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 meditation… 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 you’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 I’ve found myself completely all over the place lately. I have a free couple of hours, I sit down, …

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The difference between passive and assertive

Continuing through the Assertiveness chapter in How to Be an Adult (feel free to download and follow along!) I found the description of Passivity alongside the Basic Rights of the Assertive Person to be really helpful in analyzing my own behavior. A few examples: “Passivity is refusing to express feelings, act, or decide because of …

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Why is it so hard to get enough sleep?

Despite my praise of morning routines last year, I’ve been slipping back into my night owl habits. At first I blamed it on catching a cold, then I blamed it on the election, then I blamed it on the rain. Blaming doesn’t really matter, what matters was I fell back into sleeping in late, rushing to …

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Book Club: How to Be an Adult

The other day I was hanging out at a friend’s place and noticed a book on the coffee table. It bore the ridiculous title “How to Be an Adult” in big letters, but I noticed the subtitle, “A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration.” Without the subtitle, I would have ignored the book. It sounds …

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Do you have a theme word for the year?

Many people set a theme word to focus their year. In my Pathless Power Planning guide to goal setting, I describe a process to help you come up with your theme word, in addition to doing your annual planning and setting yourself up for a kick-ass year. In collaboration with OWN IT, a community for …

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How to be the boss of your life.

It’s January 15 and you’ve likely either: Set some resolutions for the new year and have already forgotten about them, or Ignored the whole task of setting goals for the year and are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the idea My inclination is usually to ignore it — months and years are just arbitrary concepts …

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