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July 8, 2019

The One Giveaway That You Are Still A Work In Progress


This October marks the five-year anniversary of the start of my entrepreneurial adventure. I could have never imagined the magnitude of this journey when it began. See this adventure is much more than just building a business (which is huge in itself), see it was the start of some much needed inner work. Inside of me, there was some serious healing to do, years of emotional trauma piled on by the damaging distraction of constant high professional demands. This mixture left me completely disconnected and disengaged. I found myself wandering through the days questioning if I was worth anything at all. I was convinced professional aspirations, even at times, life aspirations were pointless. 

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February 21, 2019

To Move Forward Something Must Die

Okay so the image and title of this post sounds horrid. I thought that too when this concept was introduced to me this past week by Dr. Brené Brown herself. Most of you know that I’ve become mildly obsessed with Audible when my schedule requires heavy travel via me driving. It helped me find value and feel productive in those long distance travel times by empowering me to plow through my reading list. One of the books that has been on the playlist since last August is Rising Strong by Dr. Brené Brown. When I recommend reading Brené to individuals, I always preface with encouraging that person to be intuitively led to the first book you will read. Each of her books reflect a significant place in her journey and research and therefore I have found that each one relates to people more strongly at different times. It’s that divine timing happening in real action! Rising Strong was the book that was waiting for it’s divine time for me. I first opened it in August, because I was seeking relevant research as preparing for my talk in Boston on vulnerability and authenticity. After I completed my talk, it sat once again with other books moving higher on my priority list and now it’s February and I just hit the play button again.

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January 1, 2019

2018 Year in Review

2018 seemed to just wiz by. Before I knew it, it was over. Yesterday I partook in an annual ritual of reflection, to pay respect to all that manifested this past year. As I journeyed back to January, I was overwhelmingly humbled by how amazing 2018 truly was.

Instagram has a #tradition of reviewing the year by sharing nine images. Curating my nine images served as the starting point to my reflective practice and despite the fact that I did manage to select nine images, I came to the realization that there were many more moments that deserved acknowledgment.

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October 22, 2018

The Art of Brooding

Do you brood? Unfortunately, I believe this is a skill set that I have mastered over the course of my life. Being detailed oriented is commonly a skill that I lack, however when it comes to brooding I have a knack for focusing on the details. If you aren’t sure what I mean by brooding, let me break it down for you. Whenever a circumstance presented itself, resulting in me being unhappy, I would basically analyze it to death. With the level of analyzation needed to achieve this goal, it required holding onto the initial circumstances for great lengths and in some special scenarios almost indefinitely. That my friend is brooding at it’s finest. I became an expert at dissecting the situations that made me unhappy, usually motivated by the pursuit of someone else to blame besides myself. Trying to increase my self-worth by uncovering evidence that proved I was not the fool this time.

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September 24, 2018

The Way I Am

Are you a Charlie Pluth fan? I currently have his album, Voicenotes, in my car and it’s my go-to whenever I can’t find something to jam to on the radio and I haven’t plugged my phone in for easy access to Spotify. The album kicks off with a catchy tune called “The Way I Am” which is actually Pluth’s personal anthem of self-acceptance. The lyrics personally hit home for me, especially as I reflected on my week.

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