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Choose Your Story

Picture this with me: a large elephant chained to a small post in the ground.

Maybe you’ve seen a similar sight? It’s a powerful visual. Why would a large and powerful elephant be held captive by something so small and insignificant?

It’s because of what that elephant has come to believe about himself and that post. If you tie an elephant to a post when he’s young, he can’t get away. If you do this regularly while he grows, he’ll continue to believe that he can’t escape, no matter how large he becomes.

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Does Career Planning Work?

“He said, ‘You can’t plan it all out, you know. You just have to do what comes next. You can’t plan your career.'”

One of my clients was sharing about a conversation she had with a man who has been very successful in the field she’s pursuing.

This client and I had worked hard together. We had explored her stories and found these themes repeated again and again. It was as if her life was saying, “This. This. Do this!” and she had finally been able to embrace it.

Having found what she wants to do and why she wants to do it, she was strategizing where to start and how she’d go about it.

“What do you think about that?” She asked me. “It seemed like he almost disagreed with what we are doing. How would you respond to that?!?”
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10 Reasons to Face Your Fears This February

- - Goals, Risk and Fear

I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into, but I know it’s a good thing— a very good thing. It all started with the desire to try something— to experiment. And I may have created a monster— a friendly-yet-fierce monster.

With the help of some friends I just launched Fearless February— a social movement helping you face your fears and take personal, meaningful risks in the month of February.

I know what you’re thinking: why this and why february?
Oh, I’m so glad you asked…

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How To Do An Annual Review (Plus Free Guide)

- - Goals, Purpose, Tools

Every time I fly somewhere, my favorite moment is take off. It’s such a rush to watch out the window as the airplane gains speed. Soon the markers on the edge of the runway are indistinguishable blurs as we speed past them. And finally the plane lifts off and the earth drops away.

It’s in those moments just before and after takeoff, and again at landing when you can most clearly sense the speed at which you’re traveling. Most of a flight is spent so high and far from the ground that it’s difficult to grasp your speed. Out the window, the ground rolls by at a snails pace. The clouds in the distance move similarly slow.

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Why Your New Year may be Disappointing (and How to Fix It)

- - Goals, Persistence

We want it all right now. At least I do! Though I may consider myself patient in the short term, I have difficulty holding out, being patient, and waiting over the long term.

As one year comes to a close, a new year brings us the hope of change. The blank slate of the year stretches out before us asking: what will this year hold? What will you change? What will you make of it?

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