Do you need permission to get rid of half of your stuff? Give yourself permission to get rid of half your stuff (and buy my guide for help).

Do you want permission to start your own business? Give yourself permission to start your own business.

Do you want permission to dye your hair blue? Give yourself permission to dye your hair blue.

No amount of googling or reading about someone else’s story or waiting for a sign to show up that shows you it’s okay to do it will actually make it okay to do it.

This is what I’ve learned over the last seven months. If there’s something you want to do, if there’s a way you want your life to be, no one, not God, not your spouse, not your best friend, not Publisher’s Clearing House, nor Oprah is going to give you the grand permission to live the life you want to live.

You have to look yourself in the mirror and give it to yourself.

(And if you need a starting point, my resident life-maximizing Muse Mara kindly drew up a handy form for you to fill in at your leisure.)

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