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Make a scene

Make a scene

It was an ordinary day. I was jogging around the neighborhood. Not particularly happy. Not particularly unhappy. Just breaking a sweat. Doing my thing.   On the final stretch of my run, I saw something that made my stomach seize up.   Two teenage girls.   A puppy, cowering behind the girls.   And a…

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You can’t “outsource” all of the hard work

You can't "outsource" all of the hard work

Here’s a question I get asked a lot (especially by entrepreneurs and professional coaches):   Susan:   Running my business is so overwhelming! Can you recommend someone who can produce an online course for me, run all of my marketing campaigns, get me booked in the media, figure out how to fill my client docket,…

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Your body is a wise grandma. Your mind is a drama queen.

Your body is a wise grandma. Your mind is a drama queen.

I was power-walking around the park, doing my usual loop, when suddenly I got a crystal-clear message from my body:   “Try to run! Do it!”   Whaa? Uh, OK. I wasn’t a runner, but it felt right, so… a little faster now… then a little faster… and… hey! I’m running!   Later, I found…

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Can’t stay happy? You might be dreaming too small.

Can’t stay happy? You might be dreaming too small.

Can you guess what this is?      If you guessed: the cover of a Land’s End catalog, circa 2007… you are incorrect!   But close.   That’s the Hyatt family holiday card from 8 years ago.   I remember posing for that photo. Obsessing over getting every touch “just right.” The matching outfits. The…

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Still waiting for your “muse” to arrive? Read this.

Still waiting for your “muse” to arrive? Read this.

I hang with a lot of business owners and professional coaches, and one complaint I hear constantly is:     I want to [write / blog / speak onstage / start a podcast / start a webTV series / make an e-course / etc] but it’s so hard to sit down and make it happen…

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What are you going to believe, today?

What are you going to believe, today?

My daughter Emily believes that it is totally possible to play bass guitar in an all-girl punk band, even though she is barely 15.   Result: She is rocking out onstage at local open mic nights and practicing with her band weekly.     My son Ryan believes that it is totally possible to write…

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My boring, amazing daily routine. {a video tour}

My boring, amazing daily routine. {a video tour}

Have you ever been treated like an A-List celebrity?   A few weeks ago, it happened to me.   I was visiting the island of Aruba — where I’d been invited to deliver a keynote talk for a women’s business association. Followed by a talk for a group of high school students, too.   I’m…

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Ready to write your Future Glory Email? (Best goal-setting exercise… ever!)

Ready to write your Future Glory Email? (Best goal-setting exercise... ever!)

We’ve got about 14 days left in 2014, which means… it’s time for a delicious end-of-the-year game.   This game?   It’s called The Future Glory Email.   It’s the most un-sucky way to map out your 2015 goals & intentions… ever!   Here’s how it works:   Step 1. You’re going to hit REPLY…

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Shoe Sale Energy. Get it, girl.

Shoe Sale Energy. Get it, girl.

When my favorite local shop — Flutter — throws a huge, one-day-only sale on super-cute Frye boots, this is what happens:   1. No matter how “busy” I am that day, I am not missing that sale. Don’t even TRY to hold me back. Out. Of. My. Mother. Loving. Way.   2. Excuses and ass-dragging…

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Don’t be a lobster in the pot.

Don’t be a lobster in the pot.

When lobsters get tossed into a pot of boiling water, and one brave lobster tries to climb up the walls to sweet freedom…   Do you know what the other lobsters do?   They grab their friend and claw her back into the pot of boiling death-water.     “No way are you getting outta…

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