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Month: May 2014

3 Easy Ways to Get Inspired Today

3 Easy Ways to Get Inspired Today

Tweet by guest blogger: Lisa Kaplin, Psy. D. A common refrain from my clients’ sounds like this, “I just can’t get motivated to do that. I need some inspiration.” One even asked me recently if there is an inspiration pill. We had a good laugh […]

On What it’s Really Like Being a Mom

On What it’s Really Like Being a Mom

Tweet I think I might have been a) in denial b) not paying attention c) intentionally left in the dark on the day my friends, caregivers, teachers and family members talked about or kept silent about having children. Because I don’t remember anyone telling me […]

The Secret to Success: Care Less?

The Secret to Success: Care Less?

{Etsy print by Art Problems}
{Etsy print by Art Problems}

I always believed if you work really hard and you really, really wanted something, you’ll get it. If I’m going to be honest, it’s how I’ve gotten everything I wanted or avoided what I didn’t want. It’s how I’ve accomplished the big things like get my first copywriting job with no prior experience and get out of things-paying tickets/admission/etc.

Besides that, it just makes sense.

Hard work = big pay off.

But there’s another important ingredient in the recipe of success that I often forget and that’s much harder than any time you put into working.

Doing. Nothing.

It’s something I don’t do enough of. I actually created a challenge for myself and you guys to do more by doing less in 2011. I can’t believe it was 3 years ago! It’s still an important reminder.

You can only do so much before you reach that point where you’re either going to burn out or become ineffective.

During moments when I’m feeling desperate like I’m trying to force something to happen, I take a breather. If you’re like me, you’ll need a little push to do nothing.

Nothing, after all, feels like failure. It feels like laziness. It feels unproductive.

But when we give ourselves time to sit and stare off in space, to read a book just for the fun of it, to draw even if our scrawls resemble our child’s, we open the door to inspiration. And in that place, life rewards us with the thing(s) we really needed anyway. So let this be your excuse to play.

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6 More Ways to Move Toward Inspiration

6 More Ways to Move Toward Inspiration

Tweet I started this list to inspire you to move past writer’s fatigue. I created it to help you cultivate a garden of possibility instead of a stagnating pond. This is part II of things you can sample to open your heart and nourish your mind. They […]

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