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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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Why Amazon reviews are so important

Now that the "Unleashed" book has moved past the idea stage and into peoples' homes, it's time to equip even more humans with the tools they need to get way more out of their life.  I need your help to get this book in more people's hands! One of the easiest ways to help is to take 1 minute to leave a "product review" on Amazon. Having good reviews boosts the book on Amazon's algorithm so that more people will see it.  To thank you for your help, I'll be giving you a free sample of Zambian coffee from Chikondi Coffee.  Here's a step-by-step guide of how to do it. I've made it super easy: 1) Click here 2) Purchase the book through Amazon. If you already have...

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Who is "UNLEASHED" really for?

The most common question I get these days is: "Why did you decide to write the UNLEASHED book?" This answer is more about who the book is for than why I wrote it. I wrote this book for the vaguely dissatisfied. For people who know that there has to be more to life than what they’re currently experiencing. For those who still wake up every day with a subtle yet lingering sadness in their hearts. For people who are existing but not quite living. For people who are trying, who are fumbling forward in the dark. I wrote this book for other imperfect people, like me, who want to make a difference. For those who want to leave a lasting legacy. I write this...

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Life at Cocoa Cinnamon

While enjoying a pourover at the Geer St. location, I get to meet people of all different walks of life from all over the world... and I love it! It seems to be the place where people talk about meaningful ideas. I overhear a lot of ‘how are we gonna make a difference?’ conversations; and for a socially conscious entrepreneur like me, that's the equivalent of candy for my ears. Co-owner Areli Barrera de Grodski has a passion for community that really shines through whenever we speak. Their community coffee program offers coffee to anyone who may not be able to afford it on a sliding pay scale, which I believe strongly reaffirms that love for building community. And they...

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Go to Joe Van Gogh

With several convenient locations in Durham (and Chapel Hill), Joe Van Gogh has been a perfect spot for me to get work done with nice coffee. Starting with a single coffee shop in 1991, owner Robbie Roberts has helped develop a community of coffee roasting professionals and coffee drinkers who enjoy a fine quality coffee. And while I enjoy knowing that Joe Van Gogh provides some of the most cleanly-roasted coffee from its fuel-efficient Loring roasters, it’s not just the coffee that brings me back here. As an entrepreneur, there are moments when I have to focus in order to crush a deadline. For me, when I feel the need to get my work done at a proper pace in a...

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