ready to take on the world – or as it was in my case – write your first book or write your third book, or start that company etc.

Moment Of Truth

When your 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 your ready to take a chance
If you really believe you can make it
Then the power is in your own hands

It’s the moment of truth
Your giving it all
Standing alone
Willing to fall
If you can do it
Get up and prove it
Get up and show them who you are

It’s the moment of truth
It’s all on the line
This is the place
This is the time
You’ve waited forever
It’s now or it’s never
Nothing can stop you now

Once in your life
You make a choice
Ready to risk it all
Deep in your soul
You hear a voice
Answering to the call

Though you know that it won’t be easy
It’s a promise you made for love
For the people that keep believing
And the one that you’re thinking of

That’s it!

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

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

 

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Stoke Your Own Fire

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Happy 2018!

Happy 2018 Steven Shomler

Happy 2018!

The New Year is upon us and I hope that you have begun to think about what 2018 will look like for you.

I believe that within each of us is a yearning to have healing come to some of the more broken parts of our lives — to be able to joyfully say, “this is how life was meant to be”

I know that some people have quieted that yearning so that they rarely sense it, or worse yet, some have come to believe that life change can’t happen and they hinder and hassle those who want to live a better life.

I know first hand that:

Life change CAN happen, that

Dreams DO come true, and that

People CAN go live the life they imagine.

Let 2018 by a year where you purposely seek healing in those more broken areas ( in the brokener parts of you life if you prefer) and go live the life you imagine!

I am wishing you a 2018 marked by Joy, Fulfillment, Adventure, and Pleasure! These are The Four Treasures and throughout this year I will be telling you more about them.

As for myself – I am going to continue to seek healing in the brokener parts of my life, and I going to continue to pursue the life I imagine, and enjoy this deeply fulfilling life I have built over the past 6 and half years.

I already some awesome adventures scheduled for this year and I hope that do as well!

May you many times this year exclaim – “Fuck Yeah!”

 

I so hope that 2018 is filled with hope and joy for you and that as you look to the New Year that you are “Feeling Good”

I love this version of that song by Joe Bonamassa –

 

I am honored to be your friend & ally, and I believe in the beauty of your dream,

Steven

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

2018 is going to be epic! Steven Shomler!

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Your Story Shapes Your Journey Workshop – Saturday November 4th 10 AM – 2 PM

Your Story Shapes Your Journey Workshop

Your Story Shapes Your Journey Workshop

Discover How Storytelling Fuels Life Change by Steven Shomler and Kevin Brusett

In this fun and entertaining workshop you will learn why storytelling works and why storytellers win.

When and Where

This workshop will have 4 sessions and runs from 10 AM – 2 PM on Saturday Nov 4th. Location – 80 SE Madison, Portland Oregon, 97214

Sign-up

To purchase your ticket to the Your Story Shapes Your Journey Workshop go here —www.stevenshomler.com/product/your-story-shapes-your-journey-workshop-sign-up

Presenters

The presenters will be Steven Shomler and Kevin Brusett, with special guest teachers Mychael Clack and Kimberly Johnson.

Included

You will receive the workshop materials, and both coffee and donuts in the morning, & lunch are included with your $50 workshop fee.

If you want to change your life, this workshop is for you:

You will learn why when it comes to success in life with things like romance or finances, so many people “hit the ball and run to third” and are called out. People do this over and over again. Including You.

You will learn the painful and liberating truth that your story got you here.

You learn how to discern your current story and how to change it.

You will learn how to effectively tell your story so you can change your “here”

 

The Schedule

Workshop runs 10 AM to 2 PM

9:30 Coffee and Donuts!

10 AM Session 1 – Your Story Got You Here

11 AM Session 2 – You Already are a Storyteller and We Can Hear Your Story.

11:50 AM Lunch

12:20 PM Session 3 – Why Storytelling Works and How Storytellers Win

1:10 PM Session 4 – How To Become an Effective Storyteller and Change Your “Here”

Sign-up

To Purchase your Ticket to the Your Story Shapes Your Journey Workshop go here –  www.stevenshomler.com/product/your-story-shapes-your-journey-workshop-sign-up

Your Story Shapes Your Journey

 

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www.HowStorytellingFuelsLifeChange.com

#GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

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The 3rd Annual Wine, Blues, and More at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River, Oregon!

The 3rd Annual Wine, Blues, and More!

The 3rd Annual Wine, Blues, and More at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River, Oregon!

I invite you to join me Saturday Oct 21st at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River, Oregon from Noon to  5 PM for an afternoon of Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie, Pizza, Pasta, and Blues at Hood Crest Winery!

