Safety or the Muse?

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Safety or the Muse?

After more than 7 years of merciless touring that, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, led to bone-deep exhaustion, mega-band Mumford & Sons finally stepped away from the road. What they were about to step into is something nobody saw coming, including them…   A few months into their break, they came back together and start […]

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50 Shades of Entrepreneurial Gray

There’s no way to do it that makes every human smile. Only shades of gray. Or pink. Or blue. 50 or more, for sure…   Your job, at every step along the path from hello to hell yes is to entice. To serve. To experiment, with respect and grace and, permission. The aim, the ultimate quest, […]

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Words Matter, Even the Ones Nobody Sees

Shortly after launching my first fitness facility, I wrote an article on marketing for what was then the leading industry magazine. The question was straight forward… How do you attract the “deconditioned” market to your club? This was the holy grail of the fitness industry; getting the people who were unfit, sedentary and largely disinterested […]

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The Killer App is You

The ad said something like: “This ride will very likely kill you or, at least, seriously injure you…and your ego.” The ride described was a weeklong guided mountain bike trek. It started with the famed Kokopelli Trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah, then took you along the razor edge of elevated moonscapes and […]

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Head Spinning. Heart Wide-Open

Monday. September 15th. Head spinning, heart wide-open. I. Am. Lit-up…and exhausted (in a great way)! Three weeks ago, 250 makers, entrepreneurs, artists, moms, dads, therapists, consultants, musicians, trainers, tradespeople, designers, doctors, managers and all form of world-shakers dropped into a 130-acre playground in the woods for 3 ½ days of magic. Yes, the first annual […]

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18 Ways to Kickstart Your Revolution

What if instead of fighting to build a traditional career, business or brand, you could tap the power of movements and revolutions to launch and build a fast-paced engine of growth and impact?    Imagine what it would be like to put your work, art, ideas, heart and soul into the world and have them touch off a […]

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The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success

It’s not the box society puts us in that limits who we become, it’s the box we put ourselves in.   We are the primary authors of the thoughts, words and limitations that tend to do the most damage to our potential. It’s the stories we tell ourselves. The lies that stop us from taking […]

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Naked and Silent

What if the only thing standing between you and what you want is you, but you have no idea it’s true?   Sampson: I’ve built something incredible, we’re working with world-class people and world-class clients. We’re the best at what we do, nobody can touch us. I’ve gotten us here and I’m steering this ship. […]

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Align Then Build

2007. I’m devouring every fitness and therapeutic certification I can find. I stumble upon something called the Egoscue Method. It was created by a Pete Egoscue.  Most pain, says Pete, is the result of “postural dysfunction.” There are 8 major load-bearing joints in the body. Your ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. When those don’t stack […]

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Can Abundance Kill Creativity?

I’m reading the fantastic December 19th Rolling Stone cover story, Anchor Management, about the improvisational movie-making odyssey that’s become Anchorman and it’s recently-released sequel, Anchorman 2. At one point, co-writer and director of both movies, Adam McKay, shares: The first movie, no one’s getting paid anything. For the second one, you want to do new shit, you […]

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