Author: ella

Why You Should Make Time For Self Refection (even if you hate doing it)

On a day to day basis, I have 2 close friends that I’m in an accountability group with, meaning Monday – Friday we check in every morning with our desired outcomes for the day, and then check back in at night to measure our progress, see if we did the tasks we set out to do, if not what got in our way, etc.   During the day we’ll keep each other on our toes by questioning one other on why we’re doing what we’re doing, if it actually has a tangible output (meaning money made, money saved or...

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Your Future Identity

Let’s be real for a minute here, I’m not a big fan of New Years Resolutions (like at all).   I think a lot of goal setting in general can be utterly useless.   My reasoning around this is that a lot of traditional goal setting is destined for failure. Most goals are set with the expectation that upon completion, they will result in happiness, fulfillment, feeling loved, fill the void, etc. In reality, that just hasn’t turned out to be the case for me.   I also notice the word ‘goals’ to be a bit of a loaded...

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9 Things I’m LOVING Right Now

With Christmas right around the corner I figured it was high time to share some of my absolute favourite finds that anybody will benefit from. Read on and click on the links to do your shopping in one fell swoop This started off as a post about 5 things I’m loving, however quickly expanded as I realized all the cool shit I’ve found lately. Guy or girl, friend or family these will all make KILLER gifts that they will love and use everyday.   Jabra Wireless Headphones Ok, these headphones are actually ridiculous. I love the look of them,...

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Why 7’s Could Be Ruining Your Life

I recently had the fortunate accident to connect with a successful CEO, and like I do all the time, I started asking a bunch of questions. If curiosity actually killed the cat I’d be long gone by now, so who cares about being shy? I love figuring shit out. When I asked him about the single factor that kept his company rocking well past the point where he could control everything, he said he chose to eliminate 7 out of the 1-10 scale. Umm…what? “When things got to the point where I couldn’t interview everyone as we were expanding,...

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Circle of Influence vs. Circle of Control – The Ultimate Showdown

DEALING WITH ANXIETY ABOUT THE FUTURE A MEMOIR (jokes)   Here’s an interesting scenario, I’m supposed to meet my mom for dinner in a couple of hours and I’m stressing because I have some things I need to get done first, I’m not sure if I have time for it all and I don’t want to bail on her. I also don’t want to go to dinner and be fidgety and on edge the whole time because I know I just have to come home to more work.   Well that’s a shitty mindset about a not so shitty...

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