This will be the 3rd year that I have put together this event and the two previous years have been a blast!

This event will go on rain or shine, as it is an indoor event!

The Schedule – Noon – 5 PM

Noon – Starting at Noon — The Beautiful Pig (Charcuterie), Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery (Cheese), and Saucy Minx BBQ Sauces & Rubs, will be on hand sampling and selling their culinary delights.

Hood Crest Winery will be offering special wood fired pizzas and pastas featuring A Beautiful Pig charcuterie, Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery cheese, and Saucy Minx BBQ Sauce!

3 PM  – At 3 PM the Tess Barr Band will take the stage!

Where 

Hood Crest Winery is located at
1900 Orchard Road Hood River, Oregon 97031

This is going to be a wonderful event and I hope that you can join us!

Please see below for photos!

Cheers!

Steven Shomler

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Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration – Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 – 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Beertender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration – Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 – 5 PM

The Final Draft Taphouse is celebrating it’s Grand Opening this weekend — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Aug 4th -6th.

The New School Beer has written an excellent article with all of the grand opening details —  www.newschoolbeer.com/2017/08/final-draft-taphouse-holds-grand-opening-weekend.html

Kimberly Johnson and Mike Bolt are the Founders of the Final Draft Taproom and they have invited Steven Shomler to come be a guest bartender on Sunday August 6th from 3 PM – 5 PM.

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

 

Books, Beers and Stories!

From the Facebook Event Page that The Final Draft Taphouse created for Sunday’s  event —

“Meet Guest Beertender Steven Shomler, Author of Portland Beer Stories, Creator of the Portland Beer Podcast, Owner of Spark to Bonfire Consulting, and Founder of Portland BLT Week. 

Steven has been a mentor of Kimberly’s, and now of both Kimberly and Mike’s, and has been helping them with their storytelling themed taphouse. Steven is a dear friend and supporter of many in the craft beer and craft beverage/food industries and an all-around RAD human. Steven will be giving away two of his books, have more available for sale, and we bet he will sign one for you! 

PLUS, learn about our storytelling theme and get a preview of our FIRST storytelling event we will be rolling out, Snaps & Taps. Sports and Wedding photographer Jeff Hinds will be at the taphouse to show you just a little about what we will be offering in our new Snaps & Taps event. 

We will also be giving away a few other rad prizes!!

Hope to see you then!

Kimberly, Mike & the Final Draft Crew!”

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Location

The Final Draft Taphouse is located at11504 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite C, Vancouver, Washington

Follow The Final Draft Taphouse

Website – www.finaldrafttaphouse.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/FinalDraftTaphouse

Instagram – www.instagram.com/finaldrafttaphouse

Twitterwww.twitter.com/FDTaphouse

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

Final Draft Taphouse Grand Opening Celebration - Beer Stories and Guest Bartender Steven Shomler Sunday August 6th 3 - 5 PM

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First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil’s Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil’s Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

Phil’s Meat Market is known for their amazing wine dinners. On Saturday night July 22nd at 7 PM Phil’s will be having their first ever beer dinner!

This beer dinner will feature beer from Breakside Brewery and an exquisite 6 course dinner prepared by Chefs Brandon James Rice and Joshua Gerrish.

The menu (see below) is a collaboration between Breakside Founding Brewer Ben Edmunds, Phil’s Chef Brandon James Rice, and Portland Culinary Storyteller Steven Shomler.

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

Chef Brandon James Rice

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven ShomlerFirst Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

Tickets will go on sale Friday July 7th at 10 AM. Please call 503 224 9541 to purchase yours.

Your host for the evening will be Author Steven Shomler and dinner – 8 seats only – will take place in the downstairs wine cellar at Phil’s.

This is a beer dinner you do not want to miss.

BEEF & BREW MENU

Course #1
Charcuterie and Cheese with Prawns and Polenta
Breakside Simba Saison or Breakside Pilsner

Course #2
Quail Skewer with a Persimmon and Habanero Glazed Pork Belly
Breakside Blood Orange IPA

Course #3
Salad of Grilled Peaches, Greens, and Aged Manchego Cheese in a Hazelnut Dressing Breakside Jacobson Salt & Honey Gose

Course #4
Classic Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Breakside ESB

Course #5
Smoked Wagyu Brisket with Mushroom Risotto
Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Stout

Course #6
Chocolate Lava Cake
Breakside #MakingFriendsMakingMemories Brew, a Wood Aged Sour with Raspberries

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

Chef Brandon James Rice,

First Ever Beer Dinner at Phil's Meat Market Hosted by Steven Shomler

 

 

 

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My Theme For 2017

My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

My Theme For 2017

Last week I shared how my son Zac inspired me to develop a theme for my 2017 –www.stevenshomler.com/2016/12/26/choose-a-theme-for-your-2017

Today is the first Monday of 2017 and I began my morning with coffee in the mug pictured above.

