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You Always Have Other Options

- - Possibility

I felt like I had no choice, I had to go home defeated. I had worked hard all day in order to create the space for a spin class that evening. I closed the computer and ran out the door in a hurry to make it on time. Minutes later I was in the locker room looking into my bag and realizing that in my rush I had forgotten my shorts. I was wearing jeans, which wouldn’t blend well with lots of sweat and a stationary bike. My instinct was to go home, defeated, disappointed, and frustrated with myself for not being prepared and leaving in too much of a rush.

I had looked forward to this class all day, but it seemed like I would be going home defeated. I really didn’t want to give up. I really wanted to stay. Was I really as much without choice as I felt?

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Enjoy The Process

- - Possibility, Work

I opened the computer to begin writing and felt a twinge of dread. I had been in a rough place emotionally. I had been giving too much thought to all the things that didn’t feel like they were working out. I was feeling discouraged. Writing had been more difficult. I didn’t feel like I had much to give.

Stacia sat down across from me and said excitedly, “We haven’t had a morning like this in a while! I’ll get my book and we can just sit together!” I felt things shift in me immediately when I heard the tone in her voice.
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It’s Never too Late (What Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips taught me)

I read the other day that Wayne Coyne, the frontman of the Flaming Lips‚ worked as a fry cook at Long John Silver’s for 11 years before the band got signed. That’s a long time to be at Long John Silver’s. That’s a long time to work a job that isn’t taking you anywhere. Those are years that could have felt profoundly stuck and hopeless.

It’s easy to feel stuck where you are and that nothing will ever change, but I look at Wayne Coyne, one of the greatest artists of today and I am encouraged by his lengthy stint at Long John Silver’s.

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A Writing Experiment (and I why I need your help!)

Update: I am closing this experiment for the time being. If you would like me to write for you feel free to email me at dan at, but know that I am not able to take all offers. Thanks to all of you who participated!

I recently wrote about the Life Experiments concept— trying out new directions or deeper engagement with work that matters to you.

I find myself experimenting often. I just enjoy trying things for the sake of seeing how they go, where they go, and how they feel. And it’s time for me to take another step.

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