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50/100: Be a Wanderer

50/100 || Airports are such interesting places. Not being the most punctual person in the world, most trips I am running to catch my flight whizzing by all the other gates with an intense focus on making it to mine. But, yesterday I found myself with a lot of extra time, as I went early with my sister and brother-in-love and their flight was both international and two hours before mine. So, after I put … CONTINUE READING

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2017 Be Mantra: Be Adventurous

My third and final BE Mantra for 2017 is BE Adventurous…

I moved to Denver from New York City a little over three years ago, and one of the main reasons I left a city that I love so much was because I felt that I needed to simplify my life. Life started to feel difficult in New York, when before it always felt like an adventure being lived out in my daily encounters and … CONTINUE READING

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World Domination Summit

World Domination Summit (WDS) is a “gathering of creative, interesting people from all over the world. Every summer, thousands of people travel to Portland, Oregon for an immersive experience in life, work and travel.” The convening is focused on the core principles of community, adventure and service, and it aims to answer the question – How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? WDS was founded by Chris Guillebeau, explorer of … CONTINUE READING

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Be: Experimental

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Be Experimental by Douglas Tsoi

Change happens suddenly and unexpectedly. In November 2014, I got laid off from a job I loved and wanted to stay at for many years. But life is agnostic to one’s desires. I was curious what would happen if I didn’t immediately look for another job. When a fire destroys centuries of old growth forest, new life, diverse and fragile, begins to emerge. Those seeds, having lain dormant for years, CONTINUE READING

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Niki Koubourlis

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Niki Koubourlis was working 80-100 hour weeks in commercial real estate in Abu Dhabi, and while she was gaining financial success she found that the rest of her life wasn’t where she would like it to be. It was the death of a college friend and her experience going through a strenuous fitness program that helped her gain back her boldness, and take the steps to become unstuck. She moved from the secure world she … CONTINUE READING

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Kate & Paul McCann

 


Kate and Paul McCann were working corporate jobs in London – positions that many would perceive as being highly successful, as they were paid well and the work held a certain status. Yet, they found that they were deeply unsatisfied and not particularly happy. Paul realized, while traveling in India, how much his happiness was tied to material goods, and how this was, in turn, leaving him feeling more empty than anything. After a … CONTINUE READING

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Paul Laurie

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The first time I met Paul Laurie he was running through a venue in a grey top-hat attending to the 100s of people who had shown up for his Silver Spork Social Bacchanal event last November. I later learned that it was the emergency venue, because the warehouse where it was supposed to be had flooded. Yet you never would have guessed it, as Paul seemed very calm and collected, and definitely in his element.… CONTINUE READING

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Michelle Welsch

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Michelle Welsch is a social worker turned entrepreneur who quit her life in New York City and moved to Nepal to work on various projects that support leadership and educational opportunities within the country. What started as three-week volunteer trip evolved into her packing up her bags and moving there full time. She has now been in Nepal for two years, and even though she might not be making oodles of money, she is more … CONTINUE READING

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Cynthia Morris

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Cynthia Morris is an author, illustrator, speaker and coach who I had the pleasure of hearing speak in Denver at Creative Mornings a few months ago. Her talk really resonated with me, and I loved that she created a business, Original Impulse, around the notion of helping people connect to their creative core. She guides people who are emerging and established authors or who are trying to make their creative projects come to life. … CONTINUE READING

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