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Respect the notebook

November 6, 2012

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Capture your ideas now. Don’t wait. Especially for those of us starting new projects and ventures, you can’t know when a great idea will strike. Don’t say: Oh, I’ll make a note of that in a little while when it’s more convenient. If something is crystallizing in your head, you gotta grab it while it’s […]

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How did I do it?

September 11, 2012

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I finished my business website. You can check it out at gretchenbehnke.com. How did I do it? How did I go from last Tuesday: no website whatsoever, writing a post about being stuck and procrastinating, to this Tuesday: website complete, writing a post announcing its launch? How did I do it? (I’m asking this question […]

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We no longer serve the Resistance here

August 17, 2012

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My father died 15 months ago. I’m still very angry and probably still mired in denial. Because most days I’m happy that he’s gone. (I know this is harsh but stick with me.) I’m trying to restart my life now that I’m free from judgment and unsought opinions, labels and directives. Free from the subtle, […]

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Attention crafty couch-surfers

August 8, 2012

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This is a new idea I’m road-testing. You may laugh and that’s okay. I’ll still make you a bracelet. I started noticing that some of my evenings were not being spent productively. On stay-in evenings, there was a little too much lounging on the couch, grazing on cheese and crackers, and watching TV unpurposefully. Too […]

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Roadmap to World Domination

July 17, 2012

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During the WDS weekend, I filled 1.5 notebooks using the funky mechanical pencil I bought in downtown Portland. I didn’t want the inspiring notes and quotes to go missing or forgotten in their pocket-sized volumes. How could I keep front-of-mind the words of all the speakers AND the energy and emotion I experienced? Voila: the roadmap […]

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