• A Life Changing Tool You Can Enact Right Now

    If you missed my post on Instagram, you didn’t see my awkward pic of Elizabeth Gilbert or read I attended the Wanderlust festival this year. If you’re curious to know what Wanderlust on Oahu is like, I wrote about my first experience in an essay here. I also wrote about this year’s festival and the small piece of advice Gilbert gave to writers. Anyway, I wasn’t expecting the half day workshop to be as emotional as it was. To start, “Big Magic Creativity Workshop,” was a little misleading, in a good way. I imagined we’d be sitting in groups painting and writing. While the around 250 of us did pair…

  • 4 Ways You’re Seriously Hurting Yourself and Others By Not Following Your Calling

    Think you’re doing yourself and others a favor by staying small in your safe ordinary life? Think again. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been reading Joel Comm’s, “The Fun Formula.” In it he says words so aligned with my own beliefs, I feel like I wrote them. Here he shares the first thing that way not following your purpose hurts others. You’re preventing the world from your gifts. “I believe that every single person who has ever walked the face of the earth was made with distinct passions and innate talents. We have an aptitude that inclines us toward specific skills and abilities that we pick…

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  • The Right Way to Use Intuition to Make Your Next Career Move

    We hear it all the time. People leave the safety of their steadfast careers only to become best-selling authors, millionaires and even famous talk show hosts. From Steve Jobs to Oprah who has said, “I’ve trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life. And the only time I’ve made mistakes is when I didn’t listen. For all the major moves in my life—to Baltimore, to Chicago, to own my show, and to end it—I’ve trusted my instincts,” successful people risk big. But not every opportunity is a good one. How do you know whether saying, “Yes,” will lead you down the right path or one towards financial loss and…

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  • Sorry, but…

    You’ll never get there. You just don’t have what it takes. You’re not ____ (talented, smart, experienced, etc.) enough. Something tells me you have a voice like that one. It stays quiet until you’re about to do the big thing, the thing that will push you over from dreamer to doer. That’s why you got stuck in that season and why you’re watching everyone else live their dreams. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately. Reading articles on finding your calling like this one, watching videos and listening to podcasts. From what I gathered, you have a lot to lose if you don’t pursue your passion. The good news…

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  • Failing Beautifully

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and even with the last few years being the most challenging in my life, my cup runneth over. Last year, I told someone that I wanted 2018 to be my year of failure. I’m not a masochist, but failure leads to evolving and I know I’m on a path towards self-growth. He looked at me incredulously. As an entrepreneur, the idea of failing seemed like a terrible wish. And I’ll tell you something. It kind of was. Here’s something you won’t read on other blog posts, see pinned on Pinterest or in an Instastory. I failed tremendously in 2018. A tidal wave of rejections in emails and…

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  • A Chance to Do it Right

    Every day you sit through traffic. You race to a job you dislike. You wait to get home in hopes you’ll steal just a few minutes for yourself. Days turn into years. One day, you wonder where the time went and if you will ever live a meaningful life. Sure there are vacations, and other memorable days that temporary relieve the sting of not tuning into yourself. But you will always be resentful and in agony over not spending the time to figure out who you are, what you want, and how you can leave an impression on your children, and the world. I know how you feel because I…

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  • The Unspoken Rules That Keep You Living Small

    There is a reason you haven’t done the thing you’ve always wanted to do yet. You were groomed to excel at certain things. While those behavioral traits made you easy to get along with, and won you friends and acceptance from your family, they’re not serving you now. While some of these may be cultural/societal and even gender rules, we’re all vulnerable to it to a certain extent. The key is to become aware so you can begin to start living the life you were meant to live. It’s better to do mildly okay than excel. No one likes a braggart. No one likes someone who’s doing better than them…

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