Tell “them” I said I want to be too much

“If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.” Amy Poehler I was getting ready for a work dinner with some important grownups a couple of nights ago. I had my hands and thoughts on an extremely colourful, tea-length boob tube dress. I knew everyone else would be wearing…

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“my heart woke me crying last night how can i help i begged my heart said write the book” Rupi Kaur Lately, my urge to write has returned with the force of a waterfall. A waterfall of words rushing over each other in my brain. Rushing to arrange themselves. Demanding to be written. Demanding to…

Vision 2021 (How dare I after 2020 right?)

Habakkuk 2:2-3 And then God answered: “Write this.    Write what you see.Write it out in big block letters    so that it can be read on the run.This vision-message is a witness    pointing to what’s coming.It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!    And it doesn’t lie.If it seems slow in coming, wait.     It’s on its way. It will come right on…

I Will Never Be the Same Again

“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but…

In Pursuit of the Unicorn: Work-Life Balance

“So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo Change is…

Simon Sinek on the Difference between Optimism and Positivity

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action After listening to his now legendary Ted Talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Start with why), I became a huge fan…

Health Should Set You Free (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

As in all things, human beings make the best choices when they are free. For the past few weeks, we have focused rather intensely on the career-related conversation. For the next week or two, we will be rebalancing the scale a little by focusing on clean eating, health and lifestyle. We are starting with this…

I Don’t Deserve to be Here: Presence and the Impostor Syndrome

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy on overcoming self-doubt to reveal your boldest self. The general feeling that we don’t belong—that we’ve fooled people into thinking we’re more competent and talented than we actually are—is not so unusual. Most of us have experienced it, at least to some degree. It’s not simple stage fright or…

The Different Kinds of Imposter Syndrome (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’ Maya Angelou Many high achievers share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck.This psychological phenomenon,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Up Space (Around the World in 80 Clicks)

“Don’t be afraid to ‘take up space.’” It’s advice told time and time again, especially in moments where we’re overwhelmed by everything and everyone, and feeling particularly small or lost in the world. But what does that actually mean? How exactly does one take it on in the actual world? And what will it actually do…