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Category: Following your Dreams

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Two days of inspiration in one small burst

[ 1 ] July 31, 2012

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you say to someone when you’re being uncool.”
– Almost Famous

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Celebrating an Ecstatic Goodbye + 50% off Beyond Fear

[ 4 ] July 22, 2012

It’s a year ago today that I gathered the last few things out of my office, took my name plate off the door, and walked out for the last time–a free woman. Here’s the secret most people won’t tell you: exciting = terrifying + awesome.

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On cubicles, a death wish, and how I bought back my life

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012

I stood frozen, watching the car speed toward me. It was a deer-in-the-headlights moment: I knew I had to get out of the way, but there I stood, rooted to the spot as the car got closer.

What’s holding you back? (Free Guide)

What’s holding you back? (Free Guide)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2012

If you could do anything, if nothing was holding you back and there were no rules, no constraints, no money problems, no judgmental faces… what would you do?

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Warning: Are you running from the wrong thing? (I was.)

[ 14 ] May 9, 2012

I’m afraid of lots of things: car accidents, getting mugged, running out of money, being laughed at, getting rejected, failing. I’m kind of used to those fears. But this was something different.

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Will you help me test a fairy tale?

[ 2 ] March 31, 2012

Legend has it that if you make enough initial sales, Amazon will take over promoting your book for you. Amazon works their magic selling, and you can get on with writing your next masterpiece. Is it too good to be true, or a dream come true? Help me find out.

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Do Life Changing Experiences Really Exist? Three Reflections from a Month on a Bicycle

[ 0 ] February 6, 2012

A few months ago, my friend Ethan Waldman told me he was taking off work to go on a long bike tour of the Northwest. I’d call this a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, but Ethan is the kind of guy who will go on to have many more. Here’s his story.

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How to live like a millionaire without needing all that money

[ 4 ] February 2, 2012

What would you do if you had millions? No need to wait–here’s how to start doing it now.

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An experiment in dream-following, part 2

[ 0 ] January 30, 2012

I’ve spent the past year in a life experiment. Usually I play it safe; this time, I decided to follow my dreams. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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Want to follow your dreams? Here’s what I’ve learned from an experimental year.

[ 4 ] January 28, 2012

A lot of people are unsatisfied with their lives. The big question is: can we really change our lives, and will it really be any better if we do? Over the past year, my life has been a grand experiment to answer this question. Here’s what I’ve found.

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Stop letting fear hold you back and start doing what you want.

[ 4 ] August 23, 2011

Anything worthwhile that you can do, will likely scare you. You probably woke up today wanting more. But something got in your way, didn’t it? Fear. It’s time to overcome fear and start controlling your own life.

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The view from the summit

[ 10 ] July 26, 2011

Building my business to the point where I could quit my job has been my huge goal for the past six months, and a big dream of mine for much longer than that. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way.