What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?

April 24 2014

Why wait to do what you love? Do what you love.


Ben Franklin was an impresario.

April 21 2014

Ben Franklin was 21 when he first gathered friends and thought leaders for drinks and dinner on Friday nights. Invitees included poets and laborers, academics and politicians. The cohort was a motley one, but they shared one thing: a desire to improve themselves and their communities. In his autobiography, Franklin laid out basic terms for […]


You have three seconds.

April 15 2014

In three seconds, your story has to align with my needs. The only reason a person who doesn’t know you is interested in you is because they’re interested in themselves, and they want to know how you will help them. Your proof is your obsession. Your work shows me whether or not you care.


Life is meant for sharing.

April 07 2014

In over two years, hundreds of people I respect and admire have attended my events. Many have asked how to easily find and connect with others within this community. Now it’s possible. I’ve spent the last few months building a private online resource just for this reason. My friend Clay and I have made unique profiles detailing the […]


7 sins of crowdfunding

April 04 2014

My recent indiegogo campaign has elicited a flurry of emails from people looking for support and advice on projects of their own. I’ve attempted a few fundraising efforts — one that failed, one that supported inner city kids (and got me to Everest Base Camp), and another that had me running the 2011 NYC marathon (never again!). I’ve noticed a few […]


The best moments of my life began with a plane

March 25 2014

I started writing a post titled “The Best Moments of My Life Began With Getting on a Plane.” I was thinking about my first memory of travel, the second I knew I had a lifelong relationship with foreign places. I was a young girl visiting my father’s family in Holland, and I was standing in […]


The people in your life will make or break you.

March 20 2014

It doesn’t matter if you’re running a business or trying to finish your degree. The people you surround yourself with have the power to dramatically influence your life. Their habits, what they think about themselves, whether or not they view the world as a place of abundance or scarcity — all of these things will impact […]


Fear and two choices

March 13 2014

Everyone has moments of panic. If you don’t experience fear and anxiety from time to time, I’d wonder what kind of life you’re living. You’re probably not doing justice to your capabilities and talents or testing your limits. But this post isn’t about that. I want you to pay attention to what you do AFTER […]


Star in your own movie

March 10 2014

It isn’t necessary to pine away hoping to be discovered. You may never get the role you want. And you risk being caught in the background, your true skills and talents wasted. Why wait for someone else to cast you? Set about writing your own screenplay. Play the role you want.


A call could change your life

March 05 2014

I can guarantee it WILL change the life of others. For the next 48 hours, I’m offering a special incentive. Those who donate a minimum of $100 to the Light Campaign will receive a free one hour phone session with yours truly. Things we can talk about: Quitting a job you hate and pursuing work you love Planning an […]