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How to Keep Moving Forward - Three Tips

How to Keep Moving Forward - Three Tips

I regularly catch myself expecting a Redwood tree outcome, when I’ve got a sapling’s time and weather invested. What helps is to observe the trees I planted that are growing and thriving. They’re not 300 feet tall yet - but of course they’re not, that only happens on Instagram.

That beautiful, wild thing you’re doing, you need to keep doing it, and here are three tips to help you.

How to Get Strong and Free.

How to Get Strong and Free.

So if you’re resigned to fear, inertia, boredom, isolation, selfishness, or aimlessness, YOU ARE NOT FREE. All that stuff is diminishing you, stealing your potential and keeping you from your good life purpose.

I’m not saying my life is easy now, it’s just hard in different ways. I had to confront my own fear, shame, loneliness, anxiety and love of control. Believe me, it’s a process, but you can’t get free and whole without swimming that moat, and the only way you become a good swimmer is by swimming.

Seriously, Is This All There Is?

Seriously, Is This All There Is?

If you enjoy the first three levels on Maslow’s hierarchy, every day, almost without thinking, who is better equipped than you to help someone who doesn’t even have level one?

Whether across the world or across the street, those people are everywhere, and you - middle to upper class American women - are in a position to send your elevator back down help them up.

And actually, that’s where your own joy and esteem is found.

Stop Waiting. Make a Move - Intermissionary Part II

Stop Waiting. Make a Move - Intermissionary Part II

I knew when the time was right - not too early, not too late - Girl Catch Fire would hire an operations manager: Someone who could catch the vision, sort it out and action it in fun and innovative ways. Even when I was first starting the company, KJ’s name was on my dream list.

Well, the time is right and KJ is now officially on board at Girl Catch Fire.

It's Time to Do Your Work.

It's Time to Do Your Work.

“But I don’t knowwwwwww what my work is,” I hear you moan. Yes you do. That work you see someone else doing on Instagram, which secretly makes you seethe with jealousy, don’t dismiss that. Pay attention, it’s a street sign on your path. The pitiable “I just don’t know” story is a lie.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BEGIN.

God Still Speaks & Here's How I Know

God Still Speaks & Here's How I Know

On Friday, I was lying on my couch icing a pulled psoas muscle and crying when Sam called and said,

"Hey, a poster tube came in the mail for you."

I stopped crying, bolted upright, cried again and said, "there's only one place sending me a poster."

Sure enough, in the tube were the two posters I asked for with note that said, "Thanks for liking our wine!" 

Whoa. Jesus. More crying.