Ruckusmakers bubble

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Ruckusmakers weekend was a little bit like living in a bubble. (We essentially were confined in a small place, with little interaction with the outside world.) I didn’t think about work email or home duties – not because I didn’t want to – just because it didn’t come up. There…

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Sponge mode

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The best way to describe my mentality during Ruckusmakers weekend is sponge mode. After recently finishing Seth’s book, “Tribes,” I realized that this weekend, Seth served to create a mini-tribe within his larger tribe – and I’m extremely grateful to have been a part of it. I have a notebook…

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You get what you give

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The other day, my yoga instructor told a story that made me think of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the mirror.” Upon hearing both, I’m reminded of how much our outlook shapes our reality. The story went like this: two dogs walked into a room filled with mirrors. One was a…

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Take a leap

Take a leap

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When I heard about Seth Godin’s Ruckusmakers workshop, I knew I had to apply. Having the chance to interact and spend quality time with my favorite blogger was an opportunity I couldn’t resist. The conference is invite only, so I also knew it was a long-shot. Not everyone (or even…

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Start small

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We seem to operate under the belief that with a new year, comes the opportunity to create a “new us.” However, operating under this belief means we’re failing to realize: if we want to change something about our lives, we don’t have to wait until January. having a laser-like focus…

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Yearning for learning: yoga

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I’ve recently started practicing yoga and as a result, I find myself feeling stronger, more confident and generally happier. I’ve also learned a number of “lessons” that I want to share with anyone just getting into it: Practice makes for better practice: It takes time to learn; with practice comes…

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Snowvember

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This week’s weather made history. Hundreds of businesses closed; hundreds of people were trapped in their homes; dozens of cars were buried. While downtown Buffalo (my neck of the woods) only saw about 1-2 feet of snow, Cheektowaga and Orchard Park saw record heights of 6+ feet. Dozens of national…

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