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How to Use The Desire Map to Define Success on Your Own Terms

Last February I had a life-changing epiphany about defining success for myself. For a really long time, I believed that success involved being a professional, owning by own business, making six figures, having a family, and being able to balance everything with grace. I’m really good at achieving goals, so I was a professional (twice over, actually, being both an …

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What’s Your Why?

One of my favourite TED talks is Simon Sinek’s How Great Leaders Inspire Action. In fact, it’s one of the top 20 TED talks of all time. If you haven’t seen it, you can check out the video below.   His central idea – that “people don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it” – applies to leadership at …

How to Figure Out What You Really Want

It’s officially 2017. If you’re not raring to go, if you feel overwhelmed with everything you want to accomplish this year and aren’t sure where to start, if you know you want more for your life but don’t know how to proceed, then I have a solution for you: The Desire Map. The Desire Map is a book, yes, but it’s …

The 7 Best Personal Development Books I Read in 2016

You guys, I love reading novels. LOVE. I won’t kick the occasional biography or memoir out of my bed, either. Self-help books, though? I have stacks of them, but I often struggle to get through them, because they require greater attention than fiction does. And sometimes the ideas don’t really work for me, or the writing is laboured, or I …