Why You Need Both Adventure & Inventure In Your Life

If I asked you if you knew yourself well, I’m betting you’d say ‘of course’ and then look at me like I have a second head. Right?

But, here’s a surprising fact: most people, don’t actually know themselves all that well (I don’t have stats to back that up, so it’s based on my experience with working and talking with people!).  

Most people think they know themselves well, but in reality, they only know what’s on the surface.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Resilience & Thrive in Life

The summer I was 23, I moved 1,000 miles away from home (to a place I’d never been, to an apartment I’d never seen, and with roommates I’d never met) to start my post-college grown-up job.

It was exciting, but also terrifying!

Less than two months after I arrived at my new home, it was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon and I was just starting to feel settled in when I got a call that my dad had suffered a massive heart attack and died earlier that morning.

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Feeling Stuck? Why Getting Into It, Will Get You Out of It

I talk a lot around here about getting unstuck from a life that feels routine and unfulfilling.  It’s a topic that hits home for me, having felt this way in the past and always being in the process of reinventing myself.

But, I know it’s a state that many people can relate to because for many, by the time they get into the groove of life, they realize they’ve spent many years creating the wrong life, and they don’t know what to do about it.

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Find Your Purpose by Setting Goals for Your Passions

Setting goals…its a topic I love to talk about and one that people love to learn about.  There are countless articles, books, etc. about setting goals to get further in life, make more money, or to lose weight.

But what about the things in life that light us up?  For some, that’s one in the same with what they get paid to do, but for others (i.e. most of us), we put our hobbies and passions on the back burner because we’re so busy with our jobs, families, or other adult responsibilities.  We relegate these to ‘someday’.

But, our passions are the things we need to make time for in our lives.  In fact, I don’t see why we shouldn’t also be making goals for those passions!

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PURPOSE: What to do When Your Career Isn't Enough

In America, our careers define us.  

Whether we’re making small talk at a party or on a first date, one of the first questions asked is ‘so, what do you do?’.  

What we do is part of our identity, but, unfortunately, for so many people, what they do for a living is not in alignment with their gifts, desires, and interests.

It’s not easy to find a job or land a career that meets that criteria because most of us haven’t spent the time to understand what we need in order to have a fulfilling job.

Also, for many people, they see work as just a means to an end: a paycheck, and if they’re lucky, good benefits.

Some people were lucky and embarked on a career they find rewarding. But, for many of us, we’re not so lucky.

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How Finding Your Purpose Gets You Unstuck

“What am I supposed to do with my life?”

Sounds like a question a 20-year-old college student would obsess over, right?

Maybe they do, but I doubt they lose any sleep over it the way someone with 20+ years of life experience post-college!

For most of us, we did what we were supposed to do, or what seemed like the best options for a successful life, at the time.  But, unfortunately, for many, it doesn’t turn out to be a path to a fulfilling and rewarding life.

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Purpose, Passion, and Callings: Finding Yours and Changing Your Life

Do you ever wonder why you’re here?  Or, how you’re supposed to make a difference in this world?  

You know you’re meant to be doing something worthy, something that contributes to society, something that allows you to go to sleep every night feeling good.  

Feeling meaningful.

Feeling fulfilled.

Ever felt like that?

If you have, trust me...you are not alone.

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Doing it Scared: The Secret to a Fulfilling Life

Guess what?  Everyone is afraid of something!

Even the most confident of folks out there battle their internal fears.  Most people, give into those fears and let them decide their actions for them.  But, for those that appear to be fearless, they aren’t:  they just feel the fear and do it scared.

Fear can come from many sources, but when it comes to going for what you want in life, the most common cause of fear is the unknown.  If you don’t know what’s going to happen or you’re entering into unchartered territories, it’s going to feel scary.

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11 Promises to Make to Love Yourself More

Here's the thing...you were never taught to love yourself.

Small children naturally love others.  You were likely taught how to treat and not treat others, especially those you love.  You were probably also taught to accept other people’s differences and not bully them or belittle them.

But, I'm betting no one ever took the time to teach you how to use those same principles to love yourself.

So, as an adult, you likely beat yourself up over minor things and magnify your imperfections.  The impact of this type of hypercritical scrutiny is self-sabotage and constant internal friction (i.e. stress).

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Life After Divorce: How to Trust Again

Divorce sucks.

No matter which side of the table you’re sitting on, getting over a divorce is not exactly a day at the beach.  But, with time, the crappy stuff starts to subside and the gold nuggets begin to emerge.

Navigating divorce is very much like peeling an onion: there are a lot of layers that have to come off to get to the good stuff (ok, so the center of an onion isn't any different than the exterior layers, but just go with here, okay?).  As the outer layers slough off, the inevitable tears make it harder to see what's happening.  But, you eventually get there, the tears subside, and things start to look (and smell!) a lot better.

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