Coffee With Steven

Coffee With Steven Steven Shomler

Coffee With Steven

I am the Founder of Spark To Bonfire and it has become common for people who hear my story, or run across my content, to want to meet with me, and pick my brain for my advice and wisdom.

For many years I met with people and shared my insights with them for free. I have reached a place in my career where I can longer afford to do that.

If you would like to meet with me, – You buy the cup of coffee (or the beer or the whiskey) and bring $99 with you, and I will be glad to collect that $99 and give you 45 minutes of my time – one time only. My standard hourly rate for stand-alone meetings is $250.

If you would like meet with me and get a taste of the hard fought for wisdom & insights I have learned from my  journey, and have Coffee With Steven — Please email me at [email protected] and please put “Coffee With Steven” in the subject line.

Three Ongoing Options

If you are interested in working with me on an ongoing basis I offer three services:

Spark to Bonfire CreativeBranding and Marketing based on Spark to Bonfire’s signature Compelling Storytelling approach that will grow your business.
For more info – www.sparktobonfire.com/spark-to-bonfire-creative

Spark to Bonfire ConsultingIn-depth Consulting designed for entrepreneurs and business people who want to grow and expand their start up or company.

Our D2 Hexagon Alignment approach is rooted in teaching our clients to master Achievement and Storytelling
For more info – www.sparktobonfire.com/spark-to-bonfire-consulting

Bonfire InsightsOngoing Coaching and Cheerleading designed for those who are Ready to Change Their Life.
For more info  www.sparktobonfire.com/bonfire-insights

Whether your are wanting to change careers, build a brand, build a business, become an Author, create a fulfilling professional life, or create a fulfilling personal life, I can help you make it happen.

I have walked EACH of those Life Changes paths and I know the secrets that will help you get where you want to go.

If you are Ready to Change Your Life and you are interested in working with me on an ongoing basis, please email me at [email protected]

 

Cheers,

Steven

Steven Shomler

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Bonfire Caravan

Bonfire Caravan

Bonfire Caravan is a very special community of people who are all pursing Life Change in way or another who cheer each other on.

Some of the people in this community  are building brands, some them are building businesses, some of them are pursuing the dream of becoming an Author, others are learning to play a musical instrument, some are pursuing Life Change as it relates to physical fitness goals, and some are taking the steps needed to have a new career, I could go on. You get the idea.

Regardless of what life change is being pursued, everyone in this community cheers each other on.

My name is Steven Shomler and I founded and lead this community because when I decided to completely change my life in the summer of 2011 I did not have very many people cheering me on.

In fact – I had a number of people telling me that I was crazy and that I would never make it. That was so painful. Bonfire Caravan is the encouraging community I wished I had back then.

What It Takes to Join Bonfire Caravan – The 3 Requests 

To join Bonfire Caravan we request that you:

#1 Please be ready to tell those who will cheer you on what the specific Life Change is that that you are pursuing.

Please Note this important detail – If you are going to pursue life change, be very careful who you tell this fact to. Sadly, it is common for friends and family to not be supportive when someones says that they are going to make a positive change in their life.

See this Spark to Bonfire video for  more information –

#2 Please be ready to first discover, and then talk about the external doable steps you need to take that that will lead to life change you desire.

#3 Commit to being a positive and encouraging influence within the Bonfire Caravan community.

Join the Bonfire Caravan Community

If you are ready to join the Bonfire Caravan community and you are good with the 3 requests above – please see the sign up form below.

Simply type in your first name, your last name, state the life change you are pursuing, enter your email address, and hit the button that says –

“I want To Join The Bonfire Caravan Community”

You do that and I will email you a personalized official certificate welcoming you to Bonfire Caravan community and along with that certificate I will let you know how you can interact with us.

I will also send you one encouraging email a month that goes out to everyone who is a part of the Bonfire Caravan community.





    I look forward to hearing your story, learning about the Life Change that that you are pursuing, and cheering you on as you pursue the life you imagine!

