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How to Fix Your New Year Resolutions

- - Goals, Inspiration, Tools

“Don’t shop when you’re hungry.” That’s a good piece of advice that gets passed around. Are you familiar with it? Have you ever thought about why?

If you shop based on what you want at this moment, you’ll end up with a refrigerator full of nothing but lime La Croix and frozen cheese pizza. I’m not going to judge you for living on a diet of carbonated water and cheese— we all have to work with what we’ve got — but I will argue that some vegetables and fruit might be a nice addition.

But they’re hard to buy when you’re starving and just want to go home, drink bubbles, and eat cheese.
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Stay in The Tension

Every meaningful pursuit has one thing in common: the tension.

The tension between where you want to go, and where you are right now.  Between the time you need and the time you have.  Between what makes money and what makes meaning.  And on and on.

It takes on many forms, but the way you address it is always the same.

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From Burned-Out to Bakery Founder with Michelle Savage

Michelle Savage is a friend and former client.  A few years ago she left her job and moved to Europe for few months, and dream about what would come next for her.  I had the chance to work with her one-on-one through that discernment process.  Since then she has been on quite a journey.

Today’s episode is a conversation that we shared recently while she was visiting Seattle.

I’m excited to share her story with you because her story isn’t that of an expert, but of a woman who has made some courageous choices to create work and a life that she believes in.  She’s still in process, and it’s beautiful to witness.
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How Extended Time Off Can Help You Succeed with Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr is an entrepreneur and blogger. He is a cofounder of Fizzle.co — an online community built around business training for entrepreneurs.

Corbett’s work took a dramatic turn when he left the traditional venture capital startup world to ask the question, what else could he do. I found his thoughtfulness around what he does and why he does it to be very inspiring, and I hope that you will too.

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The Hero’s Journey and Your Work

- - Inspiration, Podcast

Everyone loves a good story.
We gather around tables with friends and tell stories.
We listen to podcasts that tell stories.
We watch movies, plays, and read books that all tell stories.
And we do this for a reason— we want to be moved. We want to be caught up in something.
But more than just entertainment, the greatest stories— the ones that you keep coming back to, and the ones that resonate with you deeply— those stories tell you something about the world and yourself.

In this episode, host Dan Cumberland reflects on the qualities of a good story and what they can teach us about ourselves and our search for purpose and meaning in our work.
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