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How to get over your fear of failure

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Over the years as a coach, I’ve heard hundreds of people’s deepest desires for their career and their life.

I’ve listened to stories of people not pursuing career changes, business ideas, cross-country moves, higher education, artistic pursuits, and so many other possibilities for years, sometimes decades of their lives.

Sometimes when I’m out at the grocery store, or at the gym, or out to dinner, I’ll look around and wonder, “How many of these people also have secret dreams and desires that they’re not acting on?”

I think it might break my heart to know the answer.

If you ask these people why they’re not going after something they deeply want, they’ll likely have quick …

How to feel more energized at work (& generally in life)

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I was sitting in a coffee shop the other day, doing some work on my laptop, sipping my after-lunch tea and enjoying the relative quiet, when a rush of people started flooding in all at once.

I looked up to see that my quiet little coffee shop, which had been practically empty just 10 minutes before, now was bustling with noise and had a line out the door.

I checked the time — yep, the 2pm coffee rush.

It got me thinking, what’s with the collective need for a caffeine boost mid-afternoon?

I’m sure there are many explanations for why so many of us hit that 2pm slump (not enough sleep, heavy lunches that make …