Onboarding

1. Pick one thing that terrifies you most.2. Work on it until you’re somewhat comfortable with it.3. Share what you’ve learned.4. Repeat. The more I think about it, the more it seems that Jed McKenna’s transformational process and onboarding on my project team are basically the same thing.

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Questions

What is true? What do I need to get honest about? What am I afraid of? What’s triggering me? What am I unwilling to feel? What am I unwilling to let go of? What am I not seeing here? What am I conflicted about? What am I clinging to? What am I? *** and the […]

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The art of doing nothing

Fold yourself in half. Don’t move. Let the gravity do the work for you. This doesn’t sound like much. But it’s actually quite a lot. When you hold one position like this for several minutes, a lot of tension and discomfort is going to come to surface. A thousand reasons to stop will immediately cross […]

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Reminder to self

I meant to write a long post, but got pulled into some fascinating chats on Twitter instead. I don’t regret having them, but they didn’t bring me any closer to solving the problems that are on my mind right now. Here’s a reminder that while it’s great to brainstorm ideas with others, finding the gem […]

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Going meta

There’s something very meta about creating and writing down the rules and metrics that will be used to evaluate myself and my teammates. I never had a chance to do that before. In my previous roles I either had a set of requirements set by my boss and their boss, or only a vague unspoken […]

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Jed McKenna’s books

I’m going to come back to Jed McKenna here many times. He blew my mind completely, but it was a journey through hell. I really wasn’t sure if I’d come out of this alive. What saved me was this blog, and my husband explaining what these books mean to me in one sentence. My husband […]

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Dream board

What’s the boldest dream that you can come up with? What would you like to experience? What do you want to create? In what ways would you like to grow? What physical objects would you like to see in your life? I meditated a bit on all of these questions, then created a collage of […]

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Rewrite your story daily

Think of the most honest thing you can possibly come up with. Write it down. Repeat. That’s it. That’s the whole thing. Jed McKenna calls it Spiritual Autolysis. Many Catholic and Sufi mystics have been working with this kind of process. I told my husband about it today for the first time. “So, kinda like […]

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The greatest gift

My family completely skipped Christmas presents this year. This was such a fantastic idea. Instead of buying random things and then pretending you love the random things someone else bought for you, we could all make the most of my favorite gift–spending time together in celebration. We didn’t have much time, it went by much […]

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