Pick yourself 

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“Pick yourself means we should stop waiting and whining and stalling.” – Seth Godin  My favorite people to be around are those who pick themselves. People who pick themselves are happier; they have an energy about them that I find irresistible.  People who pick themselves are brave; they exude a…

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I’ll survive

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With all of the projects I’ve been working on, both inside and outside of my current day job, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. My old, habitual response for dealing with stress was to amplify it – with anxiety. It might sound crazy to you (I mean it’s definitely crazy since it…

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What would you do?

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What would you do? If you could do absolutely anything? If you had all of the freedom in the world? If failure wasn’t an option?  If your options were limitless? If regret didn’t exist? Now think: why don’t you do it?  What’s stopping you?  What stories are you telling yourself?…

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The ShipIt Journal 

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On Tuesday night, I picked up the ShipIt Journal for the first time since Ruckusmakers. It wasn’t easy; it had been haunting me from my office desk since the day I got back. Each time I had tried to sit down with it, with one specific project in mind, I…

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What works won’t always work

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What works for you now won’t always work for you; your daily routine, favorite food, group of friends, current job or project, hobbies… Why? Because your preferences and needs change over time; it’s important to know and embrace that. Self-awareness, the ability to notice when something just isn’t working for you…

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Courage has a ripple effect

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Fellow Ruckusmaker, Tamara, recently wrote another post that got me thinking about just how transformational an experience Ruckusmakers was. She shared a quote from “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown: “Courage has a ripple effect. Every time we choose courage, we make sure everyone around us is a little better and the…

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Keep moving 

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My friend Sabrina recently wrote a blog post titled “problem solve.” In the post, she elaborates on how we operate under a belief that hard work should always pay off – and it’s a dangerous belief to operate under because it often leaves us disappointed. “Even though what you’re working on…

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