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What if you could trade a paperclip for a house? | The chaos whisperer | An overdue update | Some wholesome goodness
I was talking to my friend Jaclyn about how it feels like The Uplifters Podcast just gets bigger and better week after week, and she reminded me of the red paperclip story. In just a few upgrade trades, Kyle MacDonald exchanged a meager office supply for an entire home. By sharing his story and his goal with anyone who would listen, he created a powerful network of support that made his project bigger and better than he could’ve dreamed. You, dear Uplifters, are that support for me and The Uplifters Podcast. Thank you. So, here’s a question for you, today:
What might be possible if you went ahead and did that thing you’ve been thinking about doing for so long?
Next up on The Uplifters Podcast
This Friday, you’ll meet Sonya Weisshappel, an organizer known as The Chaos Whisperer. We talk about how we often abandon our dreams and goals because we haven’t built plans or processes for sustaining them. Whether your goal is to play pickleball, learn to speak French, organize that pile of photos, or start a new business, you’ll want to listen in on this conversation.
In the meantime, I wanted to give you an update on a messy dream I had to clear a major clutter hub in my life late last year. It is now a cozy, calm space where we gather and dream about what’s next for our family, unencumbered by all of the accumulated gunk of our past. You can read more about it in the short piece below.
I’m such a sucker for wholesome goodness. If you need a boost of joy check out this post from the always wonderfulabout her daughter’s reactions to receiving some very special gifts. I cried as I watched it and then cried again telling my kids about it.
If you’re getting all up in your thoughts, one of the best antidotes is play, so check out my talented friend Amanda’s work for some super simple crafts that anyone can do in a jiffy.
Or, zone out for a few minutes and let your imagination run wild as you consider what’s happening with this lost pet boar in Brooklyn.
Who would you like to hear from on The Uplifters Podcast?
Maybe she’s a woman you know that you believe would inspire others. Or perhaps she’s someone you admire from afar. Maybe it’s a specific challenge or skill you want to learn more about. Whatever or whoever it is, let me know by replying to this message, commenting below, or leaving me a voicemail. This show belongs to all of us, so let’s work together to make it something truly valuable to all of us.
See you on Friday! In the meantime, Listen to the latest episode of The Uplifters Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Substack, or YouTube. This work is entirely listener supported, so if you appreciate these stories, please sponsor us. And then join us for our next Uplifter Workshop, co-hosted with the inspiring and warmfrom episode 6.
Let’s keep rising higher together,
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