    You are welcome to email me at [email protected]

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

    Go Live The Life You Imagine!

    Cheers!

    Steven

    #CheerOthersOn

    #LetTheDogsBark        #ThisCaravanIsMovingOn

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    The Life Change Path

    The Life Change Path Steven ShomlerThe Life Change Path

     Life Change Can Happen

    I am Steven Shomler I very much believe in Life Change, and I know first hand that Life Change is possible.

    Years ago – September 4th, 2011, to be exact I was standing in a church talking to someone about the idea that people can change their lives and the person I was talking with told me

    “Steven you are wrong. Life change can’t happen.”

    I was so incredibly frustrated with this ludicrous declaration that to protest I went to the lobby, got my iPhone out of my pocket, pulled up my GoDaddy app (they had an app back then), and I purchased the domain –

    LifeChangeCanHappen.com

    I am a different person now, and today if I was standing in a church (or anywhere else) and someone told me “Steven you are wrong. Life change can’t happen” my response would likely be to say “Fuck You, you’re a moron” and walk away.

    As I mentioned – I very much believe in Life Change, and I know first hand that Life Change is possible.

    If You Want To Change Your Life… Or If You Might Want To Change Your Life…

    If you want to change your life or if you might want to change your life, one of the most important lessons I have learned about Life Change has to do with WHEN a person’s Life Change journey actually begins.

     I call this lesson The Life Change Path.

     

    The Life Change Path

     “You cannot travel within and stand still without”

    Those insightful words appear in James Allen’s 1903 book As a Man Thinketh.

    You are on the Life Change path the moment that you begin to become aware that Life Change might be something that might be helpful for you to consider.

    People get that awareness long before they allow themselves to really want to change their life, and long before they think that it is possible for them to change their life.

    For many – that awareness begins very faintly like a dimmer switch that has been moved just slightly.

    You may walk on The Life Change Path for a long time simply considering the idea that Life Change might be for you.

    If Life Change happens for you – you will pass by some important mile markers as you traverse The Life Change Path:

    You will begin to allow yourself to start thinking about what your life might be like if it did change for the better.

    At some point you will begin to want to change you life.

    Further down the path you will begin to wrestle with whether or not you think that Life Change is even possible for you.

    Please know this – you will have walked a long ways down the Life Change Path long before you ever begin engaging in any external doable steps that will lead to life change.

    The internal steps you take on The Life Change Path are just as important as the external steps.

    Life Change and Readiness

     For many people, myself included, Life Change is thought about long before it happens. Sometimes we just aren’t ready.

    So what if you are reading this article and the idea of Life Change is appealing to you, but you know that right now you are just not ready to begin taking the needed external doable steps that will lead to life change?

    I have some helpful suggestions for you!

    #1 Celebrate and embrace the fact that simply considering Life Change puts you squarely on the beginning of The Life Change Path!

    Why is that worth celebrating? Because – If you keep walking down the Life Change Path you will eventually reach the place where you are ready to take the needed external doable steps that will lead to life change and your life will change!

    A Story Please!

    29 Years Later…

    Growing up I loved books!

    As a toddler I started out with Richard Scarry books and Little Golden Books.

    Early on in grade school I read the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Please note – that particular book changed my life, but that is a story for another time.

    By the time I was 8 years old I was reading and collecting the entire Hardy Boys series.

    At 12 years old I added Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books to my reading list.

    In 1985

    When I was 16 years old, way back in 1985, I realized that I really wanted to become an Author…

    I hated my High School English classes, and as far as I knew I did not like writing.

    That being said I loved books, and I really wanted to become an author. I had utterly no idea how this dream would or even could come true.

    As the years rolled by my heart felt desire to become an Author, and accomplish this significant Life Change step did not go away. It was an unfulfilled dream that smoldered there in the background of my heart.

