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Who Is Imagining The Future?

Who Is Imagining The Future?

One of the questions we’re all asking about—begging for, really—is what the future might look like. Where are we going, and what does the next year look like? I find myself searching for writers who have thought about this—people who have imagined it, who are dreaming about it, or have studied it. It turns out, there are definitely a few people who have written things like this, from winding forays into five-year futures, to epidemiologists and pandemic researchers thinking through so many of the layered consequences of viral diseases. Here are the people talking about what the future looks like, and a few ways to begin thinking about what’s next.

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Four (Weird) Things To Buy In A Pandemic — Four Things, May 10, 2020

Four (Weird) Things To Buy In A Pandemic — Four Things, May 10, 2020

When things get uncertain, we crave stability and certainty—whether that’s something we can do, something we can buy, or something we can depend on. Shopping is a way to pretend to have certainty. I’m really curious: What have you bought recently that’s made your life at home a little easier? 

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Let’s Talk 12: Try It And See

Let’s Talk 12: Try It And See

If you’re ever stuck or waffling in a decision, here’s a phrase and a short-hand that I love that helps remind me to take action: “Try it and see.” It’s something I use when I don’t know whether or not to do something. (It doesn’t work in ALL instances, but it certainly helps when I’m stuck.)

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Four Things: Productivity Tech Tools To Help My Digital Life

Four Things: Productivity Tech Tools To Help My Digital Life

There are a few digital tools that help save my digital sanity on a regular basis. Sometimes little apps can be so powerful and so dang useful. These tools, in particular, are all about organization, productivity, and focus. Here are four of my favorites (plus a few bonus ones at the end)!

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Adjusting To New Normals — Four Things: April 26, 2020

Adjusting To New Normals — Four Things: April 26, 2020

Everything is different right now, and being home with children while attempting to work and write is bonkers. We'll just start there. Within that, my husband and I are slowly beginning to develop new routines for working and childcare and sanity. We don't have all of...

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Let’s Talk 11: Getting Out Of A Rut

Let’s Talk 11: Getting Out Of A Rut

How do you get out of a rut? When you’re stuck at home, with children or without your brain (or BOTH), how do you get back into a groove and find your way? This episode is for anyone that feels anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, or unable to complete a to-do list. I’m taking the view that it’s time to learn and adapt to our situation, and figure out the best strategies for us as individuals and how we get through this.

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Let’s Talk 10: Saying Good Morning

Let’s Talk 10: Saying Good Morning

Lately the strangest thing has been happening: I’m finding myself drawn towards social media, and wanting to connect more. So every morning, I’ve been sharing a small snippet of my morning routine on my Facebook page, and it’s turned into my virtual coffee shop. Listen in for how it all works, and why it’s helping me so much right now.

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Let’s Talk 09: Perfume, Coffee, Candle, Lipstick

Let’s Talk 09: Perfume, Coffee, Candle, Lipstick

Making sense of days that make no sense requires new patterns, habits, and routines. For me, trying to muddle through the cacophony of work and children and non-stop days at home is very, very challenging to my brain. So, to help, I’ve been building small rituals into the day to start to cue myself that yes, work is happening now, and yes, it’s a new day. These are some of my favorites.

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You Don’t Have To Be Okay

You Don’t Have To Be Okay

It’s okay not to have it figured out. It’s okay to not be productive. You’re allowed — I mean, even expected — to not be okay right now. It’s okay to be feeling whatever it is that you are feeling—grief, confusion, rage, fog, happiness, joy. Your life is your own, and it’s yours to feel.

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Four Things: Sunday, April 12

Four Things: Sunday, April 12

On Sundays I’ll share with you four things to enjoy—things of beauty, things of note, or things I’ve stumbled across that have given me delight. This is the Four Things Sunday newsletter.

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Let’s Talk 08: A Few More Tiny Habits

Let’s Talk 08: A Few More Tiny Habits

Every morning lately, I’ve been posting a selfie to my Facebook page and my Instagram page. Right now it feels like going to the coffee shop—I get to pop in, say good morning to people all around the world, check-in with my neighbors and parents and friends, and then start the day. In any other moment of my life, I would not have said that going on social media first thing would help me be more productive, but right now is not a normal time.

