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Changing Focus with Growth with Jay Grandin

Jay Grandin is a founding partner of GiantAnt— a film and animation studio.  He didn’t set out to start a company.  He didn’t even plan to pursue film and animation.  But one thing lead to another and a quirky thing he did with his girlfriend eventually become a business and career. Jay’s story has many twists and turns that resonated with me, from the uncertainty…

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Money, Debt, & Identity with Cait Flanders

When Cait Flanders decided to stop spending money for a year, everything changed.  What started as a personal experiment with money, turned into a transformational journey and ultimately a book deal. Today on the podcast, I dig into that experience with Cait, along with things like money, debt, and how important it is to define success for yourself, your work, and especially your money. I…

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Let Your Heartbreak Guide You with Shawn Askinosie

Chocolatier, Lawyer, and Monk.  These are distinct and separate roles and titles, some of which Shawn has held in the past and holds now. Shawn is the founder of Askinosie chocolate, a chocolate factory that practices direct trade, profit sharing with farmers, as well as a variety of social endeavors. He is also the author of a fantastic book called, Meaningful Work: A Quest to…

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Goal Setting Tips

I like goals.  I like having a direction to focus on and pursue.  If you’re thinking about your own goals this year, I’d like to offer a few tips.  If you’re not, now is as good of a time as any to start. Goal Setting Tips 1) Start with review I’ve written before about the importance of looking back, but it bears repeating: you can’t…

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The Gratitude Challenge

At the time of this writing, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US.  It’s a time of year that’s usually filled with family, food, and (American) football. It rarely has much to do with the name, “Thanksgiving”. I think we should change that; because cultivating gratitude can change your life in profound ways. So here’s a simple challenge: – Set a timer for 5 minutes. – Ask yourself:…

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