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I Keep a Dopamine Notebook to Capture and Put Distracted Thoughts into Paper Jail

"Dopamine itself is not the reward, it is the build-up to the reward". – Andrew Huberman

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How ADD flipped upside down in my head, and became a superpower

I wanted to share what flipped in my head around being ADD.

How ADD flipped upside down in my head, and became a superpower
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So you want to be creative? Excitement is the missing ingredient

If I'm not excited or energized, I can't do something. You can call it a flaw, something I need to work through or work on, something I should get past, but I'm not sure I can. And yes, I've read Pressfield's "The War of Art."   "Excitement is for amateurs." "You

So you want to be creative? Excitement is the missing ingredient
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It's not about better productivity, it's about better boundaries

I think we have an epidemic of working while feeling like we aren't getting anything accomplished. One of the biggest anxieties I see in myself and my clients is the desire to be further along, faster. Feeling low-level anxiety? Feeling behind? Always thinking about the future and trying to problem

It's not about better productivity, it's about better boundaries
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What keeps a great partnership going?

This week both clients of mine and I are all speaking with potential partners for their businesses. These can be loose affiliate-type partnerships or deeper, long-lasting partner decisions. Partnerships are a bit like new romantic relationships, and many of them don't work out in the long run. I see plenty

What keeps a great partnership going?
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Today's terms (Consulting and business)

Not everyone in your company uses and interprets language the same, and that causes issues. I remember this was a continual problem in trying to get on the same page with my team at Death to Stock. Miscommunications would persist until finally, we realized we were speaking about different things

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Squarespace's new updates

After using Super.so for my personal coaching website, I'm moving over to Squarespace. It's funny, way back when I got started I was all about Squarespace. This is like, 2012 or so, so it was really early days. Having a "no-code" builder at that time was epic. I built

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Making the "Good Will" Leap

One thing that really surprised me when I was talking with a client of mine is remembering how we met. It turns out we met because I had offered to help him out with some no-code stuff around databases. Which is funny, because I don't think about myself as savvy

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Wearing a bigger hat

When you put yourself into a role like "coach" "parent" or "student" you identify as that role. Picture yourself wearing a hat where that is written across the front. Because of that identification, we look at the world from that role. The student can't possibly start a business because, after

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The answer to "What do you want?"

Everything beyond our basic needs is a want. If you have made a non-essential purchase in the last month, it was a want. If there is a cheaper car, phone, item of clothing, or meal you could have purchased, you chose to buy what you wanted, not needed. The absolute

The answer to "What do you want?"