Spinning Hot Mess


The word RIGHT has been popping up everywhere lately.

When I was writing copy, I needed the right word for a short title. When I was researching a few website platforms, I wanted to find the right platform. Even last weekend, I wanted to hit the right Starbucks at the right time with the right people.

After much soul searching, I made two self-discoveries around this issue: 1) Right to me is a clear feeling I get in my stomach, and 2) Because I feel meant to do my work, I take my work seriously. And that’s why when this mindset takes over, I get tangled up in a hot mess of spinning.

If you write, speak, design, or create, remember, look for enough right to match your sense of what you want, but end looking when you get too over-right.

P.S. Did I pick the right picture for this blog post?

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Misery vs. Mystery


I sat next to a woman who owned her own software company while on a long, 5-hour flight to Hawaii. We ended up chatting about something that was really bothering her. It seems she was upset and confused about her future. After listening to her explain her concerns, I simply asked her, “Do you feel misery or mystery?”

She was a bit taken back by my question. In fact — the moment I asked her that question — I can honestly say she immediately looked miserable. She said, “That’s it! The mystery of my future is making me absolutely miserable.” Bingo!

How about you? What is making you miserable? Not knowing? Unrealized potential? Lack? All of these things can create misery for sure, but, I want you to consider taking the misery out of them. To put it another way, mystery precedes ‘knowing’. So, here’s how to gain ‘knowing’:

3 Steps to Gain a ‘Knowing’:

  1. Make a conscious decision (thought) to bring into your life what your want.

  2. Move that thought from “out there” (subconscious), to “in here” (consciousness).

  3. Recognize that you manifested what you wanted, and can now move forward.

Please note: I understand that those three steps sound easy peasy, but they’re not. Not by a long shot. But, please remember this…’knowing’ never happens if you don’t believe in what you know.

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