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The Brule Breakers Spotlight

The Brule Breakers Spotlight

The Brule Breakers Spotlight I've heard some really cool stories this week and I want to share a couple of them with you. After I put out a call asking for stories about a time when you broke a "brule," where you didn't settle for status quo, or do what others...

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How to quit on never quitting

How to quit on never quitting

How to quit on never quitting  This is as much a love letter to myself as it is to you. “Never quit” was instilled in me pretty hard.  And, to its credit, it’s probably why my business survived the 2008 recession and the 2020 pandemic and why, despite the ups and...

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I’ve been famous twice this week (+ a fun contest!)

I’ve been famous twice this week (+ a fun contest!)

I used to have a lot of head-trash about being seen, about being "big," as in ... "don't get too big for your britches" ... "you're too loud/proud/bold" ... "Who do you think you ARE?" I wasn't sure what "being famous" meant exactly, let alone if I wanted it. But if I...

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Break some brules!

Break some brules!

There was a time in my life – before my business, before my book, before my speaking career – when I was in a job that I hated, drowning in student loan debt, and living in a basement apartment with my cat. I felt utterly trapped, and I absolutely WISHED things were...

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Push or pull? Both. Here’s why

Push or pull? Both. Here’s why

It's what propelled Laurie to fulfill her dream to move to Costa Rica. It's what propelled David to make a major career shift so he could reprioritize time with his family. Also what propelled Friderike to double her income while growing her business in a way that...

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Burnt out? Do this

Burnt out? Do this

Wanna know the key to preventing burnout?  ...asks the gal who's built her biz from the ground up and has been enthusiastically living this work and serving my clients, with delight, for nearly two decades. In other words, listen up because I know what I'm talking...

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THIS sucked

THIS sucked

On a good day, I felt restless. On a bad day, I felt like a caged animal. Exasperated, I came home from work to my dark, musty, basement apartment – a glaring reminder that I was not just figuratively, but literally, underground. Drowning in student loan debt, I...

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Why what’s WRONG is GOOD

Why what’s WRONG is GOOD

In my book, The Brules of Life, I share that prior to starting my business, I was in a 9-5 job, drowning in student loan debt, and living in a basement apartment with my cat. I felt quite trapped. I had the job – and stayed for as long as I did – not only so I could...

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When boundaries aren’t enough

When boundaries aren’t enough

Last week, I wrote about a tough pill to swallow: that to whatever degree self-actualization is lacking in your life, is the same degree that self-abandonment is happening in your life. [If you missed it, click here.] As I re-read what I wrote, I dropped into a deeply...

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No more pretending

No more pretending

Creating your life is an evolution, an ongoing expression of your freedoms and your being-ness. Your life is the embodiment of your self-actualization. Recognizing this, is the opposite of bypassing, and the opposite of avoiding. The act of intentionally creating your...

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Why I don’t call myself a business coach

Why I don’t call myself a business coach

I don’t call myself a Business Coach. Even though I’ve been running my own company for nearly 20 years. And even though I’ve coached numerous clients to create and build their businesses.  Like Martha, who, when we first connected, felt she’d “already done the inner...

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The unexpected results of an in-person event 

The unexpected results of an in-person event 

The unexpected results of an in-person event  After hosting Brule Breakers Brunch last Saturday, I slept 10 hours that night. Today I’m sharing some raw, unfiltered, somewhat still in-process reflections on my first-of-its-kind event in New Hampshire. It was...

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What I love about breakfast (besides the eating part)

What I love about breakfast (besides the eating part)

One key part of my mission is to turn complex behavioral and psychological concepts into suuuuuper accessible, user-friendly, easy-to-apply strategies that help you experience more joy and wellbeing in your life. Because I love you and want you to thrive. Because you...

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I interrupt this broadcast

I interrupt this broadcast

I interrupt this broadcast ... Many of the things we do are automatic. They're instilled and engrained in us by what we've been taught and socially conditioned to do - or not do. So much so, that autopilot kicks in. RARELY do we (adults) stop to question or revisit or...

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Why I don’t often share personal things

Why I don’t often share personal things

Last week I announced that I'm doing a special in-person event.  At this event, one thing I'll be sharing is a vulnerable story about a personal blind spot - one that I honestly only ever thought I'd share with my closest friends. I'm scared and excited. I don't often...

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Brule – a sassy word to know AND understand!

Brule – a sassy word to know AND understand!

Brule is not just a sassy word to know, it's also a word to understand! On September 23rd, I'll be sharing something I've never before shared publicly: a personal story about navigating a huge blind spot. Other than the exception of a few close friends, I never...

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How to shorten your to-do list

How to shorten your to-do list

This accidental poem fell out of my mouth during a recent client coaching call: “You don’t have to hate it, to delegate it.”   (I’m a poet and I didn’t even realize it. 😉) Look, here’s the thing: Just because you’re *able* to do something, and just because you don’t...

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Momentum will be yours (here’s how)

Momentum will be yours (here’s how)

In order to make your dreams real, it is very important that we create a space where your dreams and goals are gaining accelerated momentum.  Accelerated momentum is when renewed zest for life and a new kind of confidence takes hold within you.  It’s when the life...

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