Pellegrino message in a bottle

Pellegrino message in a bottle

The year was 2007.

I was leading an in-person group (remember those?) as part of a 6-week program I called The Dream Circle. On this particular day, seated in a circle, I asked everyone to look around the room and silently make note of everything in the room that was red.

A minute or so later, I had them close their eyes and take a breath.

Keeping their eyes closed, I asked them to bring to mind everything in the room that was green.

A few nervous giggles filled the space, per usual. I’d led this exercise many times before, but on this day something especially memorable followed…

After allowing ample time to silently recall what they could of “green”, I invited them to open their eyes and look around to see if there was any green present in the room that they didn’t recall.

Several laughed out loud, pointing at the green Pellegrino bottle that was on the table in the center of the circle … many of whom vividly remembered the red star on that very bottle!

I love this exercise.

It does such a great job of teaching that: we find what we look for.

Tunnel vision doesn’t just prevent us from seeing what we don’t want to see, it also prevents us from seeing and discovering that which we WANT to find, but don’t look for – perhaps because we don’t believe it’s there, or possible for us.

What you want could be right in front of you, yet wholly invisible to you.

The kicker is …

     You can’t create what you can’t see.

     You can’t experience what you can’t imagine.

     And, you find what you look for.

So, what are YOU looking for?

Since you and I are connected, I’m going to venture a guess that whatever it is you are looking for … ultimately, you want a life that feels free, and fun. A life where you thrive – not just somedays, but everyday. A life where you’re no longer waiting to feel accomplished or fulfilled. A life where you’re fully and unapologetically YOU, living in a way that reflects this. Where the truth of your whole, authentic, boundless self is ALIVE and free.

Am I close ?

What if I told you … that what you want is within arm’s reach, just like that Pellegrino bottle was to everyone in that circle.

What if I told you … that what’s holding you back – both from reaching for it, even seeing it – is a blind spot that’s not your fault.

What if I told you … that what seems just out of reach, can quickly become available to you.

What if I told you … that the reason it feels so elusive is you have been socially programmed to believe status quo conventions and false constructs, also known as “brules.”

Like a house built on sand, these brules (bullshit rules) cause you to sink and settle.

You are meant to RISE.

What if I told you … that everything you want is just a few brule-breaking shifts away.

Here’s how it works:

Once you become aware of a previous blind spot, when brules no longer hide in plain sight … you become willing to not only see things differently, you start to show up differently.

When a foundational shift in perception happens for you, your reality changes.

Sometimes, like the Pellegrino bottle example, you come to see what was there all along!

What you previously believed to be impossible or unrealistic, suddenly isn’t.

Reality didn’t change. You did. 

It all begins with just a few shifts – in perception, belief, behavior.

Your old “imaginary” or “impossible” can quickly become your new reality.

The Brule Breakers Club is your invitation to make those shifts, quickly, joyfully, and with an incredible community of support. We are going to shine a big brilliant light on the brules that are holding you back, hiding in plain sight.

This is the compassionate clear-eyed kick in the pants you’ve been waiting for.

This is your next evolution.

Don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t settle.

It is time, for you, to LIVE your unique-to-you no-vacation-needed life!

The Brule Breakers Club lifetime membership is going to help you connect the dots so that you can finally have what you want out of life, all within an extraordinary community of support.

We all have our lone ranger tendencies, but this isn’t something to try to do by yourself. Why? Because brule breaking can get confusing – fast. This socially accepted nonsense is baked in to every system, and every habit, and every everything. Assumed to be unquestionably true by many, this only further allows them to go unnoticed and continue to hide in plain sight.

But – once you join The Brule Breakers Club and you see all these baked-in brules, you won’t be able to unsee them. You can break free and make the small shifts that are going to make the biggest difference for you.

For all the juicy details and to join us, click here!

Big love,

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Your Year-In-Review: Video #2 (of 3)

YOUR YEAR-IN-REVIEW — “Tips from Tara” Year-in-Review Video #2 (of 3)

In today’s video, I cover why many dreams go unrealized and fall by the wayside, and how to prevent this from happening to you.

