To succeed in life, people normally ask “what’s in it for me.” But the most successful people I know aren’t takers — they’re givers. And when I tried to follow their lead, I discovered an amazing trick:
Stop keeping score.
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I waited way too long to start blogging. And that just might be one of the biggest regrets of my life.
I often tell my sister Marissa who to my amazement has been able to maintain a regular blogging discipline while going to college, that she is way ahead of where I was 10 years ago.
I am a writer. It’s what I do. But the truth is I didn’t learn this truth about myself and then go do it. Confidence came slowly and awkwardly. The epiphany didn’t precede action; it followed it.
I love writing, not just because it’s my job, but because it’s a tool to help you better understand yourself. Sharing my thoughts on this blog helped me understand that writing isn’t just something I do; it’s who I am.
Inevitably in life, a certain level of success will mean embracing the necessity of saying no. I think we all know this. But when and to what do we get to say yes? That’s what we cover in this week’s podcast.
In this episode of The Portfolio Life, best-selling woman’s author Lysa Terkeurst shares with me her story of learning to say no and how it led to her eventually getting to say “yes” to the best things.
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