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The Power of Calling Your Shot

Why talking about your wildest goals helps you achieve them

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WWhen I set my sights on a big new goal, one of the first things I do is start blabbing about it. Not because I’m totally confident in myself but because I’m afraid that if I don’t call it, I won’t do it.

When it comes to accomplishing a major milestone — training for a marathon, getting…




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Leigh Stein

Leigh Stein

Author of the critically acclaimed novel SELF CARE, a satire of the wellness industry and girlboss feminism.

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