As you’re reflecting over this past year, notice: What goals or dreams did NOT come to fruition for you?

It’s uber important not to ignore or disregard the fact that you did not achieve them. In fact, by shining light on them, you’ll gain the clarity and momentum you need to actualize what you really truly want in the coming year.

Start the New Year with purpose and passion. Watch Part 2 now:

Did you miss Part 1? If so, you can watch it here:

Then, we’ll dive in to Part 3 of this special 3-part Year-in-Review video series. Part 3 really brings it all together, so be on the lookout for that. 

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

xo

Tara Sage

>>>>> Click here for Year-in-Review Part 3! <<<<<<

On Being a 43-year-old “Girl” Speaker in a Male Dominated Industry

On Being a 43-year-old “Girl” Speaker in a Male Dominated Industry

Well … this 43-year-old “girl”, professional speaker, digital nomad pioneer, and business owner of 14+ years who presented 5x in 5 days to audiences of 200+ per day … was amused that he would use his stage in this way.

Unprofessional at best.

While I’m not sure who said them, two quotes came to mind for me in that moment:

1.) “You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.”

and,

2.) “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

Unlike most other RV trainers and speakers who focus only on the mechanics of things and don’t address the real, practical issues related to RV life, I speak and coach and teach on all the thing … from finances, meals, health, relationships, safety, and so much more.

After I delivered my speech at the Supershow each day, my partner Carl joined me on stage for the Q & A portion and together we answered all kinds of questions:

>> How do you get your mail? >> How long do you generally stay in one place, and why? >> What advice do you have about downsizing? >> Why did you choose the RV you did? … etc…

Another notable difference is that most RV trainers in the industry are gray-haired white men, as was the man who chose to speak about me from his stage.

Thankfully, he of course does not represent all seasoned RV professionals.

Imagine my delight after receiving this today from Dave, the Florida RV Supershow Director who took the risk to have Carl and I as new presenters:

“Tara and Carl bring so much experience and knowledge to living on the road and that really comes across in their seminar. This was the first year we included Nomadic Living as a topic at the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, and based on the size of the crowds alone, it was a hit!

Raving evaluation forms show the audience really liked the topic, the information, and the way it was presented. Tara and Carl bring their first-hand knowledge to a lifestyle that many people are interested in as possessions are being scaled back in exchange for life experiences. I recommend including this seminar in your lineup and I look forward to having Tara and Carl return as Supershow presenters in the future.”

~ Dave Kelly, FRVTA Marketing Director

We are excited and determined to be actively changing the narrative and helping woman and couples of all ages to experience the freedom of Nomadic Living.

 

And, oh, we are just getting started….

TALK TO ME:

==> Are YOU a woman in a male-dominated industry?

==> How do you respond when someone uses their “stage” or their “office” or their platform to try to belittle you or make you look bad or incompetent?

==> Are you amused? Are you angry? Perhaps a bit of both?

Want to live and work from anywhere?  Grab this free video training where I share the three strategies that will make the transition easy and get you road-ready for the journey of a lifetime!  HOW TO GET STARTED WITH NOMADIC LIVING + THREE STRATEGIES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRANSITION EASY

 

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After much thought, preparation, practice and planning, I stood on stage as the only female speaker at the 2019 Florida RV Supershow a few weeks ago, presenting on the topic of Nomadic Living.

Making my way into a male dominated industry has definitely been interesting and, for the most part, it’s honestly been delightful. As a whole, my experience of RV culture has been that it’s full of kind, generous, friendly people.

That said … I had one rather unsavory experience that, I think, is important to share.

On this particular morning, after having presented my Nomadic Living seminar (I had the 10am spot, for 5 consecutive days) I walked into the seminar room, both to hear one of the other seminar speakers present, and to collect any of my remaining flyers while I was there.

As I walked in, the man at the front of the room was talking about ME.  

During his introduction, he remarked, “The girl who leads the morning seminar didn’t clean up after herself. There are flyers on your seat that are of no use to you.” <<< word for word.

I was stunned, and a bit irked. But, more than anything, I was amused.

