In search of a mediocre, totally “meh” life? It’s super-easy. Here’s how to get one…
I am officially announcing my resignation from busy-ness, 24/7 hustle and being always plugged in and ushering in a new, singular purpose for this year and this blog.
A little while back, my father-in-law threw a surprise party for my mother-in-law’s birthday. It was meticulously planned. He left those of us on the party prep team a thorough list of to-dos to tackle while he distracted the birthday girl elsewhere. From which candles needed to be lit in which rooms to where to […]
(This is a kickass guest post by Shanna Mann.) I was really excited by the message of the now-defunct “Impossible League” (brainchild of Joel Runyon). Kicking the ass of the so-called impossible? Right on! Finally, a group of people who will really celebrate the hard stuff and what it means to overcome. That was […]
How we approach everything–even piddly, mundane tasks–influences how awesome our lives can be.
Living a truly “successful” life—the kind you’re glad to have—isn’t about being able to Do All The Things. It’s about being able to Do The Things That Matter.
Lately, any time that isn’t “billable” feels like wasted time to me.Color me obvious, but this doesn’t quite seem like what a lifestyle business is supposed to be like.
Think about the kind of person you aspire to be. What words come to mind? Patient? Kind? Loving? Kickass? What about super freakin’ busy ohmygod what day is it? No? O.k., then let’s imagine you’re setting your best friend up on a blind date with someone. How would you describe her to her potential soul […]
When I first started out as an entrepreneur in 2010, I wanted one thing: FREEDOM. I craved freedom like most girls crave shoes. Or carbs. I wanted freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted, where I wanted, and how I wanted. And I certainly wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. In fact, […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] If you’ve ever e-mailed me, there is probably a […]
Your dream won’t wait forever. So what are you going to do about that?
I had a dream last night that I was back at my old high school. These dreams usually revolve around it being the end of my senior year and me suddenly realizing I’ve completely forgotten to attend one of my classes, will inevitably fail, and my future will be ruined. (I have this dream approximately […]
Hello and warm welcome to those of you stopping by from Time Management Ninja! If you’re new to CCIQ and wondering what this thing is all about, might I suggest popping on over to Cordelian Philosophy 101? You can also check out some of my other productivity-related posts or browse the categories at right for […]
Today CCIQ returns with a special guest post by Eric Lunsford of Coffee & Warm Showers, which I had to have the instant I read it. Because it’s so urgently true, and a great way to kick things back off. There’s something about the snooze button that’s comforting. Your life is turned upside down […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] I’ve been struggling under a lot of overwhelm lately. […]
Holy freakin’ schmoley. The holidays are over, the New Year is here, and we’re all revved up to make it the best, most tail-kicking year we’ve had yet. And if you’re anything like me, you’re staring at your huge list of things you can’t wait to do/make/be this year, and you’re thinking: How in the […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Lately, I’ve been having some upsetting dreams. The kind […]
My previous Brazen Life post, What Are YOU Doing for Lunch?, generated some interesting comments along the lines of, “Lunch, what’s that?” and “I’m lucky to shove a sandwich into my face as I keep working.” So, I decided to write a responding post on why breaks and other moments to rest and recharge aren’t […]
Today’s Brazen Life post comes to you courtesy of my decade-plus (dear god) of experience as a personal/administrative/executive assistant. If I’ve learned anything from this illustrious line of work, it’s how to make things run as smoothly as possible, keep the chaos to a minimum, and make everyone’s lives easier. Nicely enough, this also translates […]
There’s something that refuses to give up and go away no matter how many times you ignore or postpone it. There’s a reason for that: It needs to be done.