September 11, 2012

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How did I do it?

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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September 4, 2012

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Just one more and then I’ll start

The Resistance. My last post was about the Resistance and that was two weeks ago. I guess I angered it. Steven Pressfield describes the Resistance as evil, alive, an entity actively, craftily striving to stop you from doing your work. Your work is anything that you have to dig down inside yourself to do. Things […]

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August 17, 2012

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We no longer serve the Resistance here

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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August 8, 2012

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Attention crafty couch-surfers

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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August 2, 2012

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The point is, you thought it was a dragon

You’re scared to do something. You’re scared because you don’t know how to do it or because the outcome is uncertain or because you feel unprepared. You procrastinate and make excuses and worry and scold yourself. The longer you wait, the more the fear builds. And this thing starts to become something bigger and darker […]

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