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The Problem With Manifestos

1. The Problem With Manifestos. I’ve become more than a bit fascinated with manifestos… You see them all over the internet. Many are beautiful. They share great and wonderful ideals. Thoughts we nod along with and say “hell yes” to. Some even get passed around. A lot. Accumulating tons of views and word-of-mouth. And, then, as all […]

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Schooled: You’re Never Too Good to Ask For Help

1. Stripped bare. I’m standing in the middle of Michael Port’s cavernous living room in New Hope, PA. Vaulted ceilings and a towering wall of windows open to the woods beyond. Port, in his typical jeans and black t-shirt, sits in a single chair, silhouetted against the glass. Glasses on. Facing in. I am, in […]

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Status, Seduction and Annihilation.

What if status and seduction weren’t entirely evil?   We’ve hit that time of year where rumors about the next iPhone are starting to bubble about. There’s one particular one that’s got people scratching their heads. Leaked cases show a design that looks largely indistinguishable from the iPhone 6 or 6s. Why is it this […]

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The Content Delusion (or, why you still need to hustle)

There’s this unfortunate delusion that’s been sold in the world of entrepreneurship, especially in the online space…   The road to growth is paved with content. Write, film, record and produce killer content. Put it out there, and the world will rush to your doorstep. You don’t have to put your “self” out there anymore, […]

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What If Nobody Was Looking?

We talk about self-awareness as this gorgeous thing. But, it has a dark side…   To know who we are, to be aware of our presence, gifts, desires, strengths, values, traits, tells and smells. All the yadda yadda yadda that makes us uniquely us. How others affect us, and we them. Knowing these is a good […]

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Before You Blow Up Your Life, Do This.

There is a huge desire, once we sense we’re not doing the thing we’re here to do, to want to run from our current reality.   Even if it’s what is keeping a roof over our heads. We convince ourselves that the pain and disruption and financial upheaval of walking away is nothing like the […]

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Join My Book Insider Team

Come with me on a magical book-making adventure… I’m working on my next book and I could use your help. We’re deep into final edits and starting to think of things like covers, titles, subtitles, illustrations, unicorns, fave crayon colors, whether we promise levitation and enlightenment or just yummy hugs (I know, same difference) and […]

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Business at the Speed of Revolution

Funny thing about revolutions…   They’re designed to incite mass numbers of people to rise up and create change. Political change. Societal change. But, what if they could also fuel mass action in a radically different context? Watching the cascade of revolutions that swept the world beginning in 2010, I began to wonder: What if you applied the […]

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12 Months in 40 Pictures

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller   This has been a year of extremes. Major milestones and profound joy seemed to weave between moments of struggle and even deep loss. Before I close the books on the year, I thought it […]

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5 Questions With Crazy Sexy Kris Carr

Kris Carr has been living a stunningly-good, joyful, connected, meaningful and vital life for more than a decade…with stage IV cancer.   That may be her later-in-life “origin story,” but it no longer defines her. Kris came into my orbit through a mutual friend a few years back. Her story immediately captivated me. More than […]

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