You Don’t Have to Re-Create the Wheel to Be Successful

I've been getting a lot of questions recently about 'creating' things and what that actually means. An easy way to sabotage ourselves is to think that it means we have to create something from scratch, but that's rarely the case. Most of the time, whether you're creating a class, or a product, or expanding your services, the point isn't to come up with a brand new thing all your own, but to assimilate and organize information from someone else. That's actually what experts do. They take information from a lot of different people and put it together in a way that it creates new understanding. That's it. Now, we can go into a whole copyright discussion here, and obviously if…

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The Power of Emotional Courage

As I get ready to teach a webinar on passive income (and therefore yell a lot of, "Fail a lot! Fail fast! Create, create, create! Just do anything!") I can't think of a more powerful message than this TED Talk from Susan David on emotional courage and the power of feeling the feels. It's going to be hard, folks. And no business coach or blueprint in the world is going to make that easier. But that's okay. It's actually what makes it great, if you can find your peace with it. Going through hardships and staying connected to your experience deepens your connection with yourself (which brings the ability to love yourself more). Going through them with others deepens and…

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She Made the Cinnamon Rolls…

So, you know how I’m always nagging you guys to create stuff? And you’re all like, “But how? Do we give advice? Do we just talk about our jobs?” Take a look at this. http://www.everywhereist.com/i-made-the-pizza-cinnamon-rolls-from-mario-batalis-sexual-misconduct-apology-letter/ So, admittedly, Geraldine DeRuiter, The Everywhereist, is a brilliant writer, but she also bakes. A lot. She loves it. She’s undoubtedly in a level of mastery with it. And, she’s pissed. She’s angry and upset about what’s happening in our world, and the unbelievably ridiculous letter from Mario Batali. So, what does she do?  She bakes about it. This post is about her baking the infamous cinnamon rolls, and what went through her mind and heart as she did it. She writes it in such…

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