While there were flyers for all kinds of things in the room (mechanical resources, RV tour companies, and the like) he made a point to mention mine – and me.

Well … this 43-year-old “girl”, professional speaker, digital nomad pioneer, and business owner of 14+ years who presented 5x in 5 days to audiences of 200+ per day … was amused that he would use his stage in this way.

Unprofessional at best.

While I’m not sure who said them, two quotes came to mind for me in that moment:

1.) “You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.”

and,

2.) “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

Unlike most other RV trainers and speakers who focus only on the mechanics of things and don’t address the real, practical issues related to RV life, I speak and coach and teach on all the thing … from finances, meals, health, relationships, safety, and so much more.

After I delivered my speech at the Supershow each day, my partner Carl joined me on stage for the Q & A portion and together we answered all kinds of questions:

>> How do you get your mail? >> How long do you generally stay in one place, and why? >> What advice do you have about downsizing? >> Why did you choose the RV you did? … etc…

Another notable difference is that most RV trainers in the industry are gray-haired white men, as was the man who chose to speak about me from his stage.

Thankfully, he of course does not represent all seasoned RV professionals.

Imagine my delight after receiving this today from Dave, the Florida RV Supershow Director who took the risk to have Carl and I as new presenters:

“Tara and Carl bring so much experience and knowledge to living on the road and that really comes across in their seminar. This was the first year we included Nomadic Living as a topic at the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, and based on the size of the crowds alone, it was a hit!

Raving evaluation forms show the audience really liked the topic, the information, and the way it was presented. Tara and Carl bring their first-hand knowledge to a lifestyle that many people are interested in as possessions are being scaled back in exchange for life experiences. I recommend including this seminar in your lineup and I look forward to having Tara and Carl return as Supershow presenters in the future.”

~ Dave Kelly, FRVTA Marketing Director

We are excited and determined to be actively changing the narrative and helping woman and couples of all ages to experience the freedom of Nomadic Living.

 

And, oh, we are just getting started….

TALK TO ME:

==> Are YOU a woman in a male-dominated industry?

==> How do you respond when someone uses their “stage” or their “office” or their platform to try to belittle you or make you look bad or incompetent?

==> Are you amused? Are you angry? Perhaps a bit of both?

Want to live and work from anywhere?  Grab this free video training where I share the three strategies that will make the transition easy and get you road-ready for the journey of a lifetime!  HOW TO GET STARTED WITH NOMADIC LIVING + THREE STRATEGIES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRANSITION EASY

 

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After much thought, preparation, practice and planning, I stood on stage as the only female speaker at the 2019 Florida RV Supershow a few weeks ago, presenting on the topic of Nomadic Living.

Making my way into a male dominated industry has definitely been interesting and, for the most part, it’s honestly been delightful. As a whole, my experience of RV culture has been that it’s full of kind, generous, friendly people.

That said … I had one rather unsavory experience that, I think, is important to share.

On this particular morning, after having presented my Nomadic Living seminar (I had the 10am spot, for 5 consecutive days) I walked into the seminar room, both to hear one of the other seminar speakers present, and to collect any of my remaining flyers while I was there.

As I walked in, the man at the front of the room was talking about ME.  

During his introduction, he remarked, “The girl who leads the morning seminar didn’t clean up after herself. There are flyers on your seat that are of no use to you.” <<< word for word.

I was stunned, and a bit irked. But, more than anything, I was amused.

While there were flyers for all kinds of things in the room (mechanical resources, RV tour companies, and the like) he made a point to mention mine – and me.

Well … this 43-year-old “girl”, professional speaker, digital nomad pioneer, and business owner of 14+ years who presented 5x in 5 days to audiences of 200+ per day … was amused that he would use his stage in this way.

Unprofessional at best.

While I’m not sure who said them, two quotes came to mind for me in that moment:

1.) “You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.”

and,

2.) “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

Unlike most other RV trainers and speakers who focus only on the mechanics of things and don’t address the real, practical issues related to RV life, I speak and coach and teach on all the thing … from finances, meals, health, relationships, safety, and so much more.

After I delivered my speech at the Supershow each day, my partner Carl joined me on stage for the Q & A portion and together we answered all kinds of questions:

>> How do you get your mail? >> How long do you generally stay in one place, and why? >> What advice do you have about downsizing? >> Why did you choose the RV you did? … etc…

Another notable difference is that most RV trainers in the industry are gray-haired white men, as was the man who chose to speak about me from his stage.

Thankfully, he of course does not represent all seasoned RV professionals.

Imagine my delight after receiving this today from Dave, the Florida RV Supershow Director who took the risk to have Carl and I as new presenters:

“Tara and Carl bring so much experience and knowledge to living on the road and that really comes across in their seminar. This was the first year we included Nomadic Living as a topic at the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, and based on the size of the crowds alone, it was a hit!

Raving evaluation forms show the audience really liked the topic, the information, and the way it was presented. Tara and Carl bring their first-hand knowledge to a lifestyle that many people are interested in as possessions are being scaled back in exchange for life experiences. I recommend including this seminar in your lineup and I look forward to having Tara and Carl return as Supershow presenters in the future.”

~ Dave Kelly, FRVTA Marketing Director

We are excited and determined to be actively changing the narrative and helping woman and couples of all ages to experience the freedom of Nomadic Living.

 

And, oh, we are just getting started….

TALK TO ME:

==> Are YOU a woman in a male-dominated industry?

==> How do you respond when someone uses their “stage” or their “office” or their platform to try to belittle you or make you look bad or incompetent?

==> Are you amused? Are you angry? Perhaps a bit of both?

Want to live and work from anywhere?  Grab this free video training where I share the three strategies that will make the transition easy and get you road-ready for the journey of a lifetime!  HOW TO GET STARTED WITH NOMADIC LIVING + THREE STRATEGIES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRANSITION EASY

 

RV PRO article about us, Nomadic Living & RV Partnerships

RV PRO article about us, Nomadic Living & RV Partnerships

“A little more than a year ago, Tara Sage and her partner, Carl Oliver, made a fateful decision when they downsized their belongings, ended their lease, bought a travel trailer and hit the road to become full-time RV nomads.

Today, Sage and Oliver are showing others how it’s done through their Nomadic Living 101 video instruction series – while offering RV dealers the opportunity to tap into a revenue source in the process.”

Click here to read the full RV PRO article!

“Where do you live?”: RV Living & the Changing Definition of Home

“Where do you live?”

It seems like a simple enough question.

But as someone who lives nomadically, it trips me up, every time.

Here’s what goes through my mind:

Do I share the state I grew up in as a point of reference?

Do I tell them that Rhode Island, a place I lived for more than 20 years, is – if I had to pick one – the place that I most associate with the word “home”?

Do I simply answer, “the DC area” since that’s where my latest residence was for 2 1/2 years?

Or do I say “Florida”, since it’s my legal address … the place where my mail gets sent, where I pay taxes, vote, and have my corporation registered?

Instead of these, I typically respond with the simple truth that I’m a nomad:

“I live full-time in an RV traveling and working from the road, along with my partner and my dog.”

I’ve found this answer to be quite the conversation starter!

I would estimate that a whopping 70-80% of the time, people respond with:

“OMG that’s awesome. I wish I could do that!”  >>> Answer: You can! (We teach you how here.)

About 15% or so ask: “Do you blog about it?”  🙂

And then there’s a special few who seem utterly confused and/or suddenly eager to carry on with their day.  (lol.)

Our world is changing, and with it, the definition of home is changing too.

If you’re curious to learn more and fulfill your own dreams of travel and nomadic freedom, click HERE!  

* We tell all and share everything you need in our Nomadic Living 101 program. 

I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple who defines home in a way that is truly unique. Their version of nomadic living is in a converted ambulance! (They call it The Adventurelance.) I did a livestream Facebook interview with them and within 24 hours it got over 8K views. It’s a fascinating interview. Watch it here:

How do YOU define home? Is home defined by the address where you currently live? Or does it feel more complex than that? Are you a nomad in your own right? What’s your answer to the question: Where do YOU live? 

Please share in the comments below.