Author Archives: Cara

About Cara

I'm a Breakthrough Coach and Creative Director On Demand. I'm also an idealist who has stopped trying to play it cool. I offer alignment, clarity, and unshakeable belief in yourself—and then I help you bring your vision to life with great sales copy and graphic design.

Transition complete

It looks like we’re all set up in the new digs. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please update your bookmarks: http://17000-days.com Also, make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff: subscribe by email or RSS! Glad … Continue reading

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We’re moving!

I love this blog, and I love interacting with the folks who read! I’ve been reading a lot lately about how to have a better blog, and pretty much everyone seems to say that you can reach more people on … Continue reading

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Life experiments: Living the dream(?)

What does your dream life look like? If money was no object, and you could live where you want, do what you want, and be what you want, what would that be? If you don’t know yet, set aside some … Continue reading

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The secret to a more interesting life

Amelia Earhart said “When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it.” And then Chris Guillebeau quoted her. When two of my heroes speak, I definitely take notice. Adventure is important and too often neglected in our lives. It’s … Continue reading

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How unhappiness works–and how to beat it

Pop quiz: only one question and it’s multiple choice. What would make me happy? a) winning the lottery b) my loved ones truly appreciating me c) a lifetime supply of chocolate d) my neocortex Happiness, and unhappiness, are actually pretty … Continue reading

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Get rid of clutter, lose weight, improve relationships: Surprising lessons from car manufacturing

What does car manufacturing have to do with relationships? Perspective. If you feel a need to control every step to make everything go right, that’s a hindrance to life, peace, and, surprisingly, manufacturing. Needing to control also causes the need … Continue reading

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The #1 stumbling block for smart people (and how everyone can avoid it)

A lot of people think intelligence, or innate talent, is responsible for success. It seems to make sense, right? But actually, that’s not quite true. It’s the people who keep growing that come up with the best ideas and are … Continue reading

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