Personal Growth

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When Something’s Gotta Give Make It This

Been getting a lot of advice lately that “something’s gotta give.” And it’s a hilarious and infuriating piece of advice to give a new mom running a business. You’ve literally added 633 billion things to my to-do list, taken my sleep (among many other things), and now you’re telling me I need to cut some…

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The Definitive Guide To Sexy Failure: How To Know If Your Failure Is Good Enough

My mom was sick and I was barely making rent. We lived with 2 kids in a basement while also trying to pay off $600k in student loans. As if that wasn’t enough, I broke my arm and had to max out all my credit cards just to pay the medical bills. 🧐 This is…

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New Research Suggests You Suck At Giving Advice (Especially If You Think You’re Good At It)

A recent study in a prestigious journal that’s definitely real and not made up discovered a new metric that defines how competent you are at giving advice. It’s called your CATB score. Your CATB score is the degree to which you’re Chomping At The Bit to say something. The higher your CATB score, the worse you are…

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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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