    To top it off – I did not think it was even possible for me to become an author, because I was a two-finger typist, and I was not at all fond of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

    It was not until the summer of 2011 that I was able to voice out loud this long held desire.

    It was then – in 2011 – that I decided to build a new brand new career for myself out of thin air, and I set four goals –

    #1 to become Self -employed,

     #2 to become a Food Writer,

     #3 to become a Professional Speaker and,

     #4 to Become an Author

    In 2014

    In 2014 I was 46 years old and I became a real life Author!

    Way back in 1985 when I was 16 years old was when I became aware of my desire to become an Author.

    It took me 29 years of walking down The Life Change Path to see this dream come true.

    I am so glad I stayed on that path!

    By the way I am still a two-finger typist, and I am still not at all fond of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

    Recapping Suggestion #1

    If the idea of Life Change is appealing to you, but you know that right now you are just not ready to begin taking the needed external doable steps that will lead to Life Change you would do well to —

    Celebrate and embrace the fact that simply considering Life Change puts you squarely on the beginning of The Life Change Path!

    Suggestion #2 Nurture Your Dream!

    Even if you have no idea how you could ever accomplish the Life Change you are thinking about, and even if you are like I was, and you don’t think that it is possible for you to accomplish the Life Change you are thinking about, nurture that dream!

    In the book of Proverbs 13:12 it says, “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick” (KJV) – That is so stinkin’ true!

    I will admit it can be painful to nurture a long held dream that still has not come true.

    Know this – unfulfilled dreams don’t go away – even the ones you try to extinguish.

    Unfulfilled dreams don’t go away they simply smolder in the background of your heart and cause ongoing heartache.

    In my experience it is much better and less painful (note – not painless), to simply embrace the desire that is there in your heart and celebrate that you are on The Life Change Path and nurture your dream until you are ready to begin taking the needed external doable steps that will lead to life change.

    Suggestion #3 Make It Real!

    If you are on the Life Change Path – Make it real!

    Below is a Sign Up Form.

    Type in your first name, your last name, and your email address and hit the button that says

    “I am on The Life Change Path”

    You do that and I will email you a personalized official certificate welcoming you to The Life Change Path!

    I will also send you one encouraging email a month that will go out to everyone who joins me on The Life Change Path.





      Safe and Concrete

      This is a very safe step to take. You don’t even have to share with anyone what Life Change you are considering.

      This is also a concrete step to take. Trust me on this – once you receive that personalized official certificate welcoming you to The Life Change Path you will think to yourself –

      “Wow! Shit just got real! I really am on The Life change Path and that feels soo good!”

      One Last Thing…

      Someday if you are ever ready for it, I have a very special community of people who are all pursing Life Change in way or another who cheer each other on.

      Some of the people in this community  are building brands, some them are building businesses, some of them are pursuing the dream of becoming an Author, others are learning to play a musical instrument, some are pursuing Life Change as it relates to physical fitness goals, and some are taking the steps needed to have a new career, I could go on. You get the idea.

      Regardless of what life change is being pursued, everyone in this community cheers each other on.

      I call this community Bonfire Caravan – Let the dogs bark, this caravan is moving on.

      I founded and lead this community because when I decided to completely change my life in the summer of 2011 I did not have vey many people cheering me on.

      In fact – I had a number of people telling me that I was crazy and that I would never make it. That was so painful.

      Bonfire Caravan is the encouraging community I wished I had back then.

      People who join Bonfire Caravan:

      #1 Are ready to tell those who will cheer them on what the specific Life Change is that they are pursing.

      #2 Are ready to first discover, and then talk about the external doable steps they need to take that that will lead to life change they desire.

      #3 Commit to be a positive and encouraging influence within the Bonfire Caravan community.

      When the time right – the community that will cheer you on and encourage you on exists and is ready for you!

      For more information about Bonfire Caravan go to  www.stevenshomler.com/bonfire-caravan

      Cheers!

      I am Steven Shomler – I know that Life Change Can Happen, and I believe in the beauty of your dream!

      #GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

      #WhatLifeDoYouWant

       

       

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      Bonfire Insights

      Bonfire Insights

      Bonfire Insights – Ongoing Coaching and Cheerleading designed for those who are Ready to Change Their Life.

      This service allows you to work with Steven Shomler on an ongoing one-on-one basis and receive the benefit of his hard fought for life changing wisdom and insight.

      Bonfire Insights is Ongoing Coaching and Cheerleading designed for those who are Ready to Change Their Life.

      Whether your are wanting to change careers, build a brand, build a business, become an Author, create a fulfilling professional life, or create a fulfilling personal life, Steven can help you make it happen.

      He has walked EACH of those Life Change paths and he knows the secrets that will help you get to where you want to go.

      we offer for 4 options for those wanting to access to Steven’s life-changing Bonfire Insights.

      Option 1 – Coffee With Steven 

      If you want to get a first-hand taste of Steven’s life changing wisdom and insight we offer Coffee with Steven.

      You buy the cup of coffee (or the beer or the whiskey) and bring $99 with you, and Steven will be glad to collect that $99 and give you 45 minutes of his time – one time only. Steven’s current standard hourly rate for stand-alone meetings is $250.

      If you would like to have an initial meeting with Steven and get a taste of the hard fought for wisdom & insights he has learned from his  journey, and have Coffee With Steven — Please email him at [email protected] and please put “Coffee With Steven” in the subject line.

      Option 2 – Three Sessions

      You can meet with Steven for a series of 3 one-hour weekly or monthly sessions. Investment – $600 with $200 due at each meeting. Receive a 10% discount if you pay in full at the time you schedule your first session.

      Option 3 – Six Sessions

      You can meet with Steven for a series of 6 one-hour weekly or monthly sessions. Investment – $1,050 with $175 due at each meeting. Receive a 10% discount if you pay in full at the time you schedule your first session.

      Option 4 – Twelve Sessions

      You can meet with Steven for a series of 12 one-hour weekly or monthly sessions. Investment – $1,680 with $140 due at each meeting. Receive a 10% discount if you pay in full at the time you schedule your first session.

       

      If you are Ready to Change Your Life and you are interested in working with Steven on an ongoing basis, please email him at [email protected]

       

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      Spark to Bonfire Consulting

      Spark to Bonfire Consulting

      Spark to Bonfire Consulting is a division of  Spark to Bonfire. We offer In-depth Consulting designed for entrepreneurs and business people who want to grow and expand their start up or company.

      Our D2 Hexagon Alignment approach is rooted in teaching our clients to master Achievement and Storytelling.

      The three primary elements of Achievement are TenacityStrategy, and Execution.

      We teach our clients how to master those three achievement elements so that they can be more effective and reach their goals faster and with alacrity.

      Our Threefold definition of Storytelling telling includes BrandingMarketing, and Social Media.

      Your Brand is your story.  Marketing is tastefully telling your story. (By the way – those 11 words make up our Founder’s signature 11 word Branding and Marketing Seminar)

      Social Media is an incredible tool that when handled skillfully, will fuel your companies’ growth.

      We teach our clients how to effectively leverage Storytelling by harnessing the power of Branding, Marketing, and Social Media.

      As we unfold our consulting paradigm with our clients we guide them to pursue functional alignment between their Achievement dimension and their Storytelling dimension so that all six facets are calibrated to deliver maximum effectiveness.

      If you would to have us consider working with you please email Steven Shomler at [email protected]

       

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      Spark To Bonfire Creative

      Spark to Bonfire Creative

      Spark to Bonfire Creative – Branding and Marketing based on Spark to Bonfire’s signature Compelling Storytelling approach that will grow your business.

      We take a compelling storytelling approach to both Branding and Marketing.

      As Steven Shomler teaches in his signature 11 Word Branding and Marketing Seminar – “Your brand is your story and marketing is tastefully telling your story.”

      We have successfully worked with a broad array of self -employed professionals helping them grow their businesses.

      We have also worked with a number of businesses and entrepreneurs  in the culinary world, including handling the marketing and events for start up breweries, providing marketing and PR for brand new restaurants, as well providing branding and marketing services for many culinary enterprises.

      If you would to have us consider working with you please email Steven Shomler at [email protected]

       

       

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      Spark to Bonfire Media

      Spark to Bonfire Media Steven Shomler

      Spark to Bonfire Media

      Spark to Bonfire Media is a division of Spark to Bonfire.

      We produce the content for the Portland Culinary Podcast, The Portland Beer Podcast, The Spark to Bonfire YouTube channel, The Culinary Treasure YouTube channel, The Savory Travel Adventures YouTube channel, the Shirts For Your People YouTube channel, and the Steven Shomler YouTube channel.

       

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      What is Spark to Bonfire

      What is Spark to Bonfire?

      Spark to Bonfire is a company founded by Steven Shomler and we create resources  and provide services that inspire and equip others to Go Live The Life They Imagine.

      Our Three Services

      #1 Spark to Bonfire Creative

       Spark to Bonfire Creative – Branding and Marketing based on our signature Compelling Storytelling approach that will grow your business.
      For more info – www.sparktobonfire.com/spark-to-bonfire-creative

       

      #2 Spark to Bonfire Consulting

      Spark to Bonfire Consulting – In-depth Consulting designed for entrepreneurs and business people who want to grow and expand their start up or company.

      Our D2 Hexagon Alignment approach is rooted in teaching our clients to master Achievement and Storytelling
      For more info – www.sparktobonfire.com/spark-to-bonfire-consulting

       

      #3 Bonfire Insights

      Bonfire Insights – Ongoing Coaching and Cheerleading designed for those who are Ready to Change Their Life.

      This service allows you to work with Steven Shomler on an ongoing one-on-one basis and receive the benefit of his hard fought for life changing wisdom and insight.

      Whether your are wanting to change careersbuild a brandbuild a businessbecome an Author, create a fulfilling professional life, or create a fulfilling personal life, Steven can help you make it happen.
      For more info – www.sparktobonfire.com/bonfire-insights

      Spark To Bonfire Contact Info

      To contact us please send your email to [email protected]

       

      Follow Spark To Bonfire 

      Facebook – www.facebook.com/SparkToBonfire

      Instagram – www.instagram.com/sparktobonfire

      Twitterwww.witter.com/sparktobonfire

       

       

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      Redwoods, Growth, Change, and Relationships – From The Backyard Episode 11

      Redwoods, Growth, Change, and Relationships – From The Backyard Episode 11

      Redwoods, Growth, Change, and Relationships –
      From The Backyard Episode 11

      In this video Steven Shomler talks what happens when we confuse Change with Growth

      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

      #ChangeAndGrowth

      #FromTheBackyard

      #GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

       

       

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      Tell People Who Will Cheer You On

      Tell People Who Will Cheer You On by Steven Shomler

      Tell People Who Will Cheer You On

      If you are Building a Brand, or Building a Business, or Pursuing Life Change make sure that you Tell The People Who Will Cheer You On!

      In this Spark to Bonfire Video Steven Shomler teaches why this Bonfire Achievement Principle is soooo important!

      Steven also shares who it is that will NOT cheer you on, and what you need to do when you run up against the people who try to discourage you.

       

      To Share this video send people to – www.TellPeopleWhoWillCheerYouOn.com

      I am Steven Shomler and I believe in the beauty of your dream and I know firsthand that life change can happen!

      Go Live The Life You Imagine!

      Cheers!

      Steven

      #YouCanBuildYourBrand

      #YouCanBuildYourBusiness

      #LifeChangeCanHappen

      #GoLiveTheLifeYouImagine

      www.TellPeopleWhoWillCheerYouOn.com

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