Are you a People Pleaser?

Caveat: This is not a post bashing people pleasers. Making people happy is a gift + a pleasure. I myself am impassioned to help people feel that they intrinsically matter. Because they do. However, if my actions are not aligned to my own wants/needs the act of pleasing people becomes fertile ground for resentment + [...]

Why Being An Entrepreneur SUCKS! And what you can do about it.

Let's be real, shall we? Sometimes being an entrepreneur SUCKS! Yeah, I said it. The suckage could put Dyson to shame. But, before you get the wrong idea, let me preface my post with this: I wouldn't have my life any other way -- but that doesn't make entrepreneurship easy! Being an Entrepreneur can be heartbreaking Oh. My. [...]

Why I’ll never say “I’m busy”, again

I'm busy. Probably my least favourite sentence of 2016, and the pain-point for KD and You's newest theme. For those of you just joining me, welcome to the ANTI-BUSY Revolution. A movement with the hustle and heart to banish busyness to restore productivity and simplicity, to an over-complicated world. Today, much like every day, I [...]

ANTI-Busy Revolution

You're busy? I'm like hey, what's up, hell NO! July 13, 2016: The Anti-Busy Revolution I literally have no idea where I'm going with this but I'm ALL kinds of excited, and ALL kinds of up in its grill. Read more about where the ANTI-BUSY Revolution began → I do not value you" or "I did [...]

Extroversion 101: An Introvert’s Guide

“Hi, I’m Kimberley Dawn, it’s 2011 and I’m a scaredy-pants. I’m terrified to put myself out there and get rejected. I spend days before parties torturing myself with “what-ifs”. I have a pocketful of small talk topics at the ready, and have already pre-assessed room seating for an easy exit.” Sound familiar? I’m an introvert [...]

I’ve been so busy!

I can't speak for the rest of the world but in Calgary we love the phrase "I've been so busy". It’s our go-to response. Recently, I started to take notice of the feelings behind the infamous "I'm busy". The people who say it sound overwhelmed and exasperated by their busyness. In Calgary, “I'm busy” seems to be congruent [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Tribe

Tribe / trahyb ∙ [noun] ∙ any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc. Tribes are not a new concept. We humans are inherently tribal beings and we as a species LOVE to share experiences. It doesn’t matter the [...]

Living with Intention: Goal setting vs. Dreaming

The term “five-year plan” has been dropped into my consciousness a number of times since I hit the big 3-0. When people (mostly those who don’t know me) ask “what is your five year plan?” that I start to panic , “Oh sh*t! Was I supposed to make a five-year plan?”. […]

Energy: Burnout vs. Build Up

Where does it come from, where does it go… Where does [it] come from, Cotton Eye Joe!  I knew you were thinking it. For those of you non-90’s babies, you missed out on something special. I digress. So, while chatting with a friend over coffee, we delved into the topic of energy. We both agreed that [...]

Willpower vs. Passion

How many times have you heard that you failed because you lack willpower? The good old, ‘you just didn’t want it bad enough’? Or how about the, ‘you never applied yourself 100%’? I don’t know about you, but I hear it OFTEN. As you already know, I am a huge advocate for passion and its driving [...]

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