Livelihood: The Complete Collection

your purpose

Two questions on purpose

I was listening to Chase Jarvis on his podcast the other morning while out for my walk. He was talking about creativity and entrepreneurship, but for me he distilled down a whole lot of thinking around career, passion pursuits and purpose into these two questions: What do you care about? How can you become masterful

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PhD I didn't need

The PhD I didn’t need

I was in Philadelphia with my PhD Professor, about to discuss the fourth version of my dissertation outline. As I tentatively held my breath waiting for her comments, she looked at me with a stern kindness. “Megan, this is a very good dissertation outline. Your early research is sound. You can absolutely write this paper

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meaning of success

Is this success?

How do you define success? In this very moment, considering your work and career, would you call yourself successful? Whether you answered yes or no, what were the measurements that you used? What’s on your checklist for how successful you deem yourself to be? Many of us are striving for success and yet we don’t

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Follow the breadcrumbs

Follow the breadcrumbs

A decade before I wrote my first book, I was walking around the streets of New York. I’d gotten lost in the back streets of SOHO and was meandering along my way when I came across a big bookstore. In the large window display was a range of books on how to be a non-fiction

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redefine-whats-beautiful

Redefine what’s beautiful

Beauty has always been an interesting topic for me, and I know I’m not alone. I was 13 when I received my first real makeup kit. I’d been having makeup applied since I was three, as I was a dancer and on stage from a young age. But this was special. It was mine. I

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start a business

Want to quit your job and start a business? Read this first.

So many women are ready for something else. They’re ready to step into their own business. They’re ready to go into a business partnership. They want to go and write a book, do more study, or they have been dreaming for a very long time (like I was) about what’s next. I see a lot

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