Life Lessons

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Today, I stand before you, the author of a beautiful book … that almost didn’t happen. One bewildering night, last September, I realized: I might have to call the whole thing off. In that heartbreaking moment, the entire project flashed before my eyes. The months of work my team and I had poured into the manuscript. The years I’d dreamt of being an author. My book, my reputation, my methodology, my life’s work. It was all on the line. And…

September 12, 2016
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The hardwood floor cradled my body as it curled into itself. I could see the night lights of Chicago reflected in the varnish, glittering and strobing, as a cool breeze billowed through soft curtains. I was 23 years old, and I had just learned something that utterly blew my mind. It would forever change the course of my life. In some ways, it saved my life. I rocked my body softly. Waves of grief moved through me (how could I…

July 27, 2016
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Loving warning: This a BEAST of an article. It’s long. It’s a long time coming. And it’s bursting at the margins with lessons for consumers, entrepreneurs, and all of us interested in deep money work. Because after keeping mum for years, it’s finally time for me to speak up about some behind-the-scenes drama — and make a public declaration. (Or five.) Holding onto your cowgirl hat? Here we go … About twice a year, my team and I face a…

May 10, 2016
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