Here in Greensboro, we got clobbered with rain, downed trees, and power outages yesterday. It was worse than anything we experienced with Florence, and I don't think any of the news stations told us to prepare for this. I hope everyone is ok. I'm thinking about everyone in the path of the hurricane. In case you need a distraction, a break, a little levity here's this week's coffee break.
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1st) This On Being Podcast where Krista Tippet interviews Seth Godin, was soo soo good! Seth Godin, Life, the Internet, and everything.
2nd) Since my digital detox I've been thinking a lot about how I can be less reliant on my phone. I wrote this article about "Disconnecting, a Digital Detox in the Life of an Entrepreneur"
3rd) Did you all see that Brene Brown came out with a new book? "Dare to Lead"? I'm going to head to scuppernongs books in Greensboro today to try to get a copy! You should too, but if you aren't in Greensboro and don't have a local bookstore you can order it through my link.
4th) Did you see that The Yoke and Abundance Podcast Ranked 39th this week on the Itunes Career charts in Chile! So cool right? Can you help us rank on the U.S. charts? It's easy, listen to the podcast, (this week's episode "Figuring it Out and Taking a First Step Into Imperfection", is really great!) subscribe to us on itunes, give a rating and review and most importantly share it with a friend and ask them to do the same. THANK YOU!
5th) If you need something really fun after yesterday's storm, I'm still running a sale on the Animal Spirit Year Ahead Spread! Get your reading for the year e-mailed to you for only 25$.
“When we write about ourselves in the third person, it fools our brain into believing it a bit more. This is called cognitive distance, and it’s a really effective tool when we’re trying to change our thinking or patterns of behavior. The #1 thing I always write is “Lara loves herself.” It sounds so simple, but …”
“Everything you're dreaming, do it!!!”
“Slow down, listen to the wisdom of your heart. When making a decision, play it forward and make the best decision with the best information you have, listen to wise counsel. Be open to different ways of thinking, different people, change is good. Have courage, compassion & commitment.”
Clearly starting this company is risky…very risky…but a life without risks is no life at all. Many things that I have done in my life have taken a great deal of courage. I am glad that I am still willing to risk, and that I have never lost that ability (no matter how scared I am inside of failure…and I am!).
What would your life look like if you could feel more connected to your purpose? What would your life look like if you felt more connected to what gives life meaning for you?
Specially designed coaching with me uses creativity, journaling, worksheets, and strategic questions and reflections to help you identify exactly what you’re dissatisfied with, it will teach you how to identify and strengthen what’s most important to you, and it will help you build the road map from where you are to your biggest dreams and your most impactful life of purpose
“Knowing my children are watching me. I always tell them that can’t is a bad word and once you say it your brain shuts down. This means I can’t say can’t.”
Like a fantastic glass of wine with a delicious meal, a year ahead spread pairs perfectly with a Power Hour coaching session. Looking at a year ahead spread during a power hour gives you a different lens to talk about where you are and where you want to be. It’s a powerful game changer.
“there is no other way to truly get what you want in life than to earn it. I would tell myself that I am good enough just the way I am, I don’t have to be anyone or anything else in order to matter.”
“It is always important to remember why you are doing the work you are doing.
The same is true in life: It is KEY to identify what you want before you begin taking steps to get there.”
“Balance is a good thing, and harder to achieve than it seems like it should be! Be disciplined and do your best, but not to the point of isolating yourself from the world or people around you. In the end, it’s your experiences and the people you meet that will impact you more…”