In a world saturated with motivational Instagram quotes, it might seem like an extreme life philosophy is best: "Don't be afraid to put yourself first!" "Give until it hurts!" "Make yourself a priority!" "The secret of life is giving!" But an article published eight years ago about the top five regrets of the dying suggests … Continue reading Balancing being selfish and selfless as a Big Visionary.
Sometimes you really want to do something, but keep putting it off. It might seem like strong-arming, or talking to yourself harshly is the best way to get motivated. And sure, sometimes we need to be firm with ourselves, but in general, being tough on ourselves doesn't work. That tender little kid in you who … Continue reading Follow the fun to get things done.
You've set goals for 2020. There are things you want to do to realize your Big Vision for your work in the world. But how will you make space for it? I know I've been writing along this theme for a little bit (e.g. Sometimes Your "To-Do" Is To Do Less and Rest, Do Less … Continue reading Make space for your 2020 Big Vision
When your Big Vision becomes real, your life changes. You move, start a new job, get more clients, begin a training program, get a book deal, rent an office, commit to a daily creative practice, enter into a new relationship, etc. Here’s what no one tells you. With each wonderful thing that happens, you also … Continue reading Even good changes can create loss.
Do you want to do less so you can focus your time and energy in 2020 on what really matters? As we approach the end of the year, many of my clients are talking about how they want to do less, so that they have time to do the work that's really important to them. … Continue reading Do less and more in 2020: Let go and commit.