Go Live The Life You Imagine

In the summer of 2011 I decided to leave corporate banking and become a Writer, a Speaker and an Author. I set eight goals and by the summer of 2015 I had hit four of those goals.

By the summer of 2015 #1 I was a Writer, #2 I was an Author, #3 I was part of the Portland culinary community and #4 I was self-employed – #NoBoss #NoCubicle

That journey was inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s words “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams…”

Since the summer of 2015 I have bean living part of the the life I imagined back in the summer of 2011.

I am now five and half years into that journey and I am going to make 2017 My Next Level Year. It’s time to take it to the next level.

My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

My Next Level Year

In 2017 I am going to take it to the next level.  2017 is going to be My Next Level Year.

I am now partially living the life I imagined back in the summer of 2011 and this year I am going to put the work in so that by the end of 2017 I am more fully living that life.

My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

Effective Excellent Enjoy

I have three specific focus areas for 2017. I am calling it my E3 Focus.

For me, part of having a next level year in 2017 is increasing my effectiveness professionally, having my projects marked by excellence, and taking the time to enjoy the path I am walking.

I will be regularly reviewing my work week with an eye toward Effectiveness, Excellence and Enjoyment.  I also have two people that I am conferring with about these three focus areas.

Lastly I have a Battle Winning Battle Cry that I will be using everyday —

Battle Grind Execute My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

Battle Grind Execute 

I am going to Battle with tenacity, Grind daily and joyfully, and Execute with alacrity.

Battle with Tenacity

Dictionary.com defines Tenacity this away — Tenacity [tuh-nas-i-tee] the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast; persistence.

If you are battling for a dream, or bootstrapping your way to a better life, or pursing the live you imagine, you are going to have to battle.

Occasionally you will be kicked in the gut (or worse) and to get through those tough times you will need to battle with tenacity.

Grind Daily and Joyfully

Grind Daily 

Urban dictionary says that being on the grind “means to work hard, always be hustling…”

If you want to succeed you are going to need to grind and you are going to need to grind every day.

Let me clarify. I have learned that resting is productive. I get more done in a four consecutive 12 hour days, than I do in a four consecutive 16 hour days. when I put in four consecutive 16 hour work days, my performance and effectiveness begins to greatly dimmish. I have learned that I need rest. I now rest so that I can grind more effectively.

To that end, I currently work 6 to 6.5  days a week, and every day I make sure that I take time to rest. I encourage you to find your Grind/Rest rhythm so that you can maximize your effectiveness.

Grinding daily is a mindset and an expression of my willingness to pay the price needed to live the life I imagine. I see lots of people who fail because that are not willing to pay to the price and they are not willing to grind daily. If you are not willing to work 60-80 hours a week for 1-2 years, you won’t make it.

Grind Joyfully 

Twice I have been lucky enough to meet with Super Bowl winning Quarterback Trent Dilfer and both times he passionately  talked about the importance of loving what you do.

If you can’t grind joyfully,  you won’t make it. It’s that simple.

Do you love whatever it is you are doing?

Do you love Music? or Cooking? or Writing? or Making YouTube videos? or Running Your Business?

If you can’t grind joyfully,  you won’t make it. Period.

Execute with Alacrity

“Inspiration without execution is eventually deeply discouraging.” – Steven Shomler. Yes, I said that and you yes can quote me on it.

“Inspiration is a dangerous thing.” I said that as well and it is so true.

If you get inspired and a fire gets started in your heart to become an author, or to start a business, or to lose weight, and you don’t nurture that fire from a Spark to Bonfire and start battling for that dream, your heart fire will become a heart ache that smolders and never goes away.

If you have been inspired to change your life for the better, you must execute. You must “perform or do.” Furthermore you must execute with alacrity.

I love the word alacrity!

Dictionary.com defines Alacrity  this away –Alacrity [uh-lak-ri-tee]   1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness.   2. liveliness; briskness.

You can tell when someone has passion and alacrity.

If you want to achieve, you need to be a person of passion and you need to execute with alacrity.

 

Battle Grind Execute My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

2017 – My Next Level Year 

2017 is going to be my next level year and I am going to be effective in my professional life, my projects are going to be excellent, and I am going make sure that I enjoy my personal life.

I am going to Battle with tenacity, Grind daily and joyfully, and Execute with alacrity.

I invite you to to make the most of your 2017. Take the time to come up with your 2017 theme. You are so worth it.

