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MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

An MVP philosophy, adopted from the field of software development, is the fastest way you’ll find your dream career. Why? Because taking consistent, imperfect action (a key element of the MVP philosophy) builds two elements of a fulfilling life: clarity and confidence.  The problem with your typical approach We often think we need to figure …

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3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

I’ve written before about the impact a negative mindset has on our results. Once you begin consistently noticing your mindset, you realize that you are not your thoughts. You’re an observer of those thoughts. This is a powerful distinction, because it lets The Real You take control of your life. You are not your thoughts. …

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A toolbox for creating lasting change with Anne Thompson

A toolbox for creating lasting change with Anne Thompson

What would a healing practitioner say about how to deal with our strange political environment? I recently met with Anne Thompson—founder of Healing Spirit and EarthOmaha.com—on the sunny patio of an Omaha coffee shop.  Also known as EcoAnnie, Anne uses her MS in Psychology; certifications in hypnotherapy, energy work, and yoga; and her own dramatic …

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The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

You want to change your results.  What you may not realize is that your thoughts cause your feelings, which in turn cause your actions and results. This is why questioning thoughts is foundational to my coaching and my life. Thoughts → Feelings → Behavior → Situation Our thoughts are EVERYTHING! Transition creates endlessly fearful thoughts …

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How to make quick decisions

How to make quick decisions

Do you make quick decisions? If you’re like most people, even though that in-between time is uncomfortable, you hang out! We often stay stuck because we’re afraid we’ll make the “wrong” decision. How can you make decisions more quickly? How do you know whether something is right for you? What’s the difference between an uncomfortable …

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Get more done (part 2): The habit that’s costing you hours every day

Get more done (part 2): The habit that’s costing you hours every day

We all know that task-switching hurts productivity. Every software engineering team I’ve ever worked with has debated how to minimize interruptions. And yet, we still let it happen. Perhaps because, even presented with data, we underestimate its full impact?  One study shows that it takes 25 minutes to get back on track after a task …

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Get more done (part 1): Stop wasting brain power

Get more done (part 1): Stop wasting brain power

Where to begin In this 3-part series, I’m going to share my most effective task management* tips so you can get more done in less time. Keep in mind that all of these practices assume you know your most important vision, decided on a strategy, and set measurable goals. *This is the thing you probably …

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Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Michelle Kaiser is a passionate entrepreneur and baker who owns The Omaha Bakery here in (you guessed it) Omaha, Nebraska. I recently interviewed Michelle about her career journey. Read on to learn how this joyful woman has found meaning in her work. This one’s a tear-jerker, folks! Meet: Michelle Kaiser Michelle has shiny auburn hair, …

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Anxiety almost ended my business

Anxiety almost ended my business

Everyone I know suffers from anxiety, depression, or both (including myself, at times.) Not usually in the my-best-friend-just-died sort of way, but because of something else: dirty emotional pain. What do I mean? Clean pain is a natural response to a stressful situation, like a physical injury or the death of a loved one. Once …

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