What If the Grass Really Could Be Greener on the Other Side?

Creating The Impossible, Relate

When I take a peak into your world, this is what I see: I see that you live on a patch of green, green grass. You’ve spent years watering this grass and it shows. You’re proud of how green this grass is and your comforted by the feel of it beneath your feet… it’s what you know. On the outskirts of your patch of grass, there’s a fence. The fence keeps stuff out. You started building this fence when you were young, plank by plank, experience by experience. It hides the world beyond… and it hides the parts of yourself that you’ve deemed unworthy of water and light. Life on...

A Reminder For When Life Feels Messy

Resilience

Your mind is scrambled eggs. It’s confused and messy and unsure of anything. Everything it’s ever known is being yanked up and challenged. What’s true or real? You’re yearning for solid ground to stand on, for the smoke to clear, for the hidden gem to shine through, but right now—you’re just a swirl of incoherent thoughts and feelings. It’s similar to what a seed must go through as it bursts beyond the confines of its bud and pushes through layers of darkness, unaware of where it is or what’s going to happen. Growth is a place where nothing makes sense. And sometimes, all you can do is make peace with...

What Would Become Possible if You Stopped Stopping?

Creating The Impossible, Personal Story

You’re either all the way on, completely off, or somewhere in the middle, revving up the momentum you lost from the last time you decided to stop. You’ve chosen greatness because greatness is who you are. And yeah—sometimes the journey gets tough and uncomfortable and like day fading into night, you want a break. You move from actively making your mark on the world back into yourself and the quiet stillness of an ordinary human life. You choose stillness because stillness is who you are too. The thing is though: Stillness will never be enough on its own. That’s because the other part of yourself—the part that’s here to lead...

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The Stuff That Will Turn Your Dreams to Reality

Creating The Impossible

The week before the new year is like a sacred sigh. It’s the culmination of celebration for what transpired and the {sometimes uncomfortable} realization of what didn’t. It’s a time to reflect on what you’re taking with you and what you’d like to let go of. It’s a time to envision what’s next. The week unfolds slow and fast, all at the same time. Possibility is palpable. You hold your breath, waiting for the first light of January when you can hit the ground running. The list of what you want to create is a mile long and there’s no time to waste before getting started. If you’re like me,...

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Read This When You’re Feeling Stuck.

Creating The Impossible, Inspiration

The world is falling down before you. Negative thoughts cloud your mind like thick fog curling around early morning. Your chest is heavy with feeling. Lead weight. It’s hard to breathe. It’s another one of those days/weeks/months where you can’t seem to catch a break. You work hard to create what you want and just when things start to happen, an unseen force yanks you back to where you don’t want to be. Now you feel stuck—like you’re treading water in the middle of a lake, the fog making it impossible to see the shore. You spend so much time here, searching for the shore {trying to fix feeling stuck}...

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The #1 Mindset Hack You Need to Make Your Dreams REAL Next Year

Creating The Impossible, Inspiration, Personal Story

Generating a list of what you want is easy. Making it real is a whole different story. How do you reconcile the two? I remember a particular day four years ago—October 1st, 2013 to be exact. It was the day the U.S. government was forced into shut down and as a result, all of the National Parks were closed until further notice. While this typically wouldn’t be an issue, that day—it was. You see, that was the exact day my best friend and I were leaving on an eight week road trip across the U.S. with the intention to camp and explore many of the National Parks. I was suffering...

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When Did You Stop Growing?

Creating The Impossible, Personal Story

If you only let in what “feels good,” are you shortchanging your growth? I used to be defensive as hell. I hated feedback. I hated reflections. {Even when people had permission to give them}. They made me cringe. They made me cry. I made them mean that I was “doing something wrong.” AKA: a major trigger for me. To protect myself, I was like water on canvas—I never let them sink in. In fact, I went to war. I was “RIGHT.” They were “WRONG.” And as a result, I defended exactly where I didn’t want to stay. That’s the thing with creating what feels impossible—the way you’re used to being...

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What If Awareness is Actually Keeping You Stuck?

Creating The Impossible

Awareness is awesome. Until it isn’t enough. You can rattle off your resistance and describe every inch of how you hold yourself back. You can paint a picture of your patterns and how they keep you stuck. Yet, for how well you see your shadow, you don’t know how to move beyond it to create what feels impossible. You’re stuck IN IT. And all you want is to be free of it. That’s because awareness doesn’t cut it. You have to USE IT. When you’re aware of how you’re blocked, you’re not actually blocked—you’re choosing to be. Where it looks like you have a problem, what if there’s simply a...

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4 Ways Expectations Are Killing Your Dreams & What to Do About It

Creating The Impossible

Expectations are the kill joy of your dreams. And they are as vital to you as the air that fills your lungs. Expectations are the stuff you use to construct your perfect world. They are the measurement of choice when it comes to deciding whether things are going right/wrong or good/bad. When things measure up, all is calm and great. When things don’t measure up, your world turns upside down. Anger, frustration, disappointment—they feed on the fantasy in your head, tearing it to shreds along with the last ounce of power you could have used to create what you actually want. That’s the thing with expectations—they steal your power away....

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6 Signs You’re On the Other Side of a Major Shift

Creating The Impossible, Inspiration

What happened? Not long ago, you were lit up by your work and your ideas. You were taking action and thriving. You were dreaming BIG and creating. And then, you weren’t. Excitement and possibility took a hard brake and you were catapulted into a black hole of exhaustion and smallness. Now you’re trying to find your way out because 1.) it’s uncomfortable and 2.) you know you’re meant for more. I totally get it. And actually, for how uncomfortable and confusing it is, you’re in the best place you can be. Even though you can’t see it yet, magic is afoot and pretty soon, you’re going to blast out of...