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Hi reader,

How does the second half of the year look for you? Right now we鈥檙e at the top of the rollercoaster 馃帰

