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Why do we apologize so much?

I was going to make an apologetic post saying something like, "sorry I haven't been on socials for a while, I've been in the lab cooking up some powerful projects... etc."  Then I thought, "but why?" Why would I need to justify being off of social media? Maybe I have been working on really "important" things. Or maybe I needed to spend more time living life instead of posting about living life. Or maybe it wasn't energy-giving for me at the moment. Or maybe I was listening to some inner wisdom. Or maybe I just felt like it.Anyway, I'm back... for as long as it serves me and makes a difference in other peoples' lives.Lesson: You don't owe anyone a...

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How to Become a Great Quitter

Today I had the opportunity to sit down with the amazing humans on the Guys Who Do Stuff podcast. The episode will air in a few weeks, but one question that they asked really stuck out to me: How do you know when to quit something that isn't working?  According to Seth Godin in his helpful little book called "The Dip", you need to ask yourself whether or not you're in what he calls a "Cul-de-sac". Are you going around in circles with no progress? Or is this the kind of desirable difficulty that you need to push through in order to get where you're going?Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results... that's what you call insanity. There's...

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Monday Unleashed: Feb. 25, 2019

If you’re reading this on a Wednesday, you’re behind! Every Monday I send an email to help you kickstart your week. It contains a brief list of what I'm learning, who inspires me, what I'm currently reading, what I'm working on, and a cool spot to put on your radar. I post these here afterwards on my blog every Wednesday but you can click here and hit the subscribe button at the top so that you’re not late to the party next time. 1) What I'm learning: I'm not sure I'm interested in finding work-life balance. Instead, I'm exploring the idea of work-life alignment... that way I'm always working and always playing. I'd love to hear your thoughts.2) Who inspires me: Craig Robertson, a...

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