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Permission To Feel Your Feelings

Permission To Feel Your Feelings

This time we’re living in right now is exhausting, and I’m baffled by all of the extra zeal towards getting more done, and being extra productive, and “making the most” of our quarantine time. I don’t think this is the time to make the most of it. Sure, if you have the energy and the drive to make things, do it. If you’re struggling and scrambling to put things together and pay bills and keep your jobs, I completely understand. But that’s not what I’m hearing from people. People feel vulnerable, they’re struggling to focus, they’re zombied out on their phones, they’re completely overwhelmed by childcare and jobs.

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Let’s Talk 07: A Small Evening Ritual

Let’s Talk 07: A Small Evening Ritual

Whether it’s for you, your family, or your company, create small rituals that help you get through your new normal. Pick a few things to look forward to, even if they are small—just make sure they are within your control and not subject to wild external forces.

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Let’s Talk 06: Feelings

Let’s Talk 06: Feelings

During times of stress, everyone responds differently. Some of us laugh, some of us go into denial, some of us get agitated, some of us panic, some of us get to work. If you’re feeling a bit all over the place, I want to talk about how stress affects each of us differently and why these reactions are coming up.

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LET’S TALK: A PODCAST

Join me as I talk about what’s going on, messiness and all. Listen on Anchor, Spotify, and Radio Public.

 

 

Let’s Talk 11: Getting Out Of A Rut

Let’s Talk 11: Getting Out Of A Rut

How do you get out of a rut? When you’re stuck at home, with children or without your brain (or BOTH), how do you get back into a groove and find your way? This episode is for anyone that feels anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, or unable to complete a to-do list. I’m taking the view that it’s time to learn and adapt to our situation, and figure out the best strategies for us as individuals and how we get through this.

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Let’s Talk 10: Saying Good Morning

Let’s Talk 10: Saying Good Morning

Lately the strangest thing has been happening: I’m finding myself drawn towards social media, and wanting to connect more. So every morning, I’ve been sharing a small snippet of my morning routine on my Facebook page, and it’s turned into my virtual coffee shop. Listen in for how it all works, and why it’s helping me so much right now.

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Let’s Talk 09: Perfume, Coffee, Candle, Lipstick

Let’s Talk 09: Perfume, Coffee, Candle, Lipstick

Making sense of days that make no sense requires new patterns, habits, and routines. For me, trying to muddle through the cacophony of work and children and non-stop days at home is very, very challenging to my brain. So, to help, I’ve been building small rituals into the day to start to cue myself that yes, work is happening now, and yes, it’s a new day. These are some of my favorites.

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// Big Life Questions

Everyone starts somewhere.

Even the master yogi took a first class. To become anything, you have to begin. Start somewhere, take a tiny step. Something is better than nothing. Everyone starts somewhere.

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Are You Too In Love With A Dream to Make It Real?

Where does your mind go when you daydream? That big dream, that thing in your mind--the really big one. Yes, that one. What's your big, scary, hairy, crazy, totally unrealistic dream? The one you wish for fervently and find yourself thinking about on and off while wandering? Have you thought about making it real? Making it...

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Bravery

Bravery. Bravery is showing up. Bravery is saying what you believe in. Out loud. To the people who need to hear it. Even if that person is you.  It's having honest communication with your self, your teams, your communities. Bravery is saying no when you know you need to. It's saying no to the wrong things so that you can say...

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Are You A Watcher Or A Judger?

A few weeks ago, I was teaching some of Spring's early-season open water courses down at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. A group of new swimmers stood, shivering, outside of the water while the coaches and I explained the process of getting acclimated to cold water temperatures and critical things to...

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Everybody Has Something

I've lived long enough--and talked to enough people--to know that everyone has something. Behind the exterior, behind the face, behind the brilliance or seeming-perfection, there are stories. People have lived through loss, hardship, trauma, and fear; they have scars that are visible and invisible; and despite all evidence to...

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Do You Have A Life Philosophy?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May your hearts, minds, families and homes be filled with gratitude and blessings. As part of this season's focus on gratitude and thanks, I'm doing a huge number of THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAYS!  I'm giving away lots of good things throughout the entire month of November (and now I'm up until...

