I am no stranger to the experience of shame. I bet you aren’t either. Shame may not be the most universal of all human emotions, but it’s common enough that Brene Brown’s Ted Talk on the subject has had over 5 million views, leading to a full-length documentary. …


Have you ever heard of the website YNAB? The acronym stands for You Need a Budget. When I first heard of it, I was torn between two thoughts- “what a quick, clever and memorable name!” and “a budget, who, me?” Needless to say, I’d much rather keep on thinking Thought…


I used to be pretty impulsive. Bought stuff that was trendy without considering whether it would work on me. Quitting a job and taking another just because I was flattered to be recruited. Changing my hairstyle and color as often as most people change their sheets. It was all very…


One of the concepts I teach my coaching clients is entrepreneurial inertia. I use this term to explain two of the most common tendencies that entrepreneurs have that make us a mystery ( or completely annoying) to others. I made up the expression, but the inertia part is actually a…


Even though I am fascinated by the internet and its impact on culture, I am deeply grateful that I grew up before this digital age. It was hard enough navigating adolescent angst, sexual exploration and trying to figure out who the hell you were and what you wanted, all before…


Have you ever noticed that most people have a real problem with the truth? Now, I do realize that ‘the truth’ is totally subjective, and each of us has our own reality, our own personal experience of whatever is happening to us and around us. We also have different perspectives…


Even though your spouse or partner may have recognized your entrepreneurial traits when you met or you were already up to your eyelashes in your first (or fifth venture) they might not ever truly understand or accept it. We truly are a different breed. If you happen to be smart…


I freaking love technology, even though I’m a bit slow to learn most of it. I love how technology enables me to shop for stuff I need at any time of the day or night, with hat hair and a rosacea breakout, no makeup and wearing my favorite pair of…


Have you ever wanted to do something, something big, something hard, something that would take a long time to finish? Maybe it was earning a college degree, building a business, learning to speak a foreign language or mastering a musical instrument or athletic skill. Many of the things that we…


The dictionary definition of a buffer is something that lessens the impact of something else, such as a chemical buffer that reduces the effect of one solution on another. A buffer can also refer to a person that prevents incompatible or antagonistic people from coming into contact with or irritating…

Diann Wingert

Psychotherapist turned mindset & productivity coach, consultant & podcaster. I write about personal growth, mental health, and entrepreneurship. She/her

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