Finding joy in the midst of existential horror

An experiment in being human

Hi, I'm Heidi. I have no idea what I'm doing...

but every once in a while, I stumble on a moment of genius. So here I am, attempting to share these moments - though gawd only knows if what I write will make sense to anyone else...

 

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most of the time I feel lost, and small, and like nothing I do will ever be enough...

but people keep telling me my words resonate, and help them see things in new ways. so I'll keep writing, and hope that my words help you find your sense of enough

Things I've written (most of them horribly old)

How to motivate yourself (when you really don’t wanna)

By Heidi Hauck | December 15, 2015

Today’s post is not the post I was planning on writing. You see, I spent all of Friday (the day I was planning on writing today’s post) procrastinating and putting off sitting down to write. Yesterday was going pretty much the same. Fortunately, as I was pulling myself out of procrastination mode, I realized that the trick I remembered…

Six tips for recharging an energy slump

By Heidi Hauck | December 8, 2015

Have you ever found yourself in an energy slump? If you have, then you know the feeling; facing the day ahead of you (and your list of Things To Do) leaves you feeling drained before you’ve even begun. There are days (like today) when all I want is to go back to bed, pull the covers over…

Forget about success vs failure, focus on the data

By Heidi Hauck | April 1, 2014

A friend recently posted something on her Facebook about dealing with feelings of failure, and it spawned a bit of a soapbox moment for me. I’m going to share what I said here as well, because I think this is super important stuff. I think the whole “failure/success” thing is bullshit. I prefer to think…

Don’t let the donkey win

By Heidi Hauck | March 18, 2014

Years ago, when I was a little girl, my dad told me something my Grampa had said about me; apparently, Grampa had noticed I was rather stubborn. I believe his exact words were, “She could out-stubborn a donkey.” I don’t think it was meant as a compliment. But I thought it was hilarious, and it…

Self-care vs Professionalism (hint: It’s a false choice)

By Heidi Hauck | February 18, 2014

I have a confession to make… I suck at self-care. Which may not seem like a big deal, except that a large part of my philosophy behind building a business is based on building a sustainable business. And no matter how sustainable you think your business is, if you don’t make the time to take…

Starting the wrong business

By Heidi Hauck | January 14, 2014

Like many of you, I spent the first part of my life desperately wishing I could find my Thing – that “one true passion” that I could immerse myself in, master, and turn into a lifelong career. And while I always knew I wanted to be self-employed, I had no idea what kind of business…