How To Stop Your Quest to Be More

How To Stop Your Quest to Be More

Highs and lows. Ebbs and flows. Comfort and discomfort. Ease and challenge.

No matter who you are, what you do, or where you are, this is the reality of life.

Over the past month, I’ve been speaking with (and primarily listening to) a variety of architects:

  • individuals who aspire to run their own practice
  • individuals who run their own practice
  • and individuals who help others improve their practices

They have all been incredibly open, honest, and raw in sharing their struggles, challenges, and triumphs.

And they all are striving to be better and do more in order to reach that pinnacle of success.

But what if we have all that we need, right here, right now?

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Do you really focus on your value?

Do you really focus on your value?

“My time is valuable.”

We can all agree that our time is important to us.

Our time is worth money.

Our time is imprinted consciously or subconsciously with the principles we stand for in life.

Each of us wants to make the most of the time we have.

But do you know how you actually use your time?

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How to Achieve True Personal Growth

How to Achieve True Personal Growth

You know the feeling when you become completely entrenched in a book?

You deeply feel the words on the page. You begin to act it out in your head. It’s on your mind all the time.

I find it all too easy to embody what I’m reading and learning in a book. It’s a way that I process the new information, filter what sticks, and find missing pieces that I need to make it feel complete.

This typically happens with really juicy stories, like Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Year of Yes, and inspiring business books, like The Business Solution to Poverty and Clay, Water, Brick.

One current read has had an unanticipated effect on me.

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The Surprising Discovery I Made By Going Offline for 6 Days

The Surprising Discovery I Made By Going Offline for 6 Days

Wednesday last week was the first time I officially shut down my office.

We had booked a 5-day holiday to southern Portugal where I was desperately seeking to disconnect, unwind, and relax.

But I also had on my mind to check email once or twice a day; publish my blog post on the regularly scheduled Thursday; and post photos on Instagram.

Sound familiar?

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Why You Need to Share Authentic Stories to Do Your Best Work

Why You Need to Share Authentic Stories to Do Your Best Work

If you feel drowned in marketing, blogging, and social media, return to your story.

As public school teacher turned content strategist, M. Shannon Hernandez has been teaching people of all ages reading and writing for 20 years. “People love stories,” she remarked during our conversation on communicating with authenticity, ease and joy.

Stories are the starting block for connecting to one another – whether it’s a friend on the playground or a dream client in a meeting. This is exactly Shannon’s focus when supporting leaders who want to create thriving businesses.

Through her work with hundreds of adults and children, she knows how to make communications and marketing fun and joyful.

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