People like us

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“People like us do things like this,” has definitely become a bit of a mantra for me and my fellow Ruckusmakers. A common theme that has come out of the multitude of posts, emails and exchanges among the Ruckusmakers after the weekend was that we all shared a feeling of…

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Not a sprint

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“This is a journey, a marathon, not a sprint. It’s important to recognize that,” said my fellow Ruckusmaker, Lindsay. When you treat your life, or your goals, like a sprint, you often lose sight of the true value of the work you’re doing. You rush in a sprint – and…

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The dip

The dip

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“Don’t do something that doesn’t have a dip,” was one of the first pieces of advice that Seth gave me and my fellow Ruckusmakers. With any work that is truly great, truly remarkable, there’s always a dip involved – a low point that you have to work through.   “If…

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Show up

Show up

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One of my takeaways from Ruckusmakers was that in order to differentiate yourself from others, from your competition, you don’t need to do much. So many businesses, and individuals that work for them, are focused on the bottom line – the cost, the revenue and the profit. When you decide…

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Leveraging location

Leveraging location

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One of the things that I think made Ruckusmakers weekend so special, and successful, was the location. Hastings-On-Hudson is a beautiful town right on the water. It made for an incredible backdrop to the work we were doing inside The Purple Crayon. The experiences and interactions that occurred throughout the…

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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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