A Simple Guide to Risk-Taking

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Would you consider yourself a risk-taker?

If you had asked me that question ten years ago, my answer would have been a resounding “no!”

I was too invested in the status quo, plus I had young children. I didn't want to do anything that might disrupt them. (A very convenient excuse, wouldn't you say?)

But in truth, I was simply afraid of risk.

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How to Live Your Passion Without Giving Up Your Day Job

I spent many years (most of my adult life)  without knowing or living my life passion. But over the last few years, I've found it and I'm living it.

I can say without a doubt that finding and living your life passion makes a huge positive difference in your quality of life.

I'm sure if you survey other people who live with passion, you will hear the same thing.

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Your Hidden Abilities and Why You Need to Find Them

When I was 40, I went through a phase during which I feared all of my creativity had been sapped.

I was in the thick of child-rearing and running a home, with all that this time of life entails. Most of my time was spent driving kids to activities, volunteering at their schools, cleaning up messes, and preparing meals that usually involved the words “nugget” or “roll-up.”

Although it was rewarding watching my children grow and thrive, I had no outlet for self-expression or creativity. In fact, I thought I had no creativity.

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Can You Really Make a Living Doing What You Love?

In my last post, I posed the question, “Do you really need passion and purpose?”

I think the answer is clearly “no,” you don't need them. Most of the people in the world don't live with passion and purpose. But I can personally attest to the fact that passion and purpose make life infinitely better.

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Do You Really Need Passion and Purpose?

The short answer is no.

You can get along just fine without a passion or purpose in life. In fact, most people do. Most people are reactors in life. Most people do about what's expected (or less) and wait to respond to whatever is coming at them.

For me, the more important question is, “Do you really want a life without passion and purpose?”

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How to Make Big, Bold, Wildly Exciting Things Happen in Your Life

You're going to think this is a weird way to begin this article when you read what I write next, but bear with me. You'll see the relevance shortly.

Sometimes in the morning when I'm taking a shower, and it's cold in the house, I can stand under the warm water forever.

It feels so good and relaxing that I want to linger there, just enjoying the warm comfort of it.

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Personality Type: How It Impacts 3 Key Areas of Your Life

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Do you know your personality type based on the Myers-Briggs personality assessment?

If not, this is a tremendously beneficial tool in helping you understand yourself, your motivations and behavior, and how you interact with the people around you.

And knowing the personality types of the people close to you is extremely helpful in understanding them and how you can best relate to them.

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