Posts in Mindset
How To Stay Positive After A Really Bad Day

When I graduated from high school, I was so excited to be done with memorizing things and regurgitating them onto tests. In my History class I remember having to memorize important dates and I swore I would never ever need to know this information again so it didn’t make sense why I needed to know it. (this was before emojis existed, but it was a total eyeroll emoji moment)

Well, I’m proving myself wrong today because it’s December 7th - a date which will live in infamy.

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How To Turn Boring Routines Into A Fun Game

This time last year I was interviewed for a research study at Columbia on grit and passion. One of the things we talked about was how I turned everyday routines into a game. My example was - commuting to work every morning. We get stuck on autopilot, take the same route every morning, and sometimes don’t even remember driving to work once we get there.

When I moved to NYC I decided that my morning commute would be the one time of the day that I didn’t make any decisions except to be present. The game was to go a different way every time, to follow the crosswalk signs, and to take pictures so I was looking up instead of down at my phone.

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How to Accept a Compliment

Have you heard the saying

"Stop stealing my thunder"?

I don't think I have heard it since high school, but those are some of the most impressionable years of our lives and they actually shape us into the people we are today.

Accusing someone of stealing your spotlight or thinking that there is not enough room for someone else to shine if you are shining means you are focusing on a lack of something. When you think about whether or not there are enough compliments to go around it sounds a little absurd, doesn't it?

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One Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Energy Levels Today

I know I have told you that the best way to plan your week is to figure out a time when your energy levels are high and that is when you will be able to absolutely slay. What I didn't tell you is that Wednesdays are my Mondays. It's like that in between where you're halfway into the week and there's no turning back, but not quite close enough to the weekend to be excited...yet! 

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Is Fear Holding You Back From Taking Action?

This weekend I got to celebrate the birth of a beautiful baby boy with my dear friends. Here he is, in a city of 8.4 million people, surrounded by love. We were asked at his baby shower to share a piece of advice that would later be given to him. My wish for him is that he always knows how much he is loved and always feels he is worthy of it because I know that as we get older and as we gain life experience we might forget those very things we are born with.

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Silence Your Inner Hater

We all have that little voice in our heads telling us we can't do something we really want to do. Maybe it comes from being a perfectionist, maybe it comes from feeling like we need to be an expert at something before we starting taking action. No matter what the reason "Why?" there is still no reason to be such a hater on your own life. Here's an excerpt from my latest workshop in my online community to help you break up with that chick.

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Top 3 Tips to Getting Unstuck

Sometimes it feels easier to stay stuck than it does to take the first step towards anything that requires us to change. We weigh the benefits and the risks in our minds and decide that the risk of putting ourselves out there is much greater than the benefit we could potentially receive. We minimize the benefit in our minds until it becomes a fraction of the great risk. Are we really doing ourselves a favor when we decide to stay stuck though? Think about it this way: is the benefit of staying stuck greater than the risk of never pursuing your dreams? I will be the first to admit that change is scary, but which one is scarier: staying stuck or trying to succeed? What is the best possible outcome of staying stuck? Perhaps it is that we find comfort in the things that we already know. In contrast, what is the best possible outcome of chasing our dreams? We might reach them and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. Now which risk are you willing to take?

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How to Bounce Back from Rock Bottom

Social media paints a picture of how wonderful and perfect everything is all the time. It has become a place to put our best foot forward and celebrate winning at life. It can be easy to think that the grass might be greener on the other side, but I promise you everyone has a story and striving for perfection is an unrealistic expectation. Now you might be thinking to yourself, "What does this girl know about struggling and rock bottom?" Well, I want to start by telling you about my rock bottom.

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