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“I’m Not Good Enough:” Shaming in Startups

Published in The Startup Couch, 01/20/2016 The fear that we’re not good enough. Researcher Brene Brown says shame is the most powerful “master” emotion. Shame is silent, but constant. It’s the founder’s kryptonite. Founders constantly deal with people. When persuading … Continue reading

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Hail to the Bootstrappers

Published at The Startup Couch, 10/27/15 Take Action I’ve been an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for a year and a half. And, I’m bootstrapping. That means, no funding except from what we generate for ourselves via sales and other activities. Choosing … Continue reading

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Finding clarity: On becoming vegetarian (Initial thoughts >15 months)

I never had much of an interest in becoming a vegetarian. I really, really liked eating meat. As a teen and college student, in a moment of inspiration, I tried a couple times on sheer willpower – and as a result, failed … Continue reading

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Radical Inclusion. Burning Man & the wealthy.

To author of the Reality Sandwich article (etc): Good spiritual points and yet you like many people continue to bash “wealthy people” on the playa, but continue missing something stark.  Radical inclusion is one of the 10 Principles.  Can you say … Continue reading

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The Problem with Founders

In response to Danny Crichton’s TechCrunch article, “The Problem with Founders,” and commentary from another CEO. My response. Minda Aguhob · CEO & Founder at Peakfoqus · 223 followers I really appreciate hearing from the CEOs in the trenches here. Marius, … Continue reading

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Beginning for Minda

a poem by Minda & Silvi, at Bespoke SF event 5/28/15 When you are in love with freedom and creation and you work to make this fire of your life your fuel, you sometimes suffer, forget basic needs because you … Continue reading

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Gratitude for my health – 4 years later.

(Written 4 years ago, on June 7, 2011) I will not be disabled permanently! Even with my current memory and balance issues. I was deeply scared, depressed and afraid during my first 2 weeks after the accident. But…two doctors, my … Continue reading

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Take a stand for your own greatness. Then, do it for others.

A month ago, I met a young man who recently married and was working at my local restaurant. I shared my excitement over creating something from nothing that day(a daily occurrence nowadays), and he said he wanted to be an … Continue reading

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Time Out Project (Bye for now)

Originally posted on The Time Out Project:
The Time Out Project has been an education on effective collaboration with physicians and hospitals. In January 2010 I asked Ed, as a post-bacc premed, what his 5 biggest concerns were; then offered my…

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Creating our world 

What we say creates our world. As Steve Zaffron elegantly put it: “When we know it is our conversations that constitute our world, it shifts our relationship to what’s possible. It puts us in the driver’s seat.  The shift doesn’t … Continue reading

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