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The No. 1 Tool for Goals I Just Discovered

Recently I got bogged down by the ‘overwhelm’ and fell into bad habits….again. I’ve always been someone who knows what they want but can’t seem to actually do it. Then I happen to see the finalists of Shopify’s latest Build a Business Competition. You know, the competition where you get to go to Necker Island if you win and learn from the masters like Tony Robbins and Marie Forleo. One of the finalists was the SELF Journal: Your Daily Structure for Success. How it Works The SELF Journal helps organize and align your tactical day-to-day tasks with your larger life goals Year long planning leaves too much time to procrastinate. Crafting […]

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The Zen of Patience by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci had his ups and downs in his career. Surprisingly it took quite a while for his career to take off. When he was still a poor artist trying to make a name for himself in Florence there were people that doubted him and made fun of him. Today we might call these people trolls, critics, maybe even family.   So what did da Vinci do with all the naysayers. Did he hunt them down and give them a does of their own medicine? Did he kill them like so many would in renaissance Florence? Nope. He did nothing. Nothing. He did nothing because he said ‘Patience protects me and so I wait’. He […]

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Ten Reasons why you are amazing

You know you need to hear it every now and then. I’m going to be the good angel, cheerleader and creative coach for a minute here. Stop beating yourself all the time and pat yourself on the back. And you know it’s all true so here are ten reasons you are amazing: You have dreams and you’re going after them. Allot of people don’t take action. You’ve made some kind of commitment to yourself. I’m sure you have said to yourself ‘I’m going to write that book’ or ‘I’m going to write 500 words a week.’ You’ve realised you were created to create. You read blogs (like this one :>) which makes you in the […]

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5 Top Tips on being a more resilient writer

Resilience is by far one of the most important factors in a successful writers career. We’ve all heard the rejection stories of famous writers and wondered how on earth did they go on? How does one become a more resilient writer? Years ago I went to a Resilience Workshop. Work paid for it and it was bliss. Two days of learning about the mind, the importance of health and I enjoyed seeing the teacher hook himself up to his laptop to show us the benefits of meditation. I watched the graph get steady as he slowly reduced his heart rate. Years later the principles still ring true and now that I’m […]

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