The Reason I Started This Site


I started travismcashan.com for three primary reasons: to create something, to challenge myself and to help others do the same.

Create something. I want to be in the minority of people that has something truly interesting to say. I want stop talking about what I’m going to do and just do it. I want to come up with an idea, form a plan and make it happen. I want this site to be a manifestation of that idea coming to life. The end result I’m hoping for – clearly helpful knowledge.

Challenge myself. I love to read. It’s one of my favorite things to do. On the other hand, I sincerely dread writing. In fact, English was my least favorite subject throughout high school and college. Yet this site will succeed or fail based on my ability to communicate clearly using the written word. In short, I need to be able to write well. The good news? Writing is a craft like any other. The necessary skills can be learned with time and effort.

Help others do the same. I’m going to die someday. But, before that day comes, I hope I can say, “I lived my life helping other people.” I’ve helped businesses of all sizes market themselves online. I’ve also served at my local church, helping people navigate the crossroads of their lives. I want to merge the knowledge and understanding I’ve learned from both to reach as many people as possible with this simple message.

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” — Napoleon Hill

I’ve stumbled onto a formula that makes me come alive. In the past week I’ve launched this site, wrote (and re-wrote) 5 original articles, met with 2 professional writers, hired one as a coach and bought 11 books on writing and grammar. I’ve done all this to become a better writer, communicate more effectively and ultimately inspire you the reader, both to overcome your obstacles and go do what makes you come alive.

Let’s get to work.


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  • shannon

    grab life by the LIFE! there are a lot of wonderful moments to be had 🙂 and you seem to be on to that and what matters. you obviously are going to make your’s count! good for u, buddy.

    • Travis McAshan

      Thanks Shannon. I’ve realized I’ve made the right choice because:

      1. can’t stop thinking about what to say or write
      2. not getting enough sleep
      3. balance seems to go out the window
      4. my sense of purpose is clearer
      5. my perception of obstacles has changed

      And that’s just the last three days. Hopefully, I’ll find my groove and keep on trucking.

  • wife

    Well said love! This blog has and will do great things. I am excited. Now you just need to work on all that AND getting sleep. ready…go!