Spirit Animal Ant

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GIFTS: Unexpected strength. Teamwork. The magic of sharing a common goal. The power of numbers. Cooperation. Honoring individual contributions to the greater good. CHALLENGES: Getting lost in the crowd. Single-minded … Read More

Spirit Animal Leopard

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GIFTS: Adaptability. Speed balanced with strength. Wise competition. CHALLENGES: Paranoid isolationism. Greed. Being overly competitive or protective. Leopard is the smallest of the Panthera species (Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, and Leopard) … Read More

Spirit Animal Mouse

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GIFTS: Scrutiny. Quiet exploration. Seeing details. Creating order and organization. CHALLENGES: Nit-picking. Indecisive. No action. Can’t see the forest for the trees. Power from a mouse? Yes! Oh, what power … Read More

Why Are You Here?

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I see scores of people sharing articles, quotes and Facebook memes reminding you that your purpose for being alive is to serve other people.

The problem

My problem is that it’s not true. At least, it’s not true for everyone.

Fearless

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As human animals, fear is hardwired into our brains. Fear of the unknown, fear of the dark, fear of big snarling carnivores all helped our ancestors survive—and pass on their genes—in the African savannah. Fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of crowds can all continue to contribute to our survival even today.

6 Tips for Handling Embarrassment

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If you’ve been following my work on the 7 primary fears, you may remember that my primary fear is vulnerability, which translates into the fear of being criticized or ridiculed. When fear of vulnerability is your top primary fear, you end up with plenty of opportunities to make yourself vulnerable, to be criticized and to be ridiculed. It may seem ironic—the thing you most want to avoid is the thing that you attract.

My End Stinks, Too!—or, getting good at intuition

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There was a time, a long period of time, that I consciously closed off my intuition. Intuition traditionally isn’t valued in the world. It’s too often confused with emotion and irrationality. It may not be totally rational, but that doesn’t make intuition irrational in the negative sense of the word.

Eating Chocolate and Kissing Cats—or, What Makes YOU Happy?

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In my coaching business, I don’t offer a done-for-you system for being happy, for getting more clients or for making more money. Even my Fear Releasing Method™ isn’t completely done-for-you. It offers guided meditations and other suggested tools to release fear—but always with the suggestion that you ultimately do what works best for you.

Too Stressed for Success?

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Did you know that stress can sabotage your success? It’s a catch-22 really. You may be stressed because you’re not as successful as you want to be. But being stressed blocks you from the success you want. When you’re worried, anxious, restless and losing sleep, you’re not able to do your best work. Your thinking is foggy. You’re exhausted and drained. It’s no wonder success becomes so difficult.