Gumption is the single, unifying concept amongst every Gumption brand. Gumption is courage, initiative, & common sense – it’s taking personal responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and interaction – it’s seeing the opportunities, choosing, and then enjoying the journey of life.
What do you want to be when you grow up? How can a child or even a 60-something know how to answer? Maybe some people answered that question easily or just knew? – but for me it’s been a lifetime pursuit. My interests are wide and varied. Most of us are multi-dimensioned with a variety of interests. Or we’re ADD.
The result of spending a life-time trying to figure this out combined with pure genetic luck landed me in the land of Gump. Once immersed in that land, I was able to venture down the path and into the kingdom of Gumption.
Did I plan it? Was it my intention? Or did it just happen? The answers are: partially, yes, and absolutely.
Let me explain.
I’ve thought long and hard about the direction to take. And yet, I’ve often just followed the breadcrumbs that appeared magically in front of my eyes – so it turns out I’ve had a partial plan. Part serendipity, part genius.
Along the way I’ve taken appropriate and massive action at key times – that WAS intentional! But so much of what I did just felt like what I was supposed to do, pure instinct. So it was mostly intentional.
As I approached Saturn’s 2nd return (or my 59th -ish Birthday), I realized that now was the time for me to make my mark in the world. Or from a career perspective, it was now or never. The astrological significance of Saturn making it’s 2nd pass around our birth is this: It’s a time of life review and soul searching .
So Gumption is more than a marketing schtick – even though it’s unique, memorable, and appropriately me. It’s my life purpose and calling. If you believe in the Devine (and I do), then there can only be one life purpose.
But how do I square a single life purpose with my human curiosity and need for variety, constant newness and adventure, and a desire for life-long learning?
Answer: A singe brand concept (I.e. Gumption) with a variety sub-brands.
Problem: But you have to focus on a single thing to be successful?
Solution: I’ll focus on the brand while others can focus on the details and execution.
So that is how the Gumption Brands was conceived.
Gumption is the single unifying concept. Gumption courage, initiative, common sense – it’s taking personal responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and interaction – it’s seeing opportunities, making choices, and enjoying the journey of life.
The different brands are the variety and spice of life – and the different brands give me the opportunity to work with a variety of teams across different spectrums of businesses.
Each Brand has it’s own website to fully explain the details, so this overview is strictly a thumb nail concept along with a personal thought or two.
- The Umbrella brand. Steve’s organizing brand. Start here.
- Interviews, travelogue, stories
- Optimism & positivity: An antidote to today’s news
- Ordinary people living ordinary lives while doing extraordinary things
- Patriotism, exceptionalism, the American way
American Gumption Members
- Members website
- American Gumption community
- A place to follow in detail
- Compilation –> all in one, easy to follow/navigate location
- Behind the scenes, an insider’s perspective
- Steve’s original speaking website
- Steve’s original blog started in 2009
- The origin of Gumption and the movie Life Lessons
- Need a speaker who delivers optimism and encouragement in a subtle yet impactful manner?
Change By Gumption
- Consulting and change solutions
- Human nature is to resist change – let’s fix that!
- If you’re making a big change and you need people to buy into that change – then let’s talk
- Tech can be confusing when you don’t understand how all the pieces fit together
- When you’re crystal clear on the big picture, then the details are no longer confusing
- Consulting and coaching to help clarify your vision
- Clarity from Mindmapping and Flow diagrams
- Travelogue: Living and working from the road
- RV Lifestyle
- RV Classes and features
- Brand Ambassador
- Daily Inspiration
- Bench photos and wisdom
- Inspirational quotes from the masters
- Photos from around the USA and beyond
- Beyond our borders
- Interviews with people around the globe who are living their lives with Gumption
- We’re all connected
- Science meets spirituality
- Law of Attraction
- There are no coincidences
Classic Rock Gumption
- Music from my youth
- Songs that shaped a generation
- Single lines and phrases that have lasted a lifetime
- Classic Rock DJs
- The world’s Most Innovative Real Estate company
- Real Estate Sponsoring
- Real Estate Start up Training
- Heart-centered real estate