Calculated Irresponsibility

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“An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time” – Chinese Proverb “If I could turn back time…then maybe maybe maybe…” – Cher I’m standing over the wash sink at my twin’s and my cafe, speeding through a mountain of dirty coffee mugs and breakfast dishes because we are running out and there is a steady stream of people waiting to order more food and coffee, when my cousin, Liz, […]

Bliss: The Key To Your Journey

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 “When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” Joseph Campbell, ( Campbell, Cousineau & Brown, 2003) Over the course of my work with clients and even in my own personal life, I’m continually reminded that when one follows their bliss, opportunities appear. Clients come to me when they are wrestling with […]

Starting-Over A Business: When to Relaunch, Pivot, Expand, or Close Up Shop

Danielle Mourning

You never think it will happen to you. One day, the business launch dust settles and inquiries drop off, customers stop returning, profits flatline, the press deems you yesterday’s news, or you run out of the enormous energy it takes to drive a business forward. Launching a business is like falling in love — the initial ecstasy of your idea blinds you to the realities of long-term commitment. In small […]

Change is on the Horizon

Bonsai at Longwood Gardens

Change can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in our lives, bringing new horizons and new opportunities. Yet many of us back away from change, stuck in fear that something may go horribly wrong. However, change is actually an opportunity for things to improve from where they are now. Things can actually change for the better. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how […]

December 2016: Embracing Change

Danielle Mourning

Until recently, I hated change. After a childhood filled with changing homes, schools, and cities, I stayed in my first post-college apartment for ten years — practically unheard of for a twentysomething in New York City. Adulthood brought the opportunity to make my own decisions, choose my own environments, and even create my own second family. I became so committed to everything staying the same, or at least within my […]

Please Refrain From Picking My Brain (Or, My Landlord Doesn’t Accept Lattes)

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As a strategist working with entrepreneurs, I get a request like this at least once a week: Hey Ciara! I have a launch/event/campaign coming up and I want to pick your brain on how to market it/get press/do everything. Can I take you out for coffee/lunch/a drink (on me!!!!!!) next week? xoxoxoxo – Person Ciara Met Once At Some Conference Three Years Ago “What a nice-sounding person!” you’re thinking. “I’m […]

I Hate That I Hate Volunteering

Michelle Hartney, Jenny

I’ve served thanksgiving dinner at homeless shelters. I’ve wrapped presents for poor kids at Christmas. I spent a summer in Costa Rica building houses. I’ve volunteered at various spots like that over the years here and there, but never consistently. I’ve always wanted to give back, but I’ll admit I’ve never really enjoyed the actual task of doing it, and I’ve always felt pretty crappy about that. Then, over the […]

Life and Career Design: Incorporating Your Personal Narrative

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Over the course of my coaching career, I’ve increasingly been impressed by the transformative power of narrative as business coaching tool. Having trained as an actor, and worked professionally, my training forced me to delve into my own narrative in order to understand my emotional, physical, and psychological life. As a business coach, my process has evolved over the years by drawing from a combination intuition, my actors toolkit and […]

How They Did It: Michael Perron, Fitness Star Turned Pastor

Michael Perron

Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi reunites with her former fitness colleague, Michael Perron, who is now Senior Pastor at Summit Life Church in Dallas. Michael shares his story from “Abs of Steel” to drug addiction and depression that nearly drove him […]