Is it finished?

January 12 2018

It might never be. You will always find another mistake. Another word to change. A function to edit, a feature to add. The work is knowing you’ve put in your best effort and have done your due diligence. Ship courageously. Click publish. Release your art into the world.  

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Write a book in eighty minutes

January 05 2018

That’s what this group did. A group of twenty young people, hand picked from many, many applications, were given the assignment to write an ebook together. Except they were only given one hour and twenty minutes to complete it and publish it online. This wasn’t simply a writing exercise. This was a teaching moment, an […]

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When you can’t make a decision

December 28 2017

What if something better comes along? What if this is the wrong choice? What if I am not ready? Decision paralysis. When you’re struggling to make a decision, imagine yourself choosing a definitive answer. Observe how you feel. Do your insides drop with dread, or does your heart skip with anticipation? Often times we spend so […]

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Let go

December 26 2017

Let go of the plan that doesn’t work anymore. Just because things haven’t panned out quite as you expected them to doesn’t mean you’re not doing well. Or that you’ve fallen off track. Sometimes you need to release your grip and see what life brings. You have an opportunity — today, tomorrow, a week from […]

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How to write email introductions

December 13 2017

Few things are as ineffective and frustrating as poorly written emails. Little information, no apparent connections, and enthusiastic instructions to “meet for coffee” can quickly end up in the trash bin. People are busy. Of course it is not always possible to be in the same room at the same time, so being able to […]

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Straight ahead or turn

December 06 2017

The end of the year brings fantastic opportunities to evaluate and assess your life and professional goals. As the month comes to a close, take stock over your personal and business milestones. Are you heading in the right direction or is it time to choose a new path? Your personal fulfillment and sense of progression […]

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Tips for mindful giving

November 27 2017

The holiday season brings wonderful reminders that it is often better to give than to receive. Whether volunteering at a local organization, donating goods, or writing checks to support specific projects, giving feels good. Maximize your resources while looking for ways to contribute meaningfully within your communities. Small organizations can be overwhelmed this time of […]

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You can say “No.”

November 21 2017

And when you do, you open up space in your life for more: More of what you want. More of what gets you closer to your goals. More of what serves you. “No” is necessary. Saying “No” forces to you to confront the parts of you that crave acceptance. The pieces that yearn to be […]

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36 ways to cultivate gratitude

November 19 2017

Write a letter. Meditate. Look at old photos. Go for a walk. Cook a special meal. Start a journal. Send flowers. Bake cookies. Take new photos. Compliment someone. Sit in nature. Praise a colleague. Call a relative. Hug warmly. Savor a cup of tea. Listen to soft music. Smile. Concentrate on your breathing. Acknowledge a […]

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Power down

November 10 2017

Do you power down your devices or put them to sleep? Are your machines and electronics constantly running or do you turn them off to conserve energy? What about yourself? When was the last time you gave yourself a day to “switch off” — a day disconnected from alerts and email dings and calendar reminders. […]

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