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Spiritual Entrepreneurship

What My Book Is Going to Be about (and Why)

I’ve tried to write a book at least five times in the past.

What I’ve done in the past is just sit down and write every day, and then see where it leads.

I can do that. Easily. I’ll happily write a thousand words a day or more, and pretty soon I’ll have 60,000 words and no clue where I’m going.

And then I’ve stopped.

Of course, it’s the stopping part that’s done me in.

But I don’t think this approach is right for me. I work best when I...

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We Launched a Mastermind and Failed ... Sort Of

Quick backstory

Since my first meeting with Richard Branson back in February, I’ve been focused on getting more into living my life purpose.

So I recently went back to have another listen to a fingerprint life purpose session I had with Baeth Davis back in 2015, and it was eye-opening.

According to my fingerprints, I’m here to be on stage, bringing the audience in my hologram, sharing my vision, like Steve Jobs.

I’m here to help people realize their core identity. And...

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What I Learned from a Week on Necker

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I went to Necker Island for a week with a bunch of other entrepreneurs, some incredibly successful, all super generous and inspiring.

Going to Necker and meeting Richard Branson was something I’d wanted to do for a decade, and this year, the opportunity presented itself, and I jumped on it.

It was a scary thing to do. A week on Necker is not cheap. As we left the island, Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was waiting for his turn in one of the world’s most expensive and...

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Pulling the Weeds

So, I sprained my ankle recently - for the second time in a week - and I decided the Universe was telling me that I needed to slow down. I'm trying to do too much and I need to reset. 

I do this to myself sometimes.  Somehow I've got this idea that being busy means you are valuable, needed, important. 

What a load of BS.  

shutterstock_638929270.jpgI got a healthy dose of perspective today while my wife and I cleaned out the garden.  We ripped out weeds, pruned bushes, and re-potted...

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Being Self-Disciplined about Self-Care

Being an entrepreneur means being self-motivated and self-disciplined. 

There’s no boss standing over you requiring a specific action by a certain date. There may not even be a demanding group of customers expecting that you produce a program or product on schedule.

And yet we nonetheless create powerful work that can transform people’s lives. 

shutterstock_1176901459.jpgWe must be a pretty self-motivated bunch!

That comes naturally to me and I imagine the same is true for many of you.

The...

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How to Ask for Help

shutterstock_1159110763.jpgAsking for help is an important skill to master.  We all need to ask for help sometimes, in both our personal lives and our work lives.

Asking for help can move us forward when we're stuck.  It helps us feel that we're not alone, that we have each others' back, and it feels great to support a friend, partner, stranger, or team member.

However, if we bring the wrong energy to asking for help, it can achieve the exact opposite: We end up feeling hurt and alone,...

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Belly Breathing

Every once in a while, we get support tickets with subject lines or messages in ALLCAPS and with lots of exclamation points.

shutterstock_171308849.2.jpgSomething along the lines of:

Subject: “IT’S NOT WORKING!!!!!”

It is clear that the writer is pretty stressed out.

I’ve been there too.  I bet we all have.  And it’s no fun. 

When we are feeling that way, we are usually too upset to communicate effectively about what is not working.  Which means it takes longer for...

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Messing Up

I was talking with Calvin the other day about my experience as a new Simplero staff member.  Somehow, we got on the subject of messing up. ;)

I ended up sharing something that happened to me years earlier.

Once upon a time, I was a social worker in a program that provided crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.  Most of the time, the crisis was emotional or logistical, but sometimes, it was literally life-or-death.

One woman called me ...

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Movement

I had the pleasure recently of speaking with Joy Duling, creator of The Movement Summit, about how to engage with your customers, so they will be with you for the long haul.

I love that Joy has taken this approach with her summit. Technology and marketing are just not the things that are going to make the difference to the people that matter: Your customers. Your tribe.

The summit starts on Monday, and has participation from a number of inspiring teachers. Check out their thoughts on...

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Visualizing

 

I've been really excited about visualizing things recently. I suddenly remembered that when we moved to New York a couple years ago and struggled to find an apartment, Gay Hendricks did a visualization with us where we pretended it was a year from that day, and we were sitting in the perfect apartment, and we were thinking back at just how easy it all had been. Just a week or two after that, we were in fact sitting in our own apartment, and it had indeed been super easy!

These days I'm...

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