State of Mind Archives - Amie Devero

The Chattering Brain

July 27, 2021
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I had a friend who was in a bad romantic relationship. She lived near me, so we so saw each other all the time. For months it seems like every conversation would eventually circle back to her boyfriend. I listened day in and day out to her interpretations […]

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Stop In The Middle

July 13, 2021
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There is an interesting story about Ernest Hemingway. They say that whenever he walked away from writing for the day he always stopped in the middle of a sentence. With the stress of that unfinished sentence lingering in his mind, he could not wait to get back to […]

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Go With Your Gut?

June 29, 2021
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My Friend Holly swims at a public pool.  Mothers often bring their 6- or 7-year-old sons into the women’s locker room, where, as you might imagine, women are undressed.  Periodically, as a naked woman turns to walk to the shower, she inadvertently finds herself facing […]

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Being a Beginner

June 14, 2021
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I’ve just begun learning how to play the violin. It is something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. Even as a child, when my parents decided that all of us children had to learn an instrument, violin was my secret desire. But being […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Fault-Finding-Leaders

April 6, 2021
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Periodically, every one of us starts finding a team-member or friend irksome. But it is more than that. We start seeing them in a different –far more negative — light. Everything they do is wrong. We can’t stop ourselves. Is anyone immune to this phenomenon? If so […]

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Self-Loathing Rock Stars

March 9, 2021
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Creating successful startups is hard. Those who sign-on understand that from the beginning. They are making a bet on the future of this enterprise, and in return for that possibility, they stake their energy, time, and an ongoing commitment to it. In return, they hope […]

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Is That Any Way to Speak to Me?

March 3, 2021
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You are likely a kind and considerate person. You take care to speak to people respectfully and with courtesy and compassion.
But, how do you speak to you?
Many of my clients –founders and leaders– are plagued by self-doubt. It come out loud and clear […]

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