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A Proven Antidote to Busyness

As I sit here looking out my window at the river, listening to the birds chirping, and feeling the breeze on my face, I've momentarily forgotten about all that needs my attention. I've got loose ends that need tying, taxes to be organized, laundry to be folded, a newsletter to be ...

What Does Success Mean To You?

I'm on a call with a client and he's having a hard time reconciling his head and his heart when it comes to his career. His head tells him to strive, excel, and go for more. His heart tells him to take a break, slow down, and chill. As he ...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Does this question ever creep up when you're considering a bold move? Whether writing a book, setting a boundary, traveling the world, or declining an invitation, our monkey mind can chime in with this universal brake-slammer. This smackdown keeps us small and hidden and dulls our light. It's a way to keep ...

When It Comes to Success In Business, Think Relationships Before Results

Many entrepreneurs struggle with the feast or famine reality that can be a regular part of business. When it's feast time, you get to breathe, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. That is until famine rolls around. Then it's rush, rush, rush, create, create, create, launch, launch, launch. Chasing ...

Feeling a Bit Like Eeyore These Days

This post should've been written two days ago. This post should've been published five hours ago. This post is meant to be inspiring, supportive, and motivating. This week, this post has missed all those marks. As I've shared briefly through some recent notes, life has been challenging, to say the least. ...

Get Those Gears Turning, and Keep ‘Em Turning

I have some good momentum going in an area of my life where I'd been pretty stagnant. It feels awesome to be back in the flow, and also a bit scary that things could go off the rails again. Two questions I remind my clients to use whenever they feel stuck are ...

If I Ever Won the Lottery…

I'm sitting here reading through some #IfIWonPowerball tweets on Twitter and giggling. I'd hire Morgan Freeman to read me my textbooks. I'd pay off my student loans and use the remaining $45 for a nice steak dinner. (sad truth these days) I'd get a venti at Starbucks instead of a grande. Everyone (at least ...

What Your Friends’ Posts Say about You

'Tis the season for goals and resolutions: A time when you may feel inspired and motivated, or overwhelmed and intimidated. You're likely seeing friends post their aspirations for the new year on various social media sites. Some may already be celebrating some wins. People tend to have one of five reactions to ...

How To Spend the Holidays with Loved Ones Who Have Passed

While driving home from a Christmas party last weekend, I pass an exit on the highway off which an ex-coworker lived. Sandy passed away several years ago, and as I continue my ride, I think about the time we worked together. Admittedly, she often drove me nuts. She was a "wake-up-talking" ...

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