I am Steven Shomler and I believe in the beauty of your dream and I know that you can go live the life you imagine.

If you would like me to speak at your event email me at sshomler@me.com

Cheers,

Steven

#BattleGrindExecute

Battle Grind Execute My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

Steven Shomler

My Next Level Year 2017 Steven Shomler

 

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Portland BLT Week! Arriving Oct 1-8, 2017

Portland BLT Week

Portland BLT Week!

New Year’s Day 2017 seems like a good time to unveil my next project — Portland BLT Week. Arriving October 1-8, 2017.

Portland BLT Week — Celebrating the glory that is Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato. Restaurants, Bars, Food Carts and more.

For more information or to participate shoot an email to PortlandBLTWeek@mail.com or send a message through the Portland BLT Week Facebook page – www.facebook.com/PortlandBLTWeek

Follow Portland BLT Week

Facebook – www.facebook.com/PortlandBLTWeek

Instagram – www.instagram.com/portlandbltweek

Twitterwww.twitter.com/PDXBLTWeek

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Steven Shomler

Portland BLT Week

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Choose a Theme For Your 2017

Choose a Theme For Your 2017

Choose a Theme For Your 2017

Twelve days ago, my son Zac Shomler made a poignant video that inspired me to come up with a theme for my 2017.

In this video Zac talked about how tough 2016 has been for many of us and he said –

 “2017 will be what we make of it.”

From the moment I heard Zac say those words they gripped my heart and they have not let me go.

Choose Your Theme For 2017

It occurred to me that when I choose a particular WordPress theme for one of my websites that the theme sets the tone for the entire project.

I realized that I could do the same thing with my 2017.

For the past 12 days I have been journaling about what theme I want for my 2017 . I have been talking to myself as I walk and drive around Portland about what I want to make of my 2017.

My thoughts and ideas are beginning to take shape and I am excited about what is being ignited in my heart.  Later this week, with Zac’s help, I will film a video sharing my 2017 theme.

What is Your 2017 Theme?

I invite you to take some time and invest in yourself.

Ponder what you would title your 2017 theme.

Get out a yellow pad of paper and a blue pen and scratch out some key elements that you want to be part of your 2017.

Zac was 100% accurate when he said that “2017 will be what we make of it.” 

Make The Most of Your 2017

I know first-hand that the five life changing declarations below are true. Read over them and see if one of them resonates with your heart —

#1 You can create your future.

#2 You can live the life you imagine. 

#3 If you have a dream that smolders in your heart, you can battle for it.

#4 You can bootstrap your way to a better life.

#5 You can choose a more fulfilling path.

If you just had a moment of ache or joy reading one of those declarations, if one of them struck a chord in your heart, embrace it and listen to it and take action.

Taking the time to determine your 2017 theme is a great way to begin the next chapter in your journey.

I am Steven Shomler and I know that you can change your life.

Cheers,

Steven

Steven Shomler

 

 

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A Tender Moment of Self Forgiveness — Life Change Can Happen

A Tender Moment of Self Forgiveness -- Life Change Can Happen

A Tender Moment of Self Forgiveness — Life Change Can Happen 

Recently I was talking with a friend and the topic of life change came up. They had experienced a very significant, very impressive, positive life change.

Life Change Can Happen

I know for fact that life change happen. If someone tells you otherwise — tell them that Steven says to “Fuck Off.”

People have told me, more than once that life can’t happen. Those people are wrong.

I also know that it is also life change is not easy. In fact, it can difficult. I am always impressed when people have experienced positive life change.

What Sparked This Change?

I asked the friend mentioned above what sparked the change we were talking about.

They said, and I quote —

“It started with a tender moment of self forgiveness.”

Such beautiful, poignant words. Those words touched my heart and spoke to the core on my being.

I am painfully aware of areas in my life where I need to forgive myself.

As soon as I head those words — “It started with a tender moment of self forgiveness”  I knew that I was hearing life giving words.

I also instantly that for many of us who are pursuing life change, forgiving ourselves will be a needed step.

Questions For You and I About Forgiveness and Life Change

Can I be tender with my own heart and forgive myself?

How does my lack of self forgiveness hinder the life change I long for?

 

Can you be tender with your own heart and forgive yourself?

How does your lack of self forgiveness hinder the life change you long for?

 

These are questions worth journaling about  (www.journalforlifechange.com) and/or talking with a counselor about.

I know that when I see my counselor in two weeks I will talking with them about this very issue and that tonight I will begin journaling about forgiving myself.

Cheers,

I am Steven Shomler and I know that life change can happen.

 

A Tender Moment of Self Forgiveness -- Life Change Can Happen

 

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