personal growth Archives - Amie Devero

Favorite Things-Podcast Edition Summer 2021

May 18, 2021
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Now, for a special summer delight:

It’s been years since I did a favorite things post. But, as we slowly ebb into “normal” life, here are some of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. I listen while I…

Walk the dog (Arlo, yes that […]

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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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Don’t Fail Before the Fact

January 20, 2021
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In my last blog post and video, I suggested a novel way of planning for this next year. The basic idea of future-based goals-setting is to cast yourself (in your imagination) out into the future and look back at the year that has passed. This makes […]

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Your Worst Traits

February 3, 2020
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In today’s world there is a lot of emphasis on finding our strengths, affirming who we are, self-empowerment and self-esteem. This has a lot of benefits, and I take no issue with that. But there is a narcissistic side to our self-affirming culture. It […]

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Here Comes 2020!

December 31, 2019
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This is the time of year when, even if you don’t make official “resolutions”, it’s difficult not to consider how you would like to shape the forthcoming year – and of course, how you fared in the previous one. Since most resolutions fail, I always try to […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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When You Are Dead

September 29, 2016
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Have you ever tried to imagine your own memorial service, or the obituary that announces it? What will people say about you, and how will they feel about the person you have been. We have all seen movies and read books in which the chief conceit is that […]

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