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Her anxiety was more than just a pain in the ass

The job had been dropped in her lap accidentally. She was sure of it.

Muddling through her new position as Director of Client Relations, Rachael waited to be found out for the fraud she was.

Her anxiety ripped into high gear. It was hard to sleep –

But sleep was all she wanted to do....

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What fresh hell is next – and when will I get a damn BREAK?

Every night I’m eating chips. I’m not even hungry! Why am I doing this?

I just want to stop drinking at night. But every night, I’m pouring myself a glass.

I’m snapping at my kids. I hate myself – and I think they hate me.

I’m embarrassed that I know the UPS...

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Unfortunately, I dreamed of being RICH RICH RICH!

It’s 1959 & your husband has unexpectedly died. You have two sons – 9 & 12.

Being a single woman in 1959, you don’t have an education or many options.

You go to work doing the only work you think you’re qualified for: cleaning at a local nursing home.

This is my...

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My family went on vacation without me – and it was friggin’ GREAT!

Maybe at the beginning of COVID quarantine you began to love the scaling back of ‘shit to do’.

The “doing less”…

Maybe there was more quiet in your life…

I’m not gonna bullshit you & say everything’s been COVID-hunky dory over here in...

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Not Being Seen Is Holding You Back

The doctor shrugged at me. I’d just turned 40, and shit was starting to go south.

Not sleeping. Weight gain. ZERO libido. Exhaustion.

He shrugged and said, “Well. You’re 40. That’s what it’s like.”

THAT’S WHAT IT’S LIKE?

THAT’s IT?

What the...

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When you’re clueless about what makes you special

I’ve told you about my $250,000 Ph.D. in business, right?

It was exquisitely personalized – teaching me business from the inside out –

which is why it cost so much.

I paid for it with a $25K upfront investment, no salary draw, & plenty of sweat equity.

Take that part about...

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How to make your offer sound special

Before COVID, I had an unwavering commitment to my eyelash extensions – like, maybe more serious than to my marriage. ;)

But now, I don’t wanna go back to them – because of both time & money. So I need a good mascara.

Which one, tho? I’m ridiculously lazy about...

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No one was expecting that superpower

I hit a nerve last week.

MANY readers sent thank you messages after my post because I talked about how we’re not failures because…

*THIS* job wasn’t “it” … And *NOPE* - not that thing wasn’t it either… AND also

*OMG* I spent money on this...

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My 13-year-old Mansplained how “You wasted ALL that time, Mom.”

Jack sidled up next to me yesterday at the picnic table & checked out my screen so he could comment on what I was up to.

You need to know that my kiddo is 13, precocious, opinionated, and likes to sometimes Mansplain stuff to me.

My screen portrayed a slide deck in its infancy – and...

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Will anyone pay for this?

Two years ago, I thought I had a superpower.

But was it REALLY a superpower? I mean – this thing was soooo easy for me to do.

This speaks to a long-standing limiting belief deep inside my mind that for something to be VALUABLE –

(i.e. other people will pay for it)

it needs to feel...

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How to figure out what’s the right next thing to do

Have you ever spent looking endlessly at a white page, cursor blinking? That was me this weekend, thinking about what I wanted to talk about today.

I repeatedly asked myself, Do I trust myself to write this? Should I hit “publish”?

I did the digital version of crumpling up the yellow...

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I've made this much & I can make it again

We’d been on the phone for almost 2 hours -

I’d never done anything like this before, & frankly, I was scared, deep down.

Kweku Riverson, a coach who works with his wife Jessica, was explaining how their coaching program I was interested in worked.

It was exactly what I needed to...

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