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Thanks but no.

January 3, 2013


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


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


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


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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