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To Become Who You Want to Be, You Have to Face the Gap

First, you have to dare to be bad at something

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I was getting a coffee with a talented, accomplished friend when he dropped a conversational bomb. He looked out the window and said, “The image I’ve carried around since I was very young is this other version of me, who’s not necessarily perfect, but who’s my ideal… the more successful, more…




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Jessica Abel

Author & coach helping creatives who are ready to make a major impact get their game-changing work finished and into the world.

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