Act First, Then Inspiration Comes

What do you do when you’re in-between time, when one chapter of your live or work has ended and yet it feels like the next one hasn’t started yet? I’ve been in this space and was so grateful when my friend Brooke named this for me. It’s called Chrysalis Time – the time in between […]

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Stretch Yourself, Do Uncomfortable Things

This week, I encourage you to take inventory and ask yourself the following questions: What have you done this summer to stretch yourself? What new experience have you tried and ended up loving? Who are the people in your life who challenge you to be your best? What are you reading or listening to that […]

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Massive Action in the Next 100 Days

If you ever feel paralyzed by having too many goals, you’re not alone. I have so many ideas I want to execute on, habits I want to implement, articles I want to write and people I want to meet. The challenge is, we can’t do it all at once. Rather than being paralyzed by choice, […]

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Collect 100 Rejections This Year

What if instead of fearing rejection we purposefully aimed for 100 rejections a year? There is a famous study about ceramic students. Half the class gets the whole semester to work on creating the perfect piece. The other half of the class must create a new piece every single day. At the end of the […]

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Setting Our Team Up for Success in the New Year

2015 was a big year for the Apptentive Marketing Team. We grew from a team of 2 to a team of 6, built a demand generation engine with 250% growth in new leads, produced a crazy amount of content including 130 blog posts, 16 eBooks and 7 case studies, streamlined our lead funnel, generated 3 […]

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Do Work That Is Significant – Colin’s Story

A great friend of mine shared his life story today at the College Success Foundation luncheon. Colin Nguyen’s story is truly brave and vulnerable. It is filled with struggle, hope and purpose. Colin shared about growing up with immigrant parents who had limited economic resources. He shared about his Mom who always reminded him that […]

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Addicted to My iPhone

I’m aware of how much I’m attached to my iPhone. I like to be in the know, especially now that since it’s a big part of my job to know what reporters are writing about and what topics are trending. However, I also realize that it is important to be smart about when and how […]

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How to Conduct a Year-End Evaluation on Yourself

Originally posted on Popforms on January 7th, 2014 The New Year is often when people set goals for the following year. I am a frequent goal-setter myself. I’ll read a powerful article, be inspired by a book or motivated by a peer or leader I admire and set many goals. I achieve many of them, but often […]

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