self-awareness

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Heading into 2023 with Expansion

For the last few years, I have been selecting a word to guide me into the new year. My word for 2022 was “compassion.” I focused a lot on self-compassion, which led me to the moment I realized I was creating all my goals from a place of lack. If I could only meet this …

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Say “No” to “New Year, New You!”

The date on the calendar is drawing closer! The date I circled to begin working toward my goal. I have freedom until then. I don’t have to worry about trying to do something new. I can keep everything just as it is. Even if I really want to obtain the goal. I don’t really want …

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Are We Giving Away Our Self-worth?

Scrolling through social media, as one does when they are avoiding something, a post slid onto the screen that intrigued me and made me, once again, question the ways we give away our self-worth. A giant in the self-publishing market has recently begun beta testing the option for authors to create hardcovers of their books. …

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Not Another Morning Routine

Morning is my most productive time. It is when I get the most done and feel the most accomplished. But there are too many things I want to do in the mornings – write, exercise, journal – and I can’t do them all first thing. I have to choose what is the most important, and …

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Why I Don’t Want to Niche

Every single expert marketer will tell you to niche. Find something that you enjoy writing about and write about it, and only that, so you can become an expert in that area. It gives you more credibility and makes it easier for people to find you. I understand that logic, and I’ve seen it work. …

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