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Hamilton

Seeing Hamilton Recharged my Creativity

I’m not a fan of musicals. Typically, I’m checking my watch and wondering when intermission is. …And then last week I saw Hamilton. How I got to go was a true miracle. I had been wanting to go but not planning to due to the high cost of tickets and, truth be told, I was interested in the phenomenal success of the show but not obsessed with going. I could take it or leave it. Then, my dad called saying that he had won tickets for the matinee the next day. I happily said yes at my…

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Tap Into Your Creativity in The New Year–We Need You!

At this time of great uncertainty, I often feel at a loss as a citizen, entrepreneur, and parent. I find myself wondering how best to walk through my days to make my existence worthwhile on this earth and be of service to others. I often feel sorely lacking in my compass, not sure how best to proceed, almost like I’m driving down a road with no map while feeling my way around curves and corners. Many times I spin off the road, into the gravel, not sure how best to proceed. And then I gather my bearings,…

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3 Ways to Recharge This Summer

I’ve been spending too much time on Facebook lately, peering at the curated versions of peoples’ lives. I find myself feeling a bit less than whenever I do it, but I find it hard to look away from the shiny versions of other peoples’ lives. It is so easy to view other’s worlds and think that their grass is greener. If you could just be like them, have their life, their friends, their children, their home, all would be well. It would not be. Perhaps because of the line of work I’m in, I gain access to…

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My wallet’s gone missing…

My wallet has gone missing and I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself as I contemplate the mountain of work this will make for me. I have waited almost two days to cancel everything, on the hopes that I will find the wallet somewhere in my house or that some kind soul will turn it in and it will make its way back to me. As the hours progress after I’ve turned my home upside down and crawled around with a flashlight the floor of the movie theater where I suspect the wallet dropped out of my purse,…

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Casual Fridays: Taking Care of Physical Health

One of the best things about working for myself is being able to make all the rules. Running a business is challenging, but there are some definite perks. Like casual Fridays. As I write this, I am sitting in my lovely office in a t-shirt, yoga pants, and sneakers. This is only the second or third time I have done this. I typically dress up every day for the office and for my clients, thinking it’s important that I look the part. I feel more official and good about myself when I’m wearing my professional clothes. Plus,…

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What You Are Meant For

You are meant to live a life that is meaningful. You are meant for a life that allows you to make a living using your true gifts and talents, a life that shines your light in the world. In fact, it is not only an opportunity, it’s your duty. Because we need your best work to make the impact you were born to make. No one can make the same contribution that you can, just as no one has your unique perspective or combination of talents, skills, interests, and passions. You are meant to quench the craving…

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Let’s Play!

Play is as important to adults as it is to children.  If you hang around my blog much, you’ll soon start to notice how important the idea of play is—whether child or corporate executive, we all must play to tap into our deepest creative well.  As adults, when we have a project or business that we are passionate about, it’s easy to become totally engrossed in our work. Then, before you know it, hours have passed in a flash. Even days. Being productive is a great feeling. But it is important to make sure that your life…

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My 6 Takeaways from the 2013 World Domination Summit

A few weekends ago, I attended the World Domination Summit. WDS is a gathering in Portland, Oregon, created and organized by Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, blogger, and thought-leader in the arena of non-conformity. I have long been an admirer of Chris’ and was thrilled to secure a ticket to his sold-out event. WDS began in 2011 with 500 participants, doubled in size a year later to 1,000, and this year tripled to nearly 3,000 attendees. Chris’ vision in creating WDS was founded on three values: community, adventure, and service. His fundamental quest is to…

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Teleseminar with Pam Slim!

I am excited to announce an upcoming teleseminar with one of the most visionary thinkers about the way we work today. On February 27th at 12:15 Pacific, join me for a chat with award-winning author, leader, and speaker Pam Slim, where we will discuss the topic: Test Often and Fail Fast: The Art of Rapid Deployment to Quickstart Your Business. This is a rare opportunity to chat with Pam in a teleseminar where you can ask questions and listen to her words of wisdom that will inspire you to start or move your business forward with actionable,…

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