Tag: fear

BYOG Day 17 - Did An Authority Hijack Your Brain?

[Note: This is Day 17 in the Be Your Own Guru series. Today is also the re-launch of Dr. Eldon Taylor's book "I Believe: When What You Believe Matters". This post contains excerpts from his book. It's also an exploration of our brain's "efficiency trap" that keeps us mired in self-limiting beliefs.] When I was […]

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BYOG Day 5 - Take a Breath and Step Back

by Katrina Hawley [Editor's Note: This is Day Five in the Be Your Own Guru series. Katrina lives in Hadley, MA - just far enough from Boston to not be in Lockdown, but close enough to recognize the danger at her door. She submitted this post before the tragic happenings of the past few days, […]

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6 Tips To Beat Overwhelm and Rock Your Business This Spring

Next week, my children are home for Spring break. #CalgonTakeMeAway Actually, they get a jump start on spring break this Friday, and my soon-to-be 7 year old will have a half day on Thursday. Is this any way for me to get my work done? We have yet to have a single week since 2013 began […]

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Big project? Celebrate the milestones

2013 started with the best of intentions. My goal is to record 300 songs before the year ends, and I'm well over 10% of the way there. And yet... It feels like this hugely daunting task right now. Like I'll never make it. I know I'm in the thick of it. I know the year's […]

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You can't be whatever you want to be

Over the last few months, I've been digging into what I really enjoy: music (over 30 songs are in the can now!), performing (check my upcoming gigs here), and learning about people. Specifically, I've been swimming through books like these about finding and living your true purpose. Ultimately, it all comes down to two things: connecting to […]

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Where Is Your True Voice?

Far too many of us walk around regurgitating what others have said, doing what others have done, that we forget about our own "you-nique-ness", as I've called it before. We want "blueprints" and insider help from a so-called "guru". We want the answers when we don't even always know the questions yet. Yet, we see […]

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The Convo: Dream Scale Shame

As a small child, I knew I was called to be a performer. I remember being 2 or 3 years old (before we moved into the house I grew up in) and "performing" for my family. I'd stand up on my wooden toy box, pretending it was a stage, dancing and singing for whoever would […]

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The Convo: Excellence, Prayer, and Naysayers

Got big dreams? Hold fast to them, and don't be afraid to pray for excellence. Many times, visionary creatives have lofty goals and ambitions, but we're met with staunch criticism when we share them. This forces us to either stop sharing, or aim lower. Don't be that person. Instead, when things are getting to you, […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song - Part Five

[Editor's note: This is part five in a series of year-end posts I write to focus my efforts for the new year. Here are links to parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.] Brave. That was the theme for 2012, and as I look back, I can say I'm pretty happy with where things ended up. […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song - Part Three

[Editor's note: this is a re-post from December 2011. Part 3 of a series of year-end posts I write each year. When we migrated to the new site design, all the old posts were archived. Here are posts 1 and 2] This is an ongoing topic of discussion for me. Fear is one of my most blogged about […]

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