Personal Growth

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Let’s Stop Hating on Experts, Shall We?

One of my favorite moments of all time was at a roundtable with Esther Perel. There were 10 of us and this guy raises his hand and asks how he can be a better husband to his wife who’s pregnant because he knows that when you’re pregnant your brain changes and he’d like to support her.…

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What We Can Learn From The Woman Who Emotionally Exploded Over Cupcakes

There’s a woman in my coworking space who cleans the space every morning. Today she is frazzled. I hear her on the intercom radio thingy talking to management. She’s stumped. Someone is planning to have an event here at 11:30AM and they’ve (apparently) left food and plates and other party things out in anticipation of…

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What’s Holding You Back From Doing Your Work?

She was like a character out of a storybook. The scary witch. Her hair disheveled and she always wore black and smelled like cigarettes. When I asked her for feedback on the fifth draft of my thesis, she said that I couldn’t use one of the books I’d chosen. “I get that you love it.…

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Before You Buy That Online Course – Read This

Professor Richard Feynman once tweeted, “The trick to learning is enjoying.” Except, he didn’t actually tweet it because he’s dead and someone else is running this twitter account. But it doesn’t matter because that’s not the point of this article. The trick to learning is enjoying. When was the last time you actually enjoyed learning? Frantically…

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When Business Sucks And It’s Hard

We were in a van. Packed in like sardines. It was the perfect setting for my favorite pastime: eavesdropping. Paul Graham says you can judge a place by what you eavesdrop and this van was no exception. Listening intently, I heard a woman turn to the man next to her and say, “The hotel business seems really…

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You Should Start A Podcast (And Other Things You “Should” Do)

If I had a dollar for every genius who told me, “you should start a podcast!” I’d be a wealthy woman. They’re the same geniuses who told me I “really should do” a YouTube channel, Instagram quote pictures, and (my personal favorite) QR codes. People in the peanut gallery are always eager to tell you…

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The Secret Advantage of Peer Pressure

When you’re a kid they warn you about “peer pressure.” I remember being very concerned about this. One day a kid would come up to me and ask me to do drugs. And I’d be like “NO!” and make my 4th-grade class proud! I was a cute little 4th grader. As you know from your…

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Why You Need To Go Back To Trusting Your Instincts and Start Having Fun

One the most destructive things no one talks about is when you stop trusting your instincts. It happens at different times for each of us, but it always the same shift. You go from “this is fun!” ——> “oh sh*t, there are consequences.” For a lot of us, school is the culprit behind this shift.…

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