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Life Maven

10 Ways to Amplify Your Options Right Now

Sometimes it seems like making a change, shifting your perspective or elevating your mood (in other words, amplifying your options), takes so much effort, time or money. That doesn’t have to be the case, so I’ve compiled my favourite ways to amplify, almost instantly, for you. Change the way you get somewhere. Usually drive? Take […]

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Amplify Your Options

9 Ways Podcasts Amplify Your Life

Most mornings you’ll find me, earbuds in on my commute, soaking up the latest podcast.¬†Of course, at An Independent Maven, we’re all about amplifying our options as a way to elevate our lives. Over the past three years of podcasting listening, I’ve discovered how powerful they can be in elevating my life, and no doubt, […]

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Good Question

Good Question: What’s Missing From My Life?

Why I Love This Question It’s a great checkin. One question to prompt a quick life scan. The answer can run the gamut from basics like sleep and vege intake to the social, when was the last time I talked to my best friend?, to the material, kick arse stilettos for that work meeting, to […]

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Maven Matters

Maven Matters: Nice as a Superpower

In my day job, I’m a corporate manager. A role typically considered to require a ruthless streak to get to the top. I’m not cutthroat. But becoming an Operations Manager at 27 can be considered successful by many standards. (On a more appropriate standard, I’m happy and stimulated as an Ops Manager, which, to me, […]

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Candid

Letter To My Younger Self

I was writing a letter to my younger self as a reflection exercise, and midway through realised I was really writing for me, now, present time. All of my advice to myself is highly relevant. The big lessons are the hardest to learn, the hardest to transform into action. Somehow thinking about my 16 year […]

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Amplify Your Options

Simplify to Amplify

Earlier this week, this video landed in my inbox. It goes straight to my core. Why I’m here. Why I write. Why you’re here reading this. To amplify! Getting simple and focused amplifies your options because you get results. It’s counterintuitive, I know, because choosing to focus on a few things seems like removing options. […]

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Maven Matters

Maven Matters: On Taking Up Space

First it was the conference where all the females prefaced their questions with “I’m sorry but” or “just a quick question”. Then it was the LEADERSHIP COACH at a training that raised her hand to ask a question or contribute to the discussion. This lady had valuable points to add but was acting like she […]