What drives you to act?

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One of our worst traits can be perfectionism. Stymied by our desire to make sure that everything is perfect before doing something, the we are in danger of never moving forward because we don’t ACT.

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time online. In addition to time spent on my laptop and desktop, mobile apps, and Instagram, my facebook timeline, twitterfeeds and emails stream directly to my smartphone. I literally spend my entire day with thousands of your voices echoing in my stream of consciousness all day long.

Social media is my Read More…

Beach Notes: Starting the Day

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By Suzie Cheel and Des Walsh

Female lifeguard putting out the flags for the safety swim area at Kirra beach. Most lifeguards are male

Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

How to travel light (and why!)

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One of my favorite things I’ve found since moving to Chicago is that I get to see a lot of my friends as they travel through. My proximity to O’Hare gives me an ideal opportunity to connect with them as they pause through their journeys. Just yesterday, I had a chance to have lunch with a great guy who had reduced his belongings for his trip to fit into one good sized rucksack.

We talked a lot about Leo Babuta’s zenhabits blog and his focus on minimalism, and we also talked about how much more Read More…

How to change course when you’re out of control

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If you have one iota of entrepreneurial DNA in your body, you know this feeling well: what I refer to as the Roundy Roundies, or Where Do I Focus First?! Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Things are going South, fast. How to fix it?

“When you’re stuck in a spiral, to change all aspects of the spin, you need only to change one thing.” ~ Christina Baldwin

This is good to know, especially if you are mid-spin in your life right now. Most of us fall into this category, because life is change, and change involves chaos of some Read More…

How to do 2015

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Happy New Year!

This is not a roundup, best-of, lessons-learned post.

This is not about setting goals, making resolutions, or dieting.

This is just a simple reminder that there’s nothing magic about January 1.

So yes, come out of the gates today full of hope and energy, full of plans and fresh ideas.

And on March 13 or so, or when that starts to flag, remind yourself that any old day can be January 1. Get back up on the horse, go back and re-read your goals, dream board, marketing plan, business strategy, all the Read More…

What is the best gift you can’t wrap?

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Everything is a gift. Everything. Even the heartache and loss we may have all experienced at one time or another in our lives. What significant for me is the evolving awareness and acceptance of the nature and qualities of a gift.

As a child, Christmas was about asking. Tallying the number of presents under the tree, comparing your loot pile with the amounts your brother or sister may have. Shaking and wondering what could be inside the packages… the resigned knowledge that the gooshy one was socks and underwear.

In my house, Christmas was also all about rituals. Read More…

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