The Thing About Being Human

The human brain can easily be petty, bitter, indignant at how unfair life is. You could say it’s human nature. But really it’s primate nature. That’s the monkey part of our brain. What’s unique to humans is the creative, imaginative part of our brain that can look at those instinctive feelings and choose an alternative …

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A closer look at my daily planning & goal tracking process

What do you do when life starts getting super crazy? Disruptive things like dealing with a health issue, moving house, or doing a ton of biz dev for your consulting business can be super stressful and upsetting to the daily routineā€¦ and I’m in the middle of all of them. So when life gets nuts, …

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Project Managing My Goals From a Hammock in Mexico

My favorite way to vacation lately is buy a plane ticket, line up a place to stay and a ride, then forget about it for months. Mid-July rolls around, and it’s like, surprise! You’re going to Mexico! Here are my vacation photos (thanks Instagram!) One of the things I did, sitting in a hammock with …

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The Gluten Strikes Back

Last weekend I went to Skywalker Ranch for the annual Lucasfilms Company Picnic, is a sentence I never imagined I’d hear myself say, ever. My friend works for Lucasfilms and I was one of her guests at a lovely event that was way less Star Wars themed than I’d expected. I didn’t even see anyone …

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My June Review

We’re moving into July, which means it’s time to tick the halfway mark on this wild rollercoaster of a year, right? Want to know a secret? I’ve been sending periodic reminders hereĀ and there to check in on your annual plan or goals if you set them at the beginning of the year. The secret is …

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How do you get over the fear of starting a business?

Suppose you’re thinking about quitting your job and starting your own business. You have an idea, but your fear keeps holding you back. You start thinking of worst-case scenarios, like “what if I get no clients?” or “what if people don’t think I’m smart enough to help them?” There are plenty of fears entrepreneurs face. …

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The Opposite of Hustle

After last week’s email about the meditation that cleared my back pain, I’m happy to report that I’ve continued to be pain-free this week, and not only that, I’m finally starting to feel my energy come back online. I mean, I’m not about to start jumping through hoops like Neil Patrick Harris in this Tony …

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How I meditated away my back pain

Last Sunday I mentioned I’d had two months of excruciating back pain due to a few muscle spasms. Notice I used past tense? That’s right, the pain is now gone! Two months of aggravation, tension, holding on, re-spasming my back, then one meditationā€¦ and it was gone. I want to share with you the meditation …

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Go from Frazzled to Focused in one week

Do you feel like youā€™re able to focus when you want to? Do you know how to set aside a couple hours to do one very important thing, and then you do it? Seems simple, but Iā€™ve found myself completely all over the place lately. I have a free couple of hours, I sit down, …

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