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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From Networking to Dealmaking

About a month ago, Seattle hosted our first Alley to the Valley (A2V) Summit with 65 handpicked influential women who are entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives. What hooked me about being a part of this, is that the point of A2V Summits is to get past networking, and get to dealmaking. It’s a day to […]

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Stop Waiting To Feel Ready

Are you waiting to feel ready or feel more confident or more courageous to get started? Newsflash, stop waiting! You don’t have to feel ready or more confident, you just have to train yourself to take action. It’s a losing bet to wait to feel ready. Why? Because you can’t control how you feel. The […]

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How to Identify Impact & Leverage Points

Jay Abraham - Quote - The Inspira

What is the highest and best use of your talent, your brainpower, your money, and your time? On the Lewis Howes’ podcast featuring Jay Abraham, Jay talks about focusing on what matters most, specifically impact and leverage points. These are the small triggers that make a dramatic difference. For Jay, maximizing first impressions, and identifying […]

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If it’s not a ‘Hell Yes’, it should be a ‘No”!

If you’ve ever struggled with saying no to someone or something, then read How to Find Your ‘No’ So You Can Start Saying ‘Yes!’ to What Actually Matters. Moral of the story: if it’s not a ‘Hell Yes’, it should be a ‘No’! Saying ‘No’ is hard for me. If I see potential for something […]

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How I Read 12 Books in 3 Months

You may have noticed I’ve been devouring books lately. What’s the secret? Audiobooks + the public library. I LOVE reading physical books so I was wary to start listening to audiobooks. So I made myself a deal. I’ll still read physical books that are on my A-list, but if I don’t dramatically pick up the […]

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Reactive Life Syndrome

Do you suffer from “reactive life syndrome”? When we’re maniacally busy, constantly checking things, we die a death of a thousand to do’s… After opening his talk at World Domination Summit 2016 with this, Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project definitely had me leaning in. He believes busyness is a symptom of a reactive […]

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Impact Comes From What You’ve DONE

You’re in for a treat! I’m writing from the World Domination Summit – which is four days of learning how to live a remarkable life in a conventional world. There is SOOOOOO much I want to share with you! One of my favorite talks was by Charlie Gilkey, the expert on FINISHING what we start. […]

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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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