The 9 Things I Did to Quit My Job & Become an Entrepreneur

The 9 Things I Did to Quit My Job & Become an Entrepreneur

It was 2007.

I was an Account Manager for a startup-ish company (read: cool downtown office, lots of young people, OK to wear your pajamas to work) that seemed like the perfect match on paper. Unfortunately, it came with a verbally abusive boss that left me psychosomatic. My breaking point was having to run off a rush hour train to dry heave into a trash can at one of the busiest NYC subway platforms…and feeling fine once I knew I couldn’t go into work that day.

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It’s my birthday! Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

It's My Birthday! Make me an offer I can't refuse.

Today is my 38th birthday.

I can hardly believe it.

On one hand, I still feel like a teenager. On the other, I feel like a woman way past my years.

But one thing has always felt true, and nothing feels truer now:

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated. Years are meant to be cherished. Time is not meant to be wasted.

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2015 By the Numbers

Wanna check out my other YEAR by the numbers post? Here are the ones for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014!

In keeping the tradition alive (it seems that my January posts are all about tradition!), I bring you another infographic for my 2015 numbers. It makes the visual learner in me so happy, and I hope it helps you, too!

2015 by the numbers

Do you have any questions for me about these numbers?

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My Word of the Year for 2016

My 2016 Word of the Year

This has turned into an annual post for me. You can read about my words of 2015, 2014 and 2013 by clicking the respective links.

I wish my word of 2016 could be Essential. This book made an impression on me last year, and while I agree with its platform, it just feels too exclusive and limiting for a multi-passionate extrovert like me.

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My Best Advice on Making Your Dreams Actionable

My Best Advice for Making Your Dreams Actionable

In my 37 years, I remember so many times I put my dreams into action.

I remember putting up a show I wrote for my elementary school.

I remember getting chorus solos and leads in musicals.

I remember getting into NYU’s musical theater program at their Tisch School of the Arts, early admission. I remember being told they accepted 1 in 60 applicants.

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My Begrudging Life Lessons

My Begrudging Life Lessons

In November 2011, less than 2 months shy of my 34th birthday, I was diagnosed with boob cancer.

It sucked, obviously.

I was a year and a half into being a full-time coach, and it was thankfully going well. Luke had his eye on becoming a freelancer, and we were trying to have a baby. Y’know, normal things for a young family in their early-to-mid-30s.

Thankfully my Stage 2 diagnosis turned into a Stage 1,

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3 Pillars to Help You Find – and Follow – Your Dream Career

3 Pillars to Help You Find - and Follow - Your Dream Career

Ohmygoodness, I’ve been published on Elephant Journal!

(They’re the best over there. Don’t be shy about submitting something! I’ve been intimidated by it all year, but it was a really easy, fun and kind process.)

If you wanna hear how I found and followed my dream career – twice! – and the three truths/pillars/takeaways that helped most, click on over!

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2015 is halfway over! Here’s where my biz is at, what’s to come, & 4 ways to achieve your 2015 goals.

HOW is it July 14th already? How how how?

This year has simply flown by and I feel very firmly rooted in all that’s transpired and all that’s to come.

I haven’t done this before that I can remember, but I wanted to be transparent as to where I’m at with my 2015 goals at this halfway point. Hope that it’s an eye opener for you and inspires you to do your own recap based on your business or career goals!

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Fear of Failure? Remember This One Thing.

Fear of Failure? Remember this one thing.

On Sunday, I ran my first half-marathon: the MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women’s Half in Central Park.

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The only thing that matters right now…

The only thing that matters right now...

The only thing that matters right now is that we’re finalizing our daughter’s adoption today.

I thought about the different posts I could write, but none of them were met with any kind of enthusiasm or focus. So, I’m pushing them out a week to tell you the things that’re in my head.

I have to tell you that you can find yourself saying aloud,

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