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My secret to living an adventurous life

My secret to living an adventurous life

"So, what do you say?" My friend Tari was flying home to Indonesia to spend two weeks on a live aboard dive boat with her family, all expert divers. At the last minute a cousin had dropped out, so there was one spot left on the boat. And she was offering it to me....

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You will never guess what I’m thankful for

You will never guess what I’m thankful for

Most people are thankful for the good stuff. The blessings, the good fortune, the windfalls. I'm not. I'm grateful for adversity. You know those great bosses who really invest in you? Who are mentors, who support and guide you? Teach you, train you, help you to be...

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You are better than the life they tell you to settle for

You are better than the life they tell you to settle for

It was the worst thing I had ever heard. She was thirty-five years old. Talented, driven, whip-smart. A year before, she had bolted from the status quo. Renounced her corporate marketing job: the comfy salary, the sense of security, the approval of her parents and...

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On risk, Joe Lauzon, and fear of failure

On risk, Joe Lauzon, and fear of failure

Joe Lauzon is my favorite MMA fighter. He should be yours too.  Here's why. He is ambitious and audacious. He always fights to win by a knockout or a submission. Decisively and dramatically. It's thrilling to watch and why he's considered the most exciting fighter in...

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Dear Stagnating Client: no one is coming to rescue you

Dear Stagnating Client: no one is coming to rescue you

Dear Stagnating Client, I know what's been going on. After hours and hours of coaching sessions. After months and years and MILLENNIA of work. You haven't really moved forward at all. And it's time to say: it's not me. It's you. You're not putting in as much time and...

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How to do what you were put on the planet to do

How to do what you were put on the planet to do

She had a great idea. Her years of experience told her that this was a problem that needed solving. Her head insisted that she had the solution. Her heart cried out that she make this her cause. So she did. And couldn't keep from rallying everyone to her campaign. She...

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You know more than you think

You know more than you think

The problem, she said, is that I don't really have any skills. She had come to me to make a change. She had worked for a bunch of years in different roles. For the last ten, she had worked in a super prestigious organization which she absolutely LOATHED. She wanted to...

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How to speak Spanish perfectly

How to speak Spanish perfectly

She was looking at me like I was a crazy person. I had been living and working in Ecuador for well over a year. After ages of study and immersion experiences, as well as a detour through Italian and Russian (yes, really), I had finally become fluent in Spanish. In...

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