Practice Your Mistakes

The reality is, rarely anything is flawlessly executed. The trick to avoiding disaster is to practice mistakes ahead of time.

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3 Brutal Leadership Truths No One Likes to Admit

Guest Post by Annabelle Smyth Let’s face it; leadership can be incredibly challenging. Although some people have a natural inclination for leadership roles, it doesn’t eliminate the effort it takes to become successful. It doesn’t negate the value of experience and dedication. And it certainly doesn’t get rid of the challenges that leaders are bound…

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Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid

There’s a fear we all share, more frightening than FOMO. How do you cope when you face the fear of looking stupid? Here are 3 things to keep in mind.

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How Writing Just Might Save My Life

I think social media is trying to kill me. And it’s working with an accomplice, the current state of the world. I suspect I’m not alone in this paranoid delusion. I know that I can’t be the only person whose feeds have slowly morphed from a land of vacation pictures, inspirational quotes, and sales pitches…

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Fighting Analysis Paralysis

While I have always been an over-thinker, there are some moments or seasons where this tendency is on hyper-drive. Sometimes it is late at night, where I find myself doing play-by-play on the events of the day, wondering if I handled everything right. Other times it happens when I am facing a difficult decision and…

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Dealing with Missed Deadlines One Asana at a Time

I missed a deadline this week. Want to hear something even worse? This was the second deadline I’ve missed in thirty days. Thankfully the deadlines were for two separate projects and two separate clients, but sadly the mistakes were made by one single person — me. Recovering After Missed Deadlines Ever since the second missed deadline,…

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Hit A Creative Roadblock? Break Through In 4 Steps

Guest Post by Jeff Kavanaugh Have you ever had an idea — a brilliant idea — that you couldn’t wait to dive into? And have you ever experienced the frustration of hitting a roadblock after pouring hours and hours into your brilliant idea? Everyone knows this feeling. The typical process looks like this: You have…

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The Safe Spaces I Have, But Didn’t Know I Needed

The United States of America just wrapped up a long and tiresome election season. No matter what side you’re on, it ended with a bang. I didn’t vote for the winner. I spent the days leading up to the election praying and meditating that the person who inevitably won, wouldn’t. I was so nervous and…

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When Labels Lie

It is not a good time to be a pollster. Up until Tuesday, November 8, the presidential election felt less like an expression of democracy and more like a sporting event, complete with quarter by quarter updates on who was “up” and by how much. We even had a probability percentage on the likelihood of…

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Four Damaging Mentalities Millennials Must Break

Millennials can be pretty critical of older generations who seem stuck in their ways. “They just don’t get it anymore… that’s not how the world works.” “This isn’t the 1950’s anymore…” “How can they still think that is going to work?” These are all things I’ve heard Millennial co-workers say about our superiors. While Millennials…

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Surviving Chaotic Seasons

I’m in a strange season of life right now. Four months ago we welcomed a little boy into the world and into our family. We also have a two year old toddling all around the house. Oh, and I noticed I have a few gray hairs popping up. I think that’s completely unrelated, though. Two…

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Discontentment: A Great Leadership Challenge

Discontentment is evident, and it is more than just an election cycle. In the United States, our election is highlighting the discontentment. With the recent Brexit vote, discontentment is present within the United Kingdom, too. Add in Venezuela, the Middle East, and several other places, and discontentment seems to be present in more places than…

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