Twelve Things I learned about Self-Activation This Year

This year has been an incredible year of stepping up and growing for me. I’ve hit many walls, … Continue Reading

The 6 Ways We Fail Ourselves

It’s December 16, 2008 and I’m at a ski lodge in the Southern Alps with my husband. We’re … Continue Reading

Why Choose Pain Over Fear

I catch myself doing it all the time. “Watch out you don’t fall.” “Be careful, you might hurt … Continue Reading

Five Signs You’re Doing What You Love, And Five Ways To Help You Discover It If You’re Not There Yet

I’ve come across many people, and students especially, who tell me that, in their search for a career … Continue Reading

The Only Step You Need to Take Right Now

I heard once that 90% of people want to write a book but in real life, less than … Continue Reading

What is Behind Our Not-Enoughness?

I was in India last week to deliver a talk on failure. My talk was the last one … Continue Reading

How to Cultivate an Obsession: Shelter the Spark

Do you guys remember Penelope Cruz’s role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona? She was the wild-eyed psychotic painter throwing … Continue Reading

What Fuels Creators?

I am pretty much unemployable – in the traditional sense. In fact, most fulfilled writers, creatives and entrepreneurs … Continue Reading

What It Takes To Be A Writer (Or Any Kind of Creator)

The Past My life as a writer started around the age of eight, when I wrote and illustrated … Continue Reading

Why Being Selfful is Important

Being ‘selfful’ is not like being ‘selfish’. First of all, there are no fish involved. And second of all, it … Continue Reading