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Mike Robbins's picture

Have The Courage To Be Vulnerable

Have The Courage To Be Vulnerable

Given the focus of my work, especially in the past five years since the release of my book Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken, which is all about authenticity and vulnerability, I’m constantly in situations where I’m talking about, encouraging, and seeing the positive impact of vulnerability.

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Noah St. John's picture

How These 11 Letters Can Make A Difference In Your Life

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Ever since I can remember I wanted to be more successful. I grew up poor but lived in a wealthy neighborhood. I read every book I could lay my hands on about how to become more successful. I also tried everything they said to do to become successful, but things just didn’t work out as they said it would for me. The books I read told me that in going after what you want you should go with a full head of steam. In doing this, you will make people “bend to your will.” This was not the case for me. You may have gone this route before and succeeded but for me, I have never found this approach to be successful. Instead, I burned bridges, alienated people and ultimately did not get what I wanted. Maybe there were times when I did “win,” but for me it didn’t feel like it. This “win” was at the expense of relationships, happiness, peace of mind, and personal health, which I felt, was not worth it. As years passed, I read more and more books and followed what they said. For some reason, things never seemed to work out as they said they would, so finally I said, “I’ve had it! Maybe it’s not me. Maybe all these $#&% ‘experts’ are wrong!”

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Lissa Rankin's picture

Serving Love Itself In Your Business

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Once upon a time, I had the crazy thought that I had to save the world single-handedly. I won’t bother to list the number of ways this thought was misguided. Wait. Strike that. I’ll list a few ways in which I might have been totally off base.

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Melanie Bates's picture

On Writing The “Shitty First Draft”

Shitty First Draft

I’ve been working on the same novel since 1999. Let me do the math for you. That’s sixteen years, folks. Now, mind you, I wasn’t “applying ass to chair” every day of those sixteen years. I took a five-year hiatus to drink my face off in Cleveland, for example. I was on break during my divorce and moves back and forth across country. I was definitely on leave during my five surgeries.

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Dr. Danielle Dowling's picture

What To Do With My Heavy Expectations (+ Making Good Stuff Happen)

Expectations

If you’ve ever met me (or if you’ve read more than three blog posts) you know I want to make good stuff happen. I want to drink green juice, fit in a good workout, write something mind-blowingly good, catch up with friends, sign a new client, meditate, and give a presentation to a group of smart-hearted women.

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Mike Robbins's picture

Bring Your Whole Self To Work

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I recently gave a TEDx talk in which I reflected on what I’ve seen and learned over the past fifteen years – researching, writing, and speaking about essential human experiences in the workplace.  As I addressed in this talk, I believe that for us to thrive professionally, especially in today’s world, we must be willing bring our whole selves to the work that we do.  And, for the groups, teams, and organizations that we’re a part of to truly succeed, it’s essential to create an environment where people feel safe to bring all of who they are to work.

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Noah St. John's picture

Great Lessons We Can Take From Southwest Airlines

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If you are one of those people who were sent a thank you package by Southwest Airlines, then consider it not only to have received a great gift but a learning experience as well. Upon receiving the package, the first thing that one may notice is that it is rather a large package that you will surely take notice of.

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Danielle LaPorte's picture

How We Run Meetings, Get Personal, Get Down To Business, Get It Done

Team Meeting

Being a virtual company is mostly all great — the freedom, working in your yoga pants with a puppy on your lap — or from a hotel room, solitude to create. And… it has challenges. #TeamDanielle is made up of a core team of 8 women + key service providers. The biggest challenge for me with being a virtual business was our team meetings.

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Melanie Bates's picture

Who Is Your Ideal Client? (You Might Be Surprised...)

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I love Aha moments… more than potatoes mashed with a pound of real butter… more than snoring puppies sleeping soft-belly up… more than baby violet crocuses punching through the last bit of spring snow.

A few weeks ago I was coaching a client through some business “muck,” and I asked her to write an ideal client profile.

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Jennifer Louden's picture

The See -Through Teacher

see-through teacher

“Face to face with my students, only one resource is at my immediate command: my identity, my selfhood, my sense of this “I” who teaches – without which I have no sense of the “Thou” who learns.”

~ Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach

I so wish I had Mr. Palmer’s wisdom when, as a 28-year-old just-published author, I started teaching self-care workshops and, later, retreats. I spent my first years certain if I was older or could have a mystical vision or a Ph.D. (I know, talk about extremes), then I could really serve the thousands of women who were showing up at my events.

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