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Self-reliance or group participation?

February 25, 2013

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Self-reliance has always been hugely important to me. When I was younger, I looked at group participation as a nuisance, thinking that going it alone made me stronger or tougher. Today, I think part of self-reliance means knowing when you need a boost from outside yourself. Sometimes we’re too easy on ourselves. Inside our own […]

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I’m working at Starbucks

November 28, 2012

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“I’m working at Starbucks.” What does that mean? When you read the title what did it mean to you? When I texted that sentence to my friend, I thought its meaning was perfectly clear. Later, I learned the meaning depends on your perspective. My perspective has changed. I’m part of a new work world now. […]

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When you’re feeling stuck, help someone else

September 24, 2012

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Yesterday, I was the host, leader and lone attendee at a vigorous weekly planning meeting. “We” created a detailed plan for the workweek including project plans, activities, start and end times. Plenty of productivity plus built-in downtime. Sunday evening was relaxed and fun knowing that everything had its place in the schedule for the week […]

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Finding heroes at a pop-up dinner

July 27, 2012

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When I quit my corporate job, I felt like a lone, foolish sheep breaking away from the herd. I was surely the only person who’d ever done this. Of course, the people I was spending 8, 9, 10 hours a day with were all people who were making the choice to work in that world. […]

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Time to do something remarkable

July 16, 2012

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I don’t know how to write about the World Domination Summit. There’s too much to say. Too many ideas and incredible stories and amazing people. WDS was an overwhelmingly fantastic 3-day, 1000-person conference I attended in Portland last week, the impact of which I will fail to convey no matter how hard I try. So, […]

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