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// Decision Making

Boldness is Genius. Do it. Decide.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of...

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Finish or Punt

Ever have too many projects and don't know what to do? Friday was a bit of a panic. I've got 8 projects overwhelming me right now. I honestly thought I'd drop all 8 balls and let them come smashing to the floor in a bit of Awesome Failure Glory. Panicked. You know, the "I'm going to be an exceptional failure and never do...

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Commitment

Goethe, on The Power of Commitment: "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ( and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then...

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// How People Work

Join me! Live podcast show in New York City — Thursday, August 9th

Friends! I’m joining the host, best-selling author, and founder of Unmistakeable Media for an intimate evening podcast recording of the Unmistakeable Creative Show. We’ll be taping live in New York City on Thursday, August 9th, after work. Join us. Tickets are sold in advance and are first-come, first-served, with an intimate venue and a limited audience size. Yes, I’ll be staying up late and waddling my big pregnant belly to a stage downtown to talk about startups, parenting, philosophy, and systems. Srini Rao is the bestselling author of Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best, and will be leading the discussion.

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How My Kid Teaches Me About Leadership

The learning curve of building a new human from scratch and re-wiring yourself as a parent and a functioning adult comes with plenty of challenges. Yet it also feels strangely familiar: like the long days of marathon training, or like the late nights studying to get your MBA on the side of your full-time gig. Here’s how parenting rewires us as leaders.

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If Facebook Went Away

If Facebook went away, what would change for you? How would you spend your mornings? Your workday? And what would you miss? And conversely, what would change for the better? It might be the biggest social network we’ve ever seen, but it’s also constantly changing, and it’s undergoing more investigation for its role in changing how our brains and communities work. Here’s what I’d miss, what would change, and why I still use it (for now).

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Letting Things Break

In the process of pursuing new ways of working, it means you’re going to build new habits. Building new habits isn’t always a piece of cake: sometimes it’s rusty, weird, and feels uncomfortable. If you want things to stay the same, then keep doing exactly what you’re doing. If you want to get new results, you have to try new things. Right now, there’s one area of my life where I’m deliberately letting things break, and it’s not pretty. It’s uncomfortable. And I’m probably going to disappoint people. Read what it is and why I’m okay experimenting with it.

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Teleportation

I find there’s a secret magic in the written word. Here’s why it’s so powerful. Also — I interviewed Danielle LaPorte on the podcast, if you’re curious to listen in.

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Leveling Up

Imagine your email inbox was filled only with messages from the highest players in your field. Oprah, Tim, Seth, Shondra. What would you do differently? Imagine your product becomes a hit sensation, and you have hundreds (or thousands) of new customers joining you every day. Are you ready? What would you do differently?...

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// Conscious Community

Who are you? (+ survey + free book giveaway!)

The community is growing here! The community here is growing quite a bit, and it's exciting to meet many of the new faces becoming part of this tribe of readers. Long-time readers that have been here since the onset might see more and more faces pepper the comments; in addition, I get to work with many of you one-on-one...

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How Do You Find Your Right People? Hint: It’s All About Energy

Ever been at a party and felt like you were completely exhausted? That you couldn’t stand to keep your eyes open for another minute, even though it was supposed to be an amazing party? Likewise, have you ever stayed up almost all night, focused and driven, surrounded by brilliant people and creative ideas? Energy comes in limited quantities. Who you surround yourself with–and what type of energy they feed you–is crucial to doing your best work.

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From Love or Hurt?

An overwhelming number of human reactions come from a place of love or pain.  When someone offers you criticism, look at what they say (no need to internalize it immediately; instead observe it and ask yourself if the critic-giver is an important person or voice in your life, and how valuable it is); then: ask yourself if...

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RECESS: A FREE AUDIO COURSE

Five minute guided resets for sanity and clarity. Listen to the free samples below or sign up for the full course—also available for free—at sarahkpeck.com/recess

GUIDED STORIES, BREATHWORK & VISUALIZATIONS

When things start to get a little nutty, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help me reset my brain, find sanity again, and get back into flow. This is a free course for everyone who needs it, or you can offer a donation. All proceeds go to the New York City Food Bank.