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Thanks but no.

January 3, 2013

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I met with a potential new client yesterday. As the meeting went on, I began to realize that I just wasn’t feelin’ it. When you’re starting out it can feel like you need to accept every project that comes your way. I struggled over what to do. I can certainly use the money. And of […]

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The moment one definitely commits

June 8, 2012

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A couple of my good friends have recently made bold, life-changing moves. They made big decisions on matters previously enshrouded by longstanding hesitance, uncertainty and fear. I applaud them for committing to new directions. Got me thinking about this quote: Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning […]

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Why you should act like an eight-year-old

May 31, 2012

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I had the great joy this week of watching my eight-year-old niece play the guitar and sing. I was in awe of her confidence and lack of self-consciousness. There are lessons to be learned from her. She doesn’t know she can’t do it. What I mean by that is: She knows she can. Us old, […]

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The power of your example

May 14, 2012

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Never underestimate the power of your example.  -Barack Obama I’m sure President Obama is not the first person to say this, but he said it today during his commencement speech at Barnard College. It was a fantastic speech, nuggets of which I may write about later, but this particular bit of advice hit me hardest. […]

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Doubt masquerading as gratefulness

May 7, 2012

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It’s important to be grateful for the opportunities that come your way, to be humble when serendipity finds you, to be respectful of those who give you a chance. But be careful that you’re not leaning into these traits as a way to mask self-doubt. It’s wonderful to feel grateful when someone gives you a […]

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