Flourish

Part 3: Boxes make me panic.

Pre-P.S. This is part of a quick series breaking down how to answer the question, “So what now?” You can check out the first two posts here. — “Who on earth is this for?” This question about killed me until it didn’t. You see, I’m claustrophobic and any time I think about getting trapped in

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Part 2: What do you want?

Pre-P.S. If you missed yesterday’s post, I’m sharing a series this week helping you answer the question of “What now?” by sharing how I answered that question for myself when I needed to decide what type of offer I wanted to design next. If you’re in the process of determining what’s next for you right

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Part 1: So what now?

I was texting my friend Marisa the other day, and at the end of our convo, her last text to me was, “What a difference a year can make, right?” It got me thinking about just how true that statement is for me. Our perspective about our accomplishments can easily get warped. Many of my

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straight from my notebook

Below you’ll see words that demanded to fly out of my fingertips after journaling this morning, so I thought I’d share them with you today. Imperfections likely present. (Not so ironically, these words came freely after I did some work on healing my inner-perfectionist). Often, the root work we need to do is put in

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Mindset

Purple Potato Water

The water turned purple, and everything dissolved. That’s what happened when I tried to make sweet potato gnocchi. After 45 minutes of baking, kneading, rolling, and cutting the dough into the perfect bite-sized pieces. I dumped the freshly formed gnocchi into the boiling water and watched them dissolve one by one. For the record, that’s

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How to Manage Uncertainty With Ease

As business owners, we’re faced with uncertainty a lot. (Not to mention 2020 seems to be giving dose after dose of uncertainty in general). But as the owner of your business… You’re the one making all the decisions. You’re the one coming up with the next idea. You’re the one executing (oftentimes solo). Which means you’re

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How to Use Constraints to Find Clarity

If you ask me, “What do you want for dinner?” my brain melts. It doesn’t work. However, if you ask me, “Do you want spaghetti or shrimp bowls?” I can function. My decision-making abilities return to me. Because clarity needs constraints. (So does creativity). When we give ourselves constraints, we expand. And yet, we often

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3 Sentences on Success

What we’re taught to think: “To be successful I need to learn more, make more, do more.” A different way to think about about success: Success is a journey of unlearning and then piecing together the insights from what you’ve unlearned into a new way of existing in the world. Success can be experienced daily,

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FOR ENTREPRENEURS

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Course

I’m writing from the couch next to the fireplace in our Whistler hotel as snow falls out the window. It’s peaceful and serene and probably the exact opposite of your inbox right now. Because it’s digital course launch season. The time of year when all your favorites in the online coaching/creative/marketing world start sharing their

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Mindset

Learning to say what you want

Which is easier for you? Saying what you don’t want or saying what you want? If you’re like most people I know, saying what you want is infinitely harder than saying what you don’t want. Case in point, when your significant other asks, “What do you want for lunch?” Do you say, “I don’t know”

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Be like Portland. Neon sign that says Portland Oregon.
Business

be like Portland not Newark

I hit the jackpot flying back to Austin last night. I not only had the extra roomy exit row, I had the extra roomy exit row all to myself. I was about to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight” as the flight intendant instructed, but instead, I whipped out my phone to write you

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Business

This writing trick is as good as peanut butter cups

Consistency can be hard am I right? I’m great at doing some things consistently… like eating Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. I eat two of those dark chocolate masterpieces a day. And as a tribute to my adulthood, I eat them before dinner. I’m not so great at being consistent with working out, remembering to switch my laundry

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sitting on the porch
Business

Can you sit?

I was leaning over the counter eating artichoke hearts out of the can when my friend Kerason texted me mid-bite. She was asking if I knew what I was going to write yet since it’s 5:06 on Tuesday—the day I promised myself I’d send you love notes. I didn’t have a complete idea formulated yet,

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Mindset

Don’t be a Donkey and Other Tips on Avoiding Fear

Ciao!

The day my mom joined us in Italy happened to be the same day as Festa Di Asini—The Donkey Festival (yes, you read that right). A Donkey Derby seemed like the perfect way to help her fight jet lag, so we joined in on the fun.

Here’s the thing, the concept of racing donkeys around a small grassy track is hilarious because donkeys are notoriously stubborn. After all, we call them asses…

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Uncategorized

Are you asking the right question?

Patrick and I were in a conversation this morning and he said something brilliant. Which isn’t unusual by any means, but this one was especially brilliant because he articulated in 15 seconds what many consultants and freelancers spend significantly more time trying to figure out. (He’s been on a roll lately). We were talking about

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Spirituality

Get Your Woo Woo On With Solfeggio Frequencies

Wednesday can often get a bad rap, it’s hump day after all. Smack dab in the middle of the week with no specialty of its ownーother than being right in the middle.I’m finding this Wednesday has been particularly middle-ish, so I thought I’d rename it Woo-Woo Wednesday and share some magic with you. Sound good? I thought so, too.

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Health

Sofa Butt’s Got Me Feeling Aware

How’s your booty feeling on this Tuesday? Sore? Tight and bootyfull? Sofa butt-ish? I can’t remember where I heard or read the term “sofa butt,” but I’ve been using it ad naseam since it entered my vocabulary. Sofa butt occurs when you sit on your a** for so long that it starts to shift around,

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