Why “Fake it till you make it” is terrible advice

2015-03-03 07.13.18

About 5 years ago, I took the first class of what would begin my journey to becoming a certified life coach. At one point, I said something to one of the instructors, and while I cannot for the life of me remember what I said, I remember her response as if she were in the room with me right now: "Well, you might just have to fake it till you make … [Read more...]

It starts with you.

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"When I started coming, I thought I'd be learning how to lead other people, but I've realized it's about what's in here." And she pointed to her heart. That's a comment I got a few weeks ago from one of the women who comes to the Quiet Leadership Meetup I've been hosting. And that's exactly it: Leadership starts on the inside. Finding the … [Read more...]

What is Quiet Leadership?

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At the end of August 2014, I created the Quiet Leadership Meetup group. I didn't really think anyone would be interested. And my gremlin really didn't think anyone would join. But I had a feeling that there was a conversation that needed to happen with introverts and HSPs about their impact in the world. So I took a chance. What do you picture … [Read more...]

Setting yourself up for success

2014-10-29 12.02.52

I have a gremlin that always says, “But it’s just so hard...”. Maybe this gremlin never aged past 15. Or maybe she’s just a whiner. Either way, she sees everything as arduous and pretty near impossible to do. Like now, the holidays are over and my goals are more or less set for 2015. I know where I'm headed and what I want to feel at the end of … [Read more...]

More ways to not live your best year in 2015

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As the year draws to an end, I find myself thinking a lot about what possibilities 2015 holds, and why it seems so hard (for me) to accomplish what it is I want to accomplish and make real the things I resolve to do (like running another marathon). Do you ever feel that way? So last time, I reflected on a few of the things we do that make it … [Read more...]

How not to live your best year in 2015

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I've seen loads of "Live Your Best Year Yet" videos, blog posts, free workbooks, and paid programs coming across my radar these last few weeks. 'Tis the season for setting resolutions, goals, and intentions. But with the abysmal success rate most people seem to have sticking to their resolutions and goals, I can't help wondering, why do we do … [Read more...]

relentless

2014-07-27 10.27.18

On a Sunday morning in June, I listened to Chris Brogran’s Owner Mind podcast while I peeled lemons for limoncello. As I enjoyed the Meyer lemony smells all over my kitchen and hands, Chris interviewed Tim Grover about his book Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. I was inspired so much that I bought the book that same day, and finished … [Read more...]

3 Keys to an Ease-filled Holiday

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I was at Target yesterday and guess what I found? The holiday frenzy has already begun. It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, people. Do we really need to be so intense in the parking lot and rushing through the store already? This happens every year. And every year I'm surprised. Not because it's new, but because I've designed a different kind … [Read more...]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for HSPs

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I hate the holidays. I hate how Christmas decorations show up before Halloween and Jingle Bell Rock can be heard on November 1st. And what is the deal with the Starbucks red cups anyway? I just don't get why it's "a thing". But I'm not entirely anti-holiday. I love gingerbread. And cozy sweaters. Also: presents. Both giving and receiving. I … [Read more...]