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PURPOSE, COURAGE & JOY in your personal and professional life.

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    It would be great to skip past Grief and wind up at Acceptance in the time it takes to order a McChicken, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that.

    Get Off the Emotional Pendulum & Find A Bucket-Ton of Courage Instead

    Courage

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    Nothing changes if nothing changes. 

    If you can sense it in your gut – the very fibre of your being – that you were put on this planet for a reason, figure out what that reason is and devote your whole world to it.

    The Radical & Dogged Pursuit of Purpose…

    Purpose

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    Chances are, you have absolute clarity about what you DON’T like – anti-fungal nail cream ads, the smell of burning plastic, that one aggressive pebble hiding out in your shoe – but you haven’t given the same time and energy to determining what you DO like.

    Figuring out what you want out of life can be a lifelong process. And while everyone knows it’s important to do the things that make us happy, it can be overwhelming to determine where to start.

    Find Out Where Joy’s Hiding in Your ‘Hood

    Joy

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    I made a pact with myself in the still, pre-dawn hours – a commitment to my future self: No matter what happens, I’m doing whatever I want with what’s left of my life.

    How to Trust Your Gut & Follow Your Heart: Finding Courage in the Challenging Life Seasons

    Courage

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    So, after all these years of running, seeking, and hunting for joy, I thought I’d share the 5 things that might be useful for you if you’re searching for a heady shot of delight in the everyday.

    Baby, We Were Born to Run

    Joy

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    ‘Stay in your lane’ disempowers the multi-passionates – the creatives and the dreamers – who thrive when they can pursue a range of opportunities. 

    Stay In Your Lane & Other Advice to Ignore

    Purpose

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    A woman with long dark hair stands atop a rock in the foreground. Snow covered mountains are visible in the background.

    I didn’t want to settle for languishing, or wasting my days throwing all the magic-wish coins in the one unkempt well, only to sit back and wait for the universe to throw me a lifeline. I wanted to break out of apathy jail. So I did.

    Seeking Purpose? Breakout of Apathy Jail & Leave Languishing for Dead.

    Purpose

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    A close up greyscale image of a woman sipping coffee, alongside a quote that reads, "Meander along the beach, savour your coffee, and contemplate what 'next' entails."

    So this morning, as I meandered to the beach to watch the water, drink my coffee and consider what’s next, I kept thinking about Al Pacino. 

    Knowing When to Hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE on Life

    Courage

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    Three teen boys leaning against a wall, one is holding a soccer ball.

    If someone told me years ago that there was a way to get students to write beautifully and honestly and confidently about the things that actually mattered to them, I know I would still be in the classroom…

    Ten Tips for Teaching Teens to Write More Effectively (That I Wish Someone Had Told Me!)

    Writing

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    There’s literally no reason you can’t leverage your skills to make a living doing what you love.

    Get Paid Doing What You Love (Even If It’s Not Your Job)

    Business

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    Black and white image of a young woman with long brown hair. She is smiling as she works from her laptop.

    There’s literally no reason you can’t leverage your skills to make a living doing what you love.

    Get Paid Doing What You Love (Even If It’s Not Your Job)

    Business

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    Black and white image of a young woman with long brown hair. She is smiling as she works from her laptop.

    There’s literally no reason you can’t leverage your skills to make a living doing what you love.

    Get Paid Doing What You Love (Even If It’s Not Your Job)

    Business

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