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Running A Business Isn’t A Game (Neither Is Life)

Running A Business Isn’t A Game (Neither Is Life)

I've been wearing an Apple Watch since late 2016. At first, I didn't pay much attention to the Activity Rings. The rings represent how much you've moved, exercised, and stood in a day. When I got the Watch, I was objectively inactive. That January, I started to...

Quality Time vs Quantity Time: Measuring What Matters

Quality Time vs Quantity Time: Measuring What Matters

I need time to focus. I'd say it's actually one of my most basic needs in terms of quality of life. Food, shelter, focus. I'm easily overwhelmed by what seem to be conflicting needs or priorities. To be happy, I absolutely cannot do two things at once—let alone...

Money Is A Shared Delusion: Why How We Think About Money Matters

Money Is A Shared Delusion: Why How We Think About Money Matters

“Time is money.” It’s a phrase you’ve heard before. And probably a phrase you’ve accepted as truth. And it’s certainly true that there are plenty of ways that time and money relate to each other. But a few months ago, I started to wonder: Is time really money? And if...

How To Stop Striving And Start Growing

How To Stop Striving And Start Growing

A few years ago, I sat with a group of entrepreneurs in the living room of a cute little condo in Whitefish, Montana. My role was facilitating conversations about their obstacles and opportunities as business owners. It was a group of super successful folks, some on...

Bread Time: Letting Go Of Urgency

Bread Time: Letting Go Of Urgency

I took the last couple of weeks—thanks to the more flexible schedule of the holiday season—to work on bread-baking. I made a sweet potato challah bread, two different types of swirly brioche, and a multigrain sandwich bread. I’m sure you know this—but baking bread...

How To Find Stability In Life And Business

How To Find Stability In Life And Business

When Simone Biles pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, she cited a case of the "twisties." Like most Americans, I had to look that up. Turns out, the "twisties" is the term gymnasts use to describe the feeling of losing the mind-body connection that allows them to...

My Pain In The Butt: Thinking Abundantly About Capacity

My Pain In The Butt: Thinking Abundantly About Capacity

I’ve been nursing a nagging pain in my butt for the last year or so. Literally. The tendon at the top of my right hamstring is worn out and inflamed—and it manifests as a giant pain in my butt. I’ve been focused on lower-impact exercise all this year, but it never...

How I’ve Changed My Productivity Narrative To Become More Effective

How I’ve Changed My Productivity Narrative To Become More Effective

The quest for greater productivity is one of internet culture's longest-lasting and most influence trends. “Life hacks” teach us how to shave a few seconds off of common tasks so we can fit more work into our days. Even my daughter became enamored with life hacks...

How To Give Yourself A Break: Boundaries Vs. Guardrails

How To Give Yourself A Break: Boundaries Vs. Guardrails

It seems like summer is the perfect time to reexamine and re-establish your boundaries as a business owner or freelancer. And maybe, like me, you're even exercising some additional boundaries to be able to go into full-on summer slow-down mode. I know it's been a hot...

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