So many things to do, so little time. Familiar? It would almost be boring if it wasn’t so relevant. When you’re kicking off an entrepreneurial venture, the options for where to invest your finite resources can be downright paralyzing. In this Dear Chela we tackle some strategies for how to discern the focus and actions that are right for YOU. Not for others. Cookie cutters are for baking cookies, people, not your life’s work. Let’s jam… Come share your perspective in the comments and if it’s resonant for you, please share me around. Do you have questions? I’ve got insights
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True or False: The following career advice is awesome… Studies show that people with a university education make more money. Therefore, get yourself a formal education, even if you can’t afford it, preferably from a prestigious university. Your degree will ensure that you gain employment and have all the skills you need if you want to bust out on your own. When you go for that job, find one where the roles and expectations are clear. Follow the rules and you’ll have security and move up and make more and more money. Try to go for something that you enjoy, but
Not sure which way is up when you’re in a new place? Navigating unknown territory can be incredibly disorienting. What do you anchor into to help you know what to focus on when everything feels new and uncertain. In this Dear Chela, I lay out some advice for navigating the new. How do you navigate unknown territory? Have any advice? Join us in the comments. Do you have a question for me? I want it. Ask me here.
Are you struggling with how to put yourself out there? Do you have healthy disdain for marketing? Terror of social media? Visibility make you want to barf almost as much as some of the schmoozy marketing campaigns you see out there? If so, can you please come over to the blog and have a chat about this? I think we need some serious healing around marketing. I considered not even posting this repetitive rant of a Dear Chela, but the market without marketing questions come up over and over. I’m now toying with the idea of creating a whole program
I’m at the pool and my kiddo bounds out of his swim lesson and begs to show me his new tricks. I stand poolside while he jumps in and sets himself up to push off the edge and do something awesome. His feet slip all over and he can’t seem to get his footing without his face plunging under water. Face back out, he takes a breath and loses his feet. He tries again. And again. Thrashing and plunging, then stabilizing. Over and over. He’s not getting it. I’m standing there, patiently amused, enjoying how adorable he is in one
I get an astonishing number of questions about unavailable dudes. I spent the better part of my youth pining for them. Maybe it’s an unacknowledged calling of mine to help people walk the hell away from PRPs (potential romantic partners) who are unable to meet them. In any case, I both know the pain that this gal is in AND gave her the tough-love-smack-down. Want a tough love smack down of your own? Have a burning question? Ask me.
Some people like attention. I like attention. Some people don’t like having attention on them. That’s not me. I don’t require all the attention and I love giving my attention to others. Probably not so true of my childhood self. Mom said I didn’t play so well by myself. I’d talk non-stop and demand her full engagement. I used to feel embarrassed when I’d hear about that. I love shared spaces of mutuality where the attention rolls all around us. But I’m more than neutral about attention. I’m far more comfortable taking the lead and being seen than I am
What’s my passion? Where did my passion go? Can I re-ignite a fizzled passion? Why did my passion for this disappear when I tried to make it a reality? (short answer: because dealing with reality is hard and sucky.) If you’ve ever tried to make the leap of turning what you’re passionate about into a vocation only to hit the wall of- I don’t like this anymore- this is for you. It’s the classic tale of Sarah the pie maker from the E-Myth. Open the bakery. Baking pies is sucky. Can you fall in love again? Let’s chat about it…
You probably know by now that the most interesting topic for me is around what it means to have a purpose and how to realize that. If you’re new here, hey, now you know! This is a question I’ve been asking, living and really quite honestly tying myself up in knots around and then untangling for as long as I can remember. Seriously, the existential angst my poor friends had to suffer through in my 20s spans the worlds of sad and endearing. It really can be a vortex of exploration whether you’re leaning into the spiritual questions, practical application,
Right about now the internet is exploding with Danielle LaPorte and her growing community of Desire Map Licensees and if you haven’t heard yet, I thought I better let you in on the action. You probably know Danielle. If you don’t she’s the author of The Fire Starter Sessions and creator of the Desire Map, which evolved from a New Years insight to an entire movement. She’s the kind of writer and leader who wakes you up and dares you love yourself with the type of ferocity that breaks through the those insidious habits of denying yourself your deepest longings.