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Category: Following your Dreams

2017: The Year of…?

2017: The Year of…?

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

One of my friends posted this meme on Facebook last week: After I laughed, I thought about it. What does it mean to be more or less single? Is that like being mostly dead or a little bit pregnant? How do you become more single? Am I more single than I was in 2015? And… […]

ready to come out of hiding

Atlanta traffic, fear of failure, and finally being good enough

[ 0 ] November 9, 2016

What are you afraid of? I’m not talking about things like spiders or snakes. I’m talking about your real fears. If people saw the things you’re trying to hide about yourself, what would they see? And what are you afraid would happen if they did? This is on my mind because I’ve spent the past […]

World Domination Summit globe on stage

Two days of inspiration in one small burst

[ 2 ] July 31, 2012

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

happy couple waves goodbye out the back window of an old car

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.

A car speeding toward you--the first step to overcoming fear?

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)

[ 1 ] 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?

overcoming fear: standing on the edge of a cliff

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.

a dream image: a person in a bubble floating away, pulled by a balloon

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.

Silhouette of a bicycle

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.

The happy life of a lottery winner: a limo in Red Square.

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.

A child and an adult play in the ocean

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.

Birds fly in front of a gorgeous sunrise

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.