Rock Bottom – a Blessing!

I am so grateful for hitting my rock bottom back on November 12, 2012. As a result, I have been gifted with a new life beyond anything I could have imagined. It isn’t the things. It is the freedom!

So grateful for all the people who scooped me up and continue to walk with me on this journey – one day at a time!



Do we know what we are passionate about?  Individually and collectively.  Are we placing faulty conditions on success?  What is success?
If money is the only goal post, we are fighting a losing battle.  I ran that race and it never works.  Money.  Things.  Material possessions.  Once you get what you think you need/want, there is always another goal post…and NONE of that leads to happiness and contentment (personally or professionally).

Passion is where it is at – the true game changer.  If we are driven by passion, we will likely achieve more than we could imagine.  I am just now starting to understand this, and it is a freeing realization!

If I am driven by what I am genuinely passionate about, I am likely not worried about a pay check.  I am not worried about getting things.  I am not worried about pleasing you or making sure I am doing what is popular.  I am being authentic and pursuing what has true meaning in my life.

New Adventures!

I am so grateful for many things in life, including new adventures and opportunities.

J. Morris Consulting & Regent Promotions have established an alliance to offer a fresh approach to nonprofit consulting services. This is a very exciting opportunity for me professionally and personally, and a great avenue to utilize my 20+ years of nonprofit experience.

Regent Promotions has been in business since 1997, and offers a tremendous array of advertising and marketing services. The owner, Jeremy Korba, is a long-time friend, and we have worked together in various capacities since 1997.

How will this change my work?  Pretty simple.  When I am approached by a potential client, the process will flow through Regent Promotions.  In establishing this alliance, we are able to provide a wide array of “soup to nuts” consulting services along with the entire Regent Promotions stable of advertising and marketing services.

I am proud to say we have launched this alliance, and we have already worked with a number of clients on a wide variety of projects!

This is just the beginning.  There will be more stories to share….

The Power of Celebration

It is so easy to underestimate the power of celebration.  We often overlook this vital step in building pride in our wcelebrateork and creating a work environment that acknowledges the big and small achievements.




Dirty Loops!!!

I am a HUGE fan of music.  I studied music at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook ’em Horns!) and at The University of Louisville.  One of my favorite ensembles was the New Music Ensemble at UT, and I really loved playing crazy, off-the-wall, new compositions that generally made the audience kind of scratch their heads.

I also LOVE jazz and fusion stuff, and I wish I had a chance to play more.  I am a drummer/percussionist, but lately I have had a calling to learn bass (haven’t started yet).

To the point – having had the music experiences I have had, I am rarely surprised.  Today, I found myself VERY surprised and excited about a band from Sweden.

Dirty Loops – check out this video!

CRAZY!!! Love it!!!

That is all!

Finding focus

I admittedly have not used this site/blog for much of anything over the past year or so.  I have been working on finding a focus for the work I want to do and how to strike the balance between work and personal life.  Gratefully,  my girls are healthy and happy!  That may seem like a random comment, but the reality is my girls are more important than work.  I know that we will have all that we need as long as I continue on my current path!

So what is new and what is coming up?

I am very excited to be working with Regent Promotions (my main client) on a number of very exciting projects.  And I won’t lie, the reason I am finally putting some effort into this site is a result of my consulting work with Regent Promotions.

As far as what is coming up, I plan to be more active with this site.  How?  Sharing tidbits of this and that about things happening in the nonprofit world, projects I am working on, and I may do some creative writing from time to time!

So…if you are reading this.  Thank you!  I hope you will come back, subscribe or whatever it is people do with blogs!

All my best,