The end of a year and the start of the next is a time that often gives rise to reflection. But the start of a decade? It’s something that really makes us look back over the last 10 years – over everything we’ve overcome and accomplished – it makes us reflect on the person we…

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I want to pay off my MasterCard I want to lose ten pounds I want to be in a passionate, connected relationship I want to be successful in my career and land the promotion We all have goals. We all have things we want that we don’t currently have. But too often, we set goals…

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In your life, are you more driven by what inspires you or what scares you? Last week as I was navigating some deep-seated not-enough stories and wrestling with the fear of filming my classes, I found myself up against the wall, an ultimate moment of brutal and honest truth, asking myself: Are you more driven…

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Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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I recently watched the movie, We Bought a Zoo, and in one particular scene, Matt Damon is speaking to his estranged teenage son, encouraging him to reach out to a young girl he befriended: “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage – 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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When is enough, enough? Turns out, if you’re a talented, high-performing and ambitious individual, enough is never enough. In his book, The Gap and the Gain: Building your progress and happiness entirely on how your brain works for you, Dan Sullivan talks about a condition which he refers to as “The Gap”. The Gap is…

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Despite our best laid plans and intentions, sometimes things just don’t go our way. It’s the reason we have backup plans and Plan B’s. It’s why we’re researching our next move while still trying to make headway with the goal we’re working on. It’s why we create pacts with our girl/guy friends in order to…

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“You need to think about who you are…” she said. Her words caught me off guard. Admittedly I had felt a little lost over the last year between matters of the heart and career, but in no way did I think I had lost sight of who I am. “…because I don’t know who that…

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