Perfectionism Will Keep You Poor

Any masterpiece that has every been made, it could have been better. In anything, trying to be perfect will leave you poor.  Poor financially, poor in spirit, poor in happiness, poor in service, poor in impact, poor in influence, poor in energy, poor in health.  You name it.  What thing was ever made better by perfectionism?

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Erin Martin
Get Out of Your Head, Your Thoughts Might Keeping You Stuck.

[VIDEO] Getting stuck in our heads causes so much anguish.  After all we are our own worst enemies, our own biggest critic, chronic over-analyzers.  But there's a way out of that, more than one way actually.  But in this video I'm going to explore just a couple of ways that might really help you get unstuck, out of your head, and back in control of your thoughts RIGHT AWAY.

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The Blessing

I was talking to one of my best friends the other day and she was telling me that the Universe had sent her a blessing in the form of multiple patients not showing up for their appointments on the same day (she’s a doc too). She was using the time to catch up on some studying for an upcoming board exam she had been stressing about. She then asked me what blessing I had received recently. I was just beginning a 5-day block in a busy ER and that particular day had been rough. I told her I was holding out and would let her know when a blessing had been sent my way. End conversation.

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Grace and Sleep - Part Two

[VIDEO] Now let’s talk about sleep.  It’s really pretty simple. Most of us aren’t getting enough of it, and all of us would like to have more.  I know that sleep can be a complicated subject for many people.  Especially since the days keep getting shorter and shorter, right?  It’s just not possible to get everything done and do everything we want to do in the day.  24 hours is just not long enough.  The world is spinning faster and faster, there’s so much information out there, and we don’t want to miss anything, and we don’t want to let anyone down.  

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Grace and Sleep - Part One

Remember that the best part of you is that you are perfectly imperfect.  Grace is what flows into the cracks and dark spaces and smoothes out the wrinkles.  Like a fine painting examined up close, we can nit-pick ourselves and our lives, finding every tiny thing wrong or that we could have done different or better.  But if we would just stand back and take in the whole picture, things start to blend together, even out and come together gracefully, elegantly, and it all seems so well orchestrated and purposeful.  Sometimes we find ourselves staring at a masterpiece.

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What it REALLY Means to Live in Your Power

Live in your power.  I say it to myself all the time.  I say it to other people.  On a daily basis, am tuning in to see how I can do it more often and with greater ease.  At this point in my life, I understand what this means because I have lived it.  I‘ve experienced the exhilaration of being there and knowing what it feels like in every cell of my body.

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Why I Left Behind an Amazing Life

Five years ago I was walking down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  I had just finished being interviewed on CNN with Sanjay Gupta.  I was the star of a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, and Emmy-nominated documentary.  My star was rising, opportunities were being handed to me left and right, doors and windows flung open. The crystal clarity came to me at that moment, and this is what my heart told me loud and clear — “ I don’t want any of this.”  

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Blood, Hard Work, and a First Class Upgrade (A True Story)

If you want a first-class life (whatever that looks like for you), you’ve got to be willing to do what it takes to make it happen.  Then you have to be open to how it shows up, and when you get what you’ve been working for, you’ve got to do what it takes to keep the dream alive.  Lessons from an unexpected, crazy, first-class upgrade on my recent flight to Paris.  Yes, there was blood involved!

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