Gather what matters.

Most of the things you’re worried about right now don’t really matter. 

So in this first step, the challenge is to figure out what does, actually, matter most.

Please begin by watching this brief talk by Emily Esfahani.

And then, come right back for the key point.

Key point: 

You need a strong, internal narrative to guide you.

Do you know your story?

You can get started on a strong internal narrative here:

Dive deeper into this step?



gather together


Move on to the next step?

Your Origin Story

Would you like to begin to work on a strong internal narrative?  Start here. 

This is a free writing project.

(The point of free writing is to shut down the internal editor in your head, so we can get to some core issues.)

And here are the guidelines:

  • Set aside 30 minutes — alone — where you can write at your computer, without interruption.
  • Open a fresh document
  • Set it for single spacing
  • 12 point font
  • Once you start writing, write as fast as you can, without stopping to clean it up — and don’t stop until you have filled one page.
  • Once you’ve filled the page — wherever you are, even mid-sentence — stop. (In other words, even though you’ve set aside 30 minutes, you don’t need to use the whole 30 minutes unless you need it.)

Your prompt for this writing project is: “How I Got Here.”

(You get to decide where “here” is.)

Want more help?

I can help you gather what matters.

And you have a couple of options for your next step. You could contact me and describe what you’re going through. And I’ll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Either way, I’m here to help you focusovercome resistance, and get moving again.

Get focused and Get moving.