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7 Things Really Stuck People Refuse to Do

by Alli Polin on October 6, 2015

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“I’m not stuck, I know what to do,” Jane told me during our first conversation.

“That’s great!” I replied. “Why aren’t you doing it?”

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The comfort zone is not your enemy

Seems like everyone and their grandmother writes about why you need to break out of your comfort zone. Heck, I’ve written about it more than a time or two. It’s as if there is a cult of personal development and leadership bloggers proselytizing the evils of the comfort zone. Even worse, if you dare stay within your comfort zone, you might as well shrivel up and blow away into irrelevance now. Sounds like fun, right?

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Why Your Next Step Isn’t What You Think

by Alli Polin on May 12, 2015

your next step is not what you think

I watched my son’s eyes open wide when he saw his new LEGO set.  He begged to start immediately building and invited his good friend from across the street to join him. Together, they unloaded all of the packets of LEGO and instruction books.  I could hear from down the hall as his friend took control, “This is what we need to do first, sort by color than shape.” 

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