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Choose bravery

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Today marks the start of the 30-Day Bravery Challenge. Created by my friend Greg Faxon, the point of this challenge is to push yourself outside of your comfort zone every single day throughout the month of May. I’m passionate about doing things that scare me because I know that growth…

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The stumbler

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As I walked outside in the sun last week, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed with gratitude. I have lived a very fortunate life and I have a lot to be grateful for every single day – but lately, I have found myself feeling positively floored by how much goodness…

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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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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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My greatest memory

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Summer 2005, spent in Tortola, was the best summer of my life. It undoubtedly changed and shaped me into the person I am today, as it was a summer of personal growth and discovery. I left VISIONS with more insight into who I am and what is most important to…

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Ice-inspired insights

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The virality of the Ice Bucket Challenge has me thinking about the tremendous and influential role that social media plays in our lives. I’m a big fan of this campaign, as it combines two of the things I love the most: social media and giving. It’s been incredible to see…

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