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May 21, 2013
Sit down! You’re making a scene!
What are you doing?! I said don’t panic!!! GARGHHH!
If you’ve ever had a moment of panic, you can relate to the scenario above… either receiving said “advice” from someone else or (in most cases) yelling it at yourself in the midst of panic.
In a state of panic, your body tenses up, your chest can feel...
May 13, 2013
As we near the end of The Suck It, Temptation! Challenge, I have something to share with you.
I started the challenge because I was eating like crap. I was taking every opportunity that came my way because my mind was in when-am-I-ever-gonna-get-this-chance-again mode.
And I’m pleased to say that I am back down to (pret-ty close to) the size I was when I left just by moderating my opportunities to...
May 2, 2013
I’m writing from my amazing fully-furnished, luxury apartment, courtesy of Oakwood Apartments Worldwide. Thank you thank you thank you to Ana, Phoebe, Rob and Matthew at Oakwood for donating 4 nights at their centrally-located, fully decked-out Midtown location to The 30×30 Project. I am beyond grateful.
For more information about my beautiful NYC digs, click here.
I’m in NYC for the...
Apr 8, 2013
Hello from Milwaukee!
Milwaukee is one of the many cities I’ve never been to before. I didn’t know what to expect, so I didn’t expect very much.
I got here early on Friday morning after a long night of bootcamping, meetup-ing and video-ing in Chicago w/Mr. Impossible. On 3 hours of sleep, I rolled into Milwaukee off the very short flight (15 minutes in the air) and waited for my co-host,...
Apr 3, 2013
I’m on this amazing adventure, and I am full of gratitude and energy. Sometimes I feel like it’s not even possible to have negativity enter my state at all.
I think back to all those times I felt down, and I start questioning why I couldn’t just get over it then because of how strong I’m feeling now.
I feel so powerful and infallible. Invincible even. Nothing bad will ever...
Mar 28, 2013
When I was in the hospital, one of the silliest parts for me at the time was “creative time.”
“What are we, in kindergarten?” I thought to myself as we headed into a classroom with long tables; crayons, pencils, watercolors strewn about over all of them as if 5-year-olds had been called out for a fire drill. We were told to have a seat and grab a piece of...
Mar 25, 2013
On this tour, I’ve received the most extraordinary reception. The kindness and generosity from people I meet along the way has been astounding.
The other day when in Saskatoon, I went into Dairy Queen for a salad (it was the only thing available within a 2 block radius and it was 9°!), and I started chatting with the manager. I told her why I was in town, and she chimed in with, “I...
Mar 21, 2013
I’ve wrapped up the first 3 bootcamps and now I’m on my way to Saskatoon!
No big deal, but they may have me on TV tomorrow. Just sayin… ;) I’ll take pictures!
What I’m working on right now is finding the balance between saying yes to all these amazing experiences, and making sure I have enough time to myself to avoid burn out.
So I’ve talked to you all about how I’m...
Feb 26, 2013
First off, let me just say that I was blown away by the response from the last post.
At least one person from every single city on the list except for Austin, Seattle and Orlando reached out to try to coordinate a space for The 30×30 Bootcamp.
I don’t know if you guys realize just how grateful I am to have you in my community. This movement is you! I just am in awe of all the kindness and...
Feb 18, 2013
You have to be ok with not being ok.
As much as I say that, putting it into practice is a whole other ball game.
Recently, I’ve been trying to get all my locations set and I’ve been making some headway thanks to some amazingly supportive people all over North America (more on that on Friday :)). I have a lot of people I’m still waiting to hear back from…
And I’ve realized...
Feb 6, 2013
Today, I am super-psyched to announce a very special issue of Strong Inside Out. Today, we have Chris Brogan here to discuss depression with us.
Chris is the CEO and President of Human Business Works, and he basically helps give tools to people to so that they can “work better, do the work they want, and be brave.”
I first found out about Chris when he spoke at WDS 2012. I was instantly a fan...
Jan 28, 2013
Guess what! We made the home page of IndieGoGo, AND The 30×30 Project is IndieGoGo’s Campaign of The Day! Do check it out.
As a human being, one of our greatest fears is laying it all out there. We’ll blame others, we’ll hurt others, we’ll deny deny deny, all to avoid experiencing the despair of vulnerability.
We’ll drive ourselves into the darkness by refusing to...
Jan 24, 2013
Welcome everyone from TWLOHA, Suitcase Entrepreneur and Bootcamp Ideas! I hope this site helps empower you to create your ideal life!
In the midst of all the amazing things going on with the hope movement, I have been hearing from quite a few brave people who have shared their stories with me.
I’ve heard from people struggling to cope with loss. I’ve heard from those fighting the dark depths...
Jan 10, 2013
I had an UH-mazing weekend!
Well, actually, it was 24 hours that spanned from Sunday to Monday.
I was in Vegas for New Media Expo (i.e. Blog World… i.e. Nerdfest ;p). I didn’t have a ticket, but I was going to meet people anyway.
Boy, was that the best whim decision I’ve made in a while.
I got to meet Benny in person for the first time! I hung with Caleb, Srini, Pat, Chris, Antonio, and...
Dec 24, 2012
It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m in New Hampshire visiting with my fiancé’s family. It’s the first time I haven’t been with my family for Christmas.
It’s also the first time I’ll experience snow at Christmas.
It’s the first time I’ll be able to experience children opening gifts on Christmas morning since I was a child myself (with my much-beloved nephews...