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Why Seeking Validation Is Crippling You

While making assumptions is one of the fastest ways to allowing negative beliefs take over your mind, there’s another culprit at play. It’s one of the leading causes of personal failure and fear in the world. Let’s just call it the need for validation. Or the need of someone else’s favorable opinion. Needing something from …

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Why Assumptions Are Negative Beliefs In Disguise

It’s annoying when people say, “If you make assumptions, you make an ass out of you and me,” isn’t it? Duh dude. I’ve heard that before. But I’m learning that the analogy is a lot more potent than we often want to recognize. Which leads to a different kind of realization if you think about …

Why Your Holiday Season Doesn’t Have To Suck This Year

Every year around the holiday season, there’s a mood in the air. Can you feel it? For some it’s the mood of peace and cheer. But not for everyone. For others, there’s a dread and anxiousness. What is it that you feel?   Ho-hum or Ba-Humbug holiday spirit We all have our own reasons for …

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How To Defeat Your Inner Critic With One 4-Word Phrase

Recently I shared with you how overwhelm and anxiety take away from your work, your health, and ultimately your growth. After posting this blog article, several folks reached out to me for help in this overcoming this capacity. If you thought about it, but decided not to (for whatever reason), let me extend my continued …

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How To Keep Anxiety & Overwhelm Away Today

When stress never seems to end, work deadlines feel like an assassin stalking you every day. How will you keep up? Add to this the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm that there are never enough minutes to do all you need to do. Or take care of everyone expecting you to serve them. You keep …

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How To Use Your Creativity To Empower Others

Whether you consider yourself a world-renowned artist or visionary, you have the capability to empower & change lives for the good every day. It’s your choice. Do you get up every day determined to use your creative superpowers to make a positive impact? Or do you wake up and after hitting the snooze button ten …

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Why Cold Pitch Emails Are The Bane Of Your Marketing & Don’t Work At All

I’ve got some tough love to give you. Being good at relationship building is about being genuine and not ruining connection opportunities. Here’s the hard truth: cold email pitches are absolute shit. If you’ve sent one in the past week (or even the past year), stop it. Right now! Are you frustrated with trying to …

Timothy Palmer’s Curious Philosophy On Pt 2 Of DIY Artist Route Interview

In the 2nd part of our conversation with indie musician Timothy Palmer, we pick up where we left off in the previous episode of The DIY Artist Route Podcast (listen to past episodes and the podcast archive here) Curiosity and questions are the driving force behind some of the best creations on earth. What drives …

True Success Occurs In Growing Your Roladex Garden

What if I told you that the real secrets to business growth, building a brand, growing an audience, and true success had more to do with farming than anything else? What if building a bond with someone while using your roladex could lead to real growth? All the focus on viral marketing or social media …

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The Power Of Love & Creativity With Timothy Palmer On Pt. 1 Of Podcast

You’ve heard his music, even if you think you haven’t. Timothy Palmer has been Tryin‘ to help you us all navigate the journey of the creative entrepreneur and musician for years. His song (by that same name, Tryin’) is the theme song to the DIY Artist Route Podcast, a brilliant track found on the critically …