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5 big important lessons for entrepreneurs (or, what I learned at Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation)

April 8, 2014

5 big important lessons for entrepreneurs

About two weeks ago, I was a blubbering mess with my business. Honestly, there’s just nothing else to do but admit that. For whatever my reasons were,

I had too many projects in the works but not many I was super excited about or that I knew would make the positive impact (and give me the returns) I was looking for;
I had some ideas on the backburner that frustrated me, because I knew I needed to implement them but didn’t know [...]

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How to move from having jobs to having a career

March 20, 2014

jobs to career

You may (or may not!?) have noticed that Tea Time Q&A has been on a mini-hiatus over the past month or so. I realized sometime around late January that wedding planning was about to get kicked up about 17 notches—and now we’re less than 6 weeks out!! It’s insane how many details there are to take care of…in the most loving way possible. (Truly, it’s fun!)

This week, though, I got such a fantastic question from Catherine that I felt compelled [...]

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How public speaking changes you

March 5, 2014

impromptu speaking

Imagine this scene:

It’s midway through your cousin’s wedding, and you were just asked to give the very next toast. Quick! What will you say?

If you’re like most people, this sets off a million little alarms in your head. You rack your brain for character-defining stories from your childhoods together and try to relate those to who your cousin is today, telling yourself all the while that you suck at giving speeches, and [...]

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An experience in mindfulness

February 19, 2014

Experience in mindfulness

Last month, I started taking a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. It’s an 8-week experiential meditation course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a preeminent scientist, medical doctor, and scholar, who has spent decades studying and improving the use of meditation in everyday life. A few articles have been written about mindfulness recently, in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

I thought at best, the course would help cure me of the stress I often feel around life’s [...]

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How to quit your dependence on other people’s opinions

February 6, 2014

7 - Quit dependence on others

Have you ever found yourself asking someone else’s opinion about a decision you needed to make when really, you felt you should have been able to make the decision on your own?

If so, you are most certainly not alone, my friend!

After all, it often makes sense to get a bit of input. In fact it’s necessary: you get to assess a situation through someone else’s eyes, and feel like you’ve got more well-rounded information to make a solid choice. And [...]

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