Girl Leaping Into Lake

Write the word “ready” down on a piece of paper.

Do it now. I’ll wait.

Now take your pen and draw a line through it.


You need to know that the word “ready” is not your friend.

Eliminate this word from your vocabulary.

Because real life is not like school.

In school you study (the more the better) to get a good grade.

In REAL life … You need to stop studying.

Stop “reading up” on the subject. (You’re stalling.)

Life is NOT an intellectual exercise. [Tweet that]

The longer you make it one, the more time you lose.

Do it.

In REAL life… You need to get a bad grade.

Nobody actually gets it right on the first try.

If you think you’re supposed to, you’ve missed the point.

Get your ass out there and get an F.

Yes, I mean fail.

Then do it again.

You’ll get a D or a C the next time (if you stick around long enough to learn something.)

You will NEVER be ready.

Stop waiting for that day.


(You’ll learn a hell of a lot more than you did in school.)

Please tell me: What will you do today, ready or not?


[Interview] with Sherold Barr

by Amy on July 16, 2014

I had such a fun conversation with Mark Butler of YNAB during the last interview, that I decided to keep talking about money! It’s one of my favorite topics anyway ;-)

So I invited Sherold Barr, Creator of Smart Women Make Money to join me for a candid convo about all things money mindset.


Are you ready for a money mindset makeover?

If you’re ready to give up money drama + remove your money blocks,
don’t miss Sherold’s free call on Friday, July 18 @ noon PT / 3 pm ET. You can sign up here.

And don’t miss the giveaway!

Sherold is offering a private 30-minute money coaching session to one lucky winner who shares in the comments section.

The giveaway question for the tribe: How do your money fears affect your business (and life)?

Can’t wait to read your thoughts!

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How to Grow Rhino Skin (What Every Successful Woman Needs to Know)

July 9, 2014

Guest Post by Ann Marie Griffin I’m astounded at how much I’ve forgotten! Last week, I bumped into a former colleague who remembered every great achievement during the years we worked together. It was like he had it on total instant recall… it took me a full day to jog memories of those “good old […]

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The Thing that Nobody Wants to Talk About

June 24, 2014

When I was in high school I wanted to run for Student Body President. Probably for the wrong reasons (cough. Approval Addict!) But whatever… The problem was that Nate Aina was running. Nate was the nicest, most popular guy in school. Everyone (EVERYONE) loved him. So even though I wanted to run for Student Body […]

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[Interview] with Mark Butler of YNAB

June 19, 2014

I’m in love with the budgeting software You Need A Budget (YNAB). Since I started using it in October miracles – MIRACLES – have ensued. Like I completely wiped out my debt and haven’t put a single new thing on credit that I haven’t paid off the same month! Then I hired YNAB coach Mark […]

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Social proof sucks until you have it

June 16, 2014

I’m a student of marketing so I know about “social proof”… / Social Proof / The positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something. The fact is people find you more believable and trustworthy when other people say nice things about you. Doh! (This sends me right down the Approval bunny […]

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The Gift of Being Bad at Just About Everything

June 10, 2014

Sports were a big deal in my family.  A card carrying approval addict even then, I played them all. In summer it was softball (second base). Each time somebody was up to bat I would secretly plead with God, “please Lord DO NOT let her hit that ball to me. Please, please, please, please, pleeeeaassssse….. […]

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Ever Feel Like an Outsider?

June 5, 2014

Do you ever feel like an outsider? I remember when I lived in Southern Kyushu on the tip of Japan… I might as well have had green skin! But I still feel like an outsider in certain circles. The truth is being on the outside looking in can be terrifying (take it from a former […]

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8 Things I Learned From Not Drinking for Six Months

May 28, 2014

(Yes, I’m actually having fun!) You may recall from this post that my relationship with booze was becoming a problem… It’s been almost 7 months since I’ve had a drink and here are a few things I’ve learned so far: 1. Who Knew Boring Could Be So Excruciating? Worse than guilt, fear or gas, I […]

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Important Public Service Announcement: Hard Work is a Waste of Time

May 14, 2014

I nailed a toe stand this morning… My 3 year old captured it on camera. Impressive since getting this shot was a little like trying to snap a group photo of 3 kids on Easter Sunday. In the old days I would run five miles at a time or hit the gym for a near […]

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