Life Lessons

Turning can’t into can

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I don’t like the word “can’t.” It never leads to anything remarkable; it just feeds into insecurity. When we tell ourselves that we can’t do something, we have already decided (before we’ve even tried) that we are unable. People who do great work, people who change lives, don’t use the…

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Embrace expectations

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Setting expectations is the only way to achieve goals. One of Seth’s recent blog posts got me thinking about the power of expectations and why it is critical to create them. “Expectations aren’t guarantees, but expectations give us the chance to act as if, to trade now for later, to…

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Saying no with a purpose

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I have a hard time saying no. I used to associate saying no with people who were lazy or self-serving. As someone who thrives on connection, I love saying yes. In my experience, saying yes usually leads to the opportunity to connect with other people – be it at an event…

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Being brave

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Today marks the end of the 30-Day Bravery Challenge and I couldn’t be prouder of myself for having participated in it. It was an incredible experience, and is definitely one of the better things I’ve done for myself in recent months. Being a part of Greg Faxon’s effort to create…

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Entitled

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I grew up in a town with a lot of entitled kids that came from wealthy families. Lately, I’ve been thinking about entitlement. Entitlement is something we all display at times. We work hard and thus, feel entitled to a raise. We get dolled up and thus, feel entitled to…

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Want your own growth

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We have a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others. The tendency to compare impedes our ability to see, and therefore take pride from, our own growth. When I first entered the workforce, I had an especially difficult time with making comparisons. I’d look at my friends, many of which…

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The busy excuse

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My yoga instructor asked a simple question while laying in savasana during last week’s practice. Is there anything you’ve neglected lately? Have you recently said “I’m too busy?”  It got me thinking about the things in my life that I’ve felt “too busy” for lately; certain friends, going to the…

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Connecting

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I got an email last week from an old friend that I hadn’t heard from in 2-3 years. It was amazing to reconnect and attempt to catch up on everything that had happened to/for each of us since we had last spoken. The interaction filled me with gratitude and lightness;…

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