As you’ve probably seen, I launched a career coaching program called Pathway to Your Purpose. I made a program webpage, a registration form, set the prices and dates, wrote blog posts, made social media flyers, did a Facebook Live and Linked everything In.
I pushed and pushed and pushed.
I got some comments, some interest, some people considering the program. Some encouragement but no registrations. I passed all of the deadlines and nothing. Nobody. A zero dollar launch.
Continue reading “So I guess I failed…”
When a friend comes to me because they’re upset about something I did, I want to say the right thing. So I think and think and analyze the facts. How can I take responsibility for what happened? How can I be mature about this situation? How can I address this in a way that makes my friend feel heard?
I am trying to be perfect. The perfect friend, daughter, sister, employee, partner. And so I want to say the perfect thing.
But I’m realizing, when I try to say the perfect thing, I sacrifice saying the true thing. And by focusing only on the other person’s experience, I give up myself.
Continue reading “I can’t be perfect anymore…”
Based on which articles I have loved and which ones have been viewed the most, I’ve curated the top five articles of 2016. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them!
Continue reading “Courage Compass: Most Popular Articles of 2016”
I sit in front of my computer screen. I stare at the blank word document. I check Facebook. I check my email. I scroll through twitter until I make my way to tweets I’ve already read.
I go back to the word document. My stomach sinks. Where do I start? How can I do this? My palms sweat. I go back to Facebook and watch a video of a cute hedgehog eating food that my friend has posted. I feel better. I look for more cute videos to watch.
Continue reading “Feeling like a Fraud”
“I don’t know how to answer. I wish there was something to reveal, some horrible secret about my childhood so we would have our explanation and they could feel sorry for me. I wish someone had hurt me so I could say, This is why. But I’ve never had an excuse for being me.”
-Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior
Glennon is standing in front of her parents trying to explain her bulimia and alcoholism. And when I read the words I feel the same way. I’ve never had an excuse for being me either.
I am not a bulimic or an alcoholic but I wish I had a way to explain my anxiety.
Continue reading “Life’s Messyness”
In 2016, I lay on the dance floor in excruciating pain. Why was this happening to me? What had I done wrong? Would I ever be pain free again?
Continue reading “Prioritizing Health”
I’ve gotten obsessed with cue cards recently, and so when my designer (who is also my sister) did this beautiful drawing of a heart for my website, I thought it would be fun to write down some of my thoughts on courage in a small and beautiful cue card format. Enjoy the beginning of our collection!
All illustrations by Alanna Bamber.
Continue reading “Courage Notes”