how to make your imposter syndrome work for you

How To Make Your Imposter Syndrome Work For You

This article was originally published on hermag.co. Every time I’m about to publish something, I hear this voice: “Are you sure you want to say that?” “Who gives you permission to say that?” I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going …

when doing what you love becomes a distraction

When Doing What You Love Becomes A Distraction

This is a continuation of my adventure in Portland. Last week I wrote about how I’ve been stripped of everything that I do that defines who I am. If you haven’t read it, click here. On that first day of going back to work, all I had was… work, which really made up only about 20% of my life. Everything …

Do you define yourself by being productive

Do You Define Yourself By Being Productive?

I’ve been traveling for the past 3 weeks, hanging out with my nephew in Seattle, chilling with college friends in Hood River, and finally settling in Portland for a few weeks to try out a different lifestyle. To be really honest, it hasn’t been a productive couple weeks for me. The lifestyle in general is way more relaxed than what …

How Goal Setting Can Set You Back

How Goal Setting Can Set You Back

At the beginning of this year, I set a business goal for myself. This was something that I had refused to do for years — why set goals that I can’t control? But it felt true this time, as a commitment to myself. I said it out loud that I’ll have a certain number of clients by the end of …

Creating the perfect experience in life

Creating the Perfect Experience in Life

I’ve tried to live the way society has told me to live – get good grades, get a good job, go for the American dream, and save for retirement. I checked all the right boxes and got everything I’ve ever wanted. But it felt nothing but suffocating – on the outside it was shiny and glamorous, on the inside it …

Being Authentic Why You Should Care

Being Authentic: Why You Should Care?

I’m playing with the idea of what’s the point of being authentic this week. Why do we even want that? When we lose ourselves, it’s easy to extrapolate everything else we lose. We lose the meaning in life, we don’t get what we want, we aren’t happy, and we aren’t living the life that we are meant to live. This …