What’d you get up to this week, friends? Besides losing your mind over current events? I had lunch dates, got ready to open the live version of Make It Stick Habit School (!!!), and now I’m taking a three-day weekend at a cabin in Wisconsin for a friend’s birthday. Hiking! Kayaking! Reading by the fire!
How was your week, friends? I pho-ed with friends, celebrated some big accomplishments at The Lexington, and generally puttered around and nested because it was dark, cold, and rainy and that’s what you do in that weather!
I also started getting ready for the live version of Make It Stick Habit School which will start October 15th! If you want to get your habits on lock before we dive into the pandemonium of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, this is your chance. And because it’s live, you get weekly accountability check-ins, a private Facebook group, and live Q & As!
How was your week, friends? I just wrapped up a six-day road trip and a few days in Winnipeg for my yearly Mastermind retreat. So fun! So highly recommended! And it’s basically free because it’s just me + a bunch of internet buddies talking online business – no five-figure membership fees!
If you’d like to DIY your own Mastermind retreat, here’s how we did it. And I got so many DMs about Airbnb I stayed at in Winnipeg! This is it and, yes, that rooftop terrace was amazing. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking!
What you get up to this week, friends? I caught up with friends, got a hair cut, and am gearing up for a roadtrip up to Winnipeg for my yearly mastermind retreat. You can follow along with all my travel adventures here or DIY your own creative mastermind with these tips!
How was your week, friends? We were in Vermont for my birthday/our anniversary (it’s exactly as wholesome and picturesque as you’d think it is). This weekend we took the boys to a midnight showing of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at The Riverview and helped our friends warm their new house.
What’d you get up to this week, friends? I workedworkedworked because on Thursday we left for five days in Vermont to celebrate my birthday/our anniversary. OBVIOUSLY we’re doing the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour!
Links for you!
When I showed off our incredibly cute Vermont Airbnb on IG stories, a lot of you wanted to know the listing. It’s The Benthill Schoolhouse and it is a-dor-a-ble. We pretty much exclusively use Airbnb when we travel and can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’ve never used it before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking!
I’ve spent the last week and a half NOT grocery shopping, to empty our fridge for our trip to Vermont. I turned it into a #nogrocerychallenge and documented all the meals I made on IG stories. AND IT WAS SO FUN! You can see all the before-and-afters of my meals here.
This profile of former president Jimmy Carter was so lovely and inspiring. It sort of made me weepy? Carter is the only president in the modern era to return full-time to the house he lived in before he entered politics — a two-bedroom rancher assessed at $167,000, less than the value of the armored Secret Service vehicles parked outside.
Ex-presidents often fly on private jets, sometimes lent by wealthy friends, but the Carters fly commercial. Stuckey says that on a recent flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Carter walked up and down the aisle greeting other passengers and taking selfies.
I was on the Pimp Your Brilliance podcast this week talking about building habits that will support your business! Listen here.
I loved Laura’s article on consciously building yourself and drawing a map of the person you want to be. Actively searching out influences for my fashion, my career, my choices of pasta – it doesn’t dilute who I am. In seeking out inspiration from others I’m not a sell-out or shallow. I’d argue the opposite. I find pieces of myself in others, and in making them a part of my family tree, they are, indeed, a map. They are a map towards my truest and most best self. Being inspired by others makes me more… me.
If you’ve ever been told that you’re lazy or beaten yourself up because you keep missing deadlines, you need to read this: Laziness Does Not Exist. For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about what the first steps of the task are. Not laziness. In fact, procrastination is more likely when the task is meaningful and the individual cares about doing it well.
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