Posts Tagged as risk

Fear + Excitement = Winning Combo

A COUPLE years ago, Melissa and I were walking through a village in Belize on our way to breakfast. While talking about where we planned to go hiking that day, Melissa pointed out that the trails were behind a place that offered a zip lining tour through the jungle. "What do ...

Are You Foolish Enough to Chase Your Dreams?

How much weight do you put on other people's opinions? When you're making decisions, are you wondering what others will think? Are you paralyzed at the thought of judgy comments you'll have to handle or dodge? This mental clutter can be powerful enough to stop you in your tracks as ...

Are You Scared? Good.

I finish writing the email to my editor and attach my manuscript. My mouse hovers over "send". Here we go, kiddo. Click the button. Go ahead. You can do it. It's just the first draft. It's not the condition of the draft that scares me. It's what sending this represents. It's ...

Say YES To Life and It’ll Respond in Kind

Last weekend, I flew to Puerto Rico to surprise my sister for her birthday (check out my disguise!). She was vacationing down there with some family and friends to celebrate her big day. Two weeks prior, I had no plans to go anywhere. Then, my brother presented me with an idea ...

Stick with the Twists and Turns

Coming from a big math family (financial advisors, CPAs, etc), I decided to study journalism and writing in college. I know, I'm such a rebel. After graduation, I struggled to find a job in my field, so ended up at -- yup, you guessed it -- the family business doing taxes. ...

What Stories Are You Telling?

Holy hell, am I glad the holiday season is over. I didn't realize how out of my body I had become until it was all behind me. I felt like a new woman on January 6th. I love the holidays, don't get me wrong. Once Thanksgiving approaches, I become a little ...

Blaze a New Trail

For a while now, I’ve been chewing on some radical new ideas to break free from the societal shackles I’ve allowed myself to get locked up in. More on all of that at a later date, but it got me thinking. How much time do you spend towing some imaginary ...

Take a Chance

ou’d think, while wearing a blood-stained shirt, I’d be more concerned about how the blood got there than the loss of a favorite garment.” That was the opening line of my first share at a recent storytelling workshop. I’ve always appreciated the power of stories, and am a bit obsessed with ...

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