Posts Tagged as advice

How To Navigate Inspiration Overload

THIS WEEK, I've been reaching out to people whose work I love, trust, and respect to ask them to read an advanced copy of my new book and, if they are so inclined, provide an endorsement. As I considered who I wanted to ask, six or seven people immediately came ...

A Powerful Valentine’s Day Gift

The contractors we hired to frame our tiny house finished up their work last week. It’s an indescribable feeling to see it finally take shape and look like a house – door, windows and all. Because the project is so particular (every inch matters), Melissa and I spent as much time ...

The Power of a Proper Apology

I RECENTLY disappointed someone very dear to me. She reached out to me for support in an incredibly vulnerable way and I told her I'd be there for her. And I wasn't. I'd think to myself, "I have to call Susan." Then the day would get away from me and I ...

Goodbye, Old Friend

This week I had to say goodbye to something very special to me. It's been in my life for 26 years and has provided countless hours of comfort. I wasn't even the first one to hold it dear. It had a whole life before me, offering the same comfort to a ...

Hiking: A Powerful Metaphor for Life

Melissa and I recently went hiking in a new area. We were excited to see some different scenery and spend a day outdoors. We packed up our CamelBaks, snacks, sweatshirts, first aid kit, sunglasses, lip balm, and gum. All the essentials. That is, until we got to the trail head. We weren't ...

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 ...

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 ...

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