Motivation

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One Little Change Changed Everything

Like a lot of writers, creators, and entrepreneurs, I have a hard time with marketing. It isn’t because I don’t know “how.” I’ve studied marketing and all its trends for years starting in college when I got my business degree. I hate marketing. It is so exhausting! It feels manipulative and false. Marketers are all …

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It’s My Birthday. I’ll Celebrate if I Want to.

For several years, I didn’t celebrate my birthday. I was indifferent about marking the day. While I didn’t judge anyone else for celebrating their birthday, it seemed like a pointless endeavor for me. But in the last couple of years, my mindset around celebrating my birthday has changed. What I once thought of as no …

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S2 E4: Failure and Reflection

Show Notes This episode is the last in the series for goal setting with compassion, but I will no doubt continue to talk about this. It is too important not to.  What do you do when you show up imperfectly, or “fail”? What does failure even mean? And how do both tie into reviewing and …

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Goals from Compassion

When I was writing about goals, I thought to myself: What if we created goals from a place of self-love and compassion instead of a place of self-improvement or a need to “fix” ourselves. I discuss the implications of the rhetoric of “new you” or a “better version of ourselves” in the context of self-acceptance and enough-ness – because we are enough right now. 

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Creating Habits to Reach Your Goals

you want to do more of, make the process as easy as possible to achieve. Remove as many obstacles as you can that come up between you and your desired habit. And, sometimes, those obstacles are walls you are putting up yourself.

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