to inspire action, teach skills, and initiate awareness so individuals can more meaningfully enjoy life’s journey.


to create a happy, healthy, and hope-filled world.

Hi, I’m Adam James.

I’m a motivational keynote speaker and leadership trainer residing in the Naples, Florida area. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a deep desire to serve others and pour hope into the world. However, in 2013, shortly after starting my business I felt disconnected from my purpose. I had lost sight of why I was doing what I was doing and was in survival mode. I was so badly failing in my business that I was sleeping in my car. And as a result, I wanted to hide from the world.

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I had lost touch with what matters most, that is: people.

When my business was struggling, my focus reverted to surviving and trying to prove the nay sayers wrong. It was a selfish pursuit that taught me valuable lessons. After working a number of minimum wage odd jobs, and sleeping couch to couch over the next months, I was able to reconnect with my why and I was able to reignite the passion in my work. I had recognized that my pain and failure didn’t have to define me. And I realized that I no longer had to operate out of fear of what others thought or fear of failure. But instead, I had the power to choose to operate out of a place of purpose and out of a place of service.

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Following those times, and over the past eight years, I’ve been fortunate to have spread my message to tens of thousands around the country. I feel incredibly humbled to know that organizations, colleges, and conferences have entrusted me with delivering a message to help their people in pivotal moments. And it’s even more rewarding and humbling to know that individuals across varying industries and walks of life — corporate executives, medical practitioners, retirees, and colleges students alike — have found value in my messaging and have implemented my teachings to improve the quality of their life.

Though it’s been a great run, my work is far from done. The global pandemic and disruption that 2020 brought was a blatant reminder of exactly how fragile life is and how important it is for individuals to have resources at their disposal where they can go when they need to recalibrate and take care of their well being.

Why We Exist

Considering such, I knew I needed to help. And I knew I needed to find a way to provide content on a more ongoing basis where individuals have access to a variety of resources as they navigate life’s journey.

Enter in the Mindful Journey.

I designed this community with you in mind. The coronavirus pandemic brought disruption to all of us, myself included. I’ve watched as friends and colleagues have battled with mental health challenges and heard stories of those suffering from addiction.

So many have allowed life’s journey to beat them up and keep them down. They have experienced pain time and time again, and as a result are no longer showing up along their journey with happiness or determination. They no longer show up with excitement or courage, but instead, just go through the motions of life.

Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional

Living life on autopilot is not how we are supposed to live.

And too often, painful moments cause us to do just that: go through the motions.

We inherently believe that the pain we’re experiencing is forever and we often cannot see on the other side of it. So, in order to avoid it, many delve into bad habits and/or addictions to help them numb it.

Of course, these habits or addictions are only temporary avoidances and often cause long term suffering.

You and I have a choice every time we experience pain as to how it is we’re going to allow that pain to impact us. We don’t have to suffer as a result of it. We have the power to use the pain to help propel us to a better future.

Becoming a part of the Mindful Journey will teach you exactly how to do that. Which is why I’m so excited about this community!

The Mindful Journey is a community unlike any you’ve been a part of before. It’s a community committed to well being and performance — a place where you can find hope and learn new skills. A place where you can mentor and be mentored.

In a time where information is readily available and accessible to so many, I recognized it’s more than content distribution or information that matters to drive sustainable growth, development, and/or recovery, it’s the emotion behind the information that matters.

Which is why I’m committed to providing a varied approach in which you can absorb content at your own pace, on-demand.

Every one will be able to find value in this community and I promise that we will provide you the resources needed to help you overcome what you’re going through, as long as you’re willing to put in the work.

From live coaching sessions, to weekly challenges, monthly guest expert interviews, to mini courses, you’ll find all that you need right here when you sign up. This is your time to finally break free of your pains and live a life of fulfillment where you have more meaningful relationships, more peace, and more happiness.

I look forward to navigating life’s journey with you and I hope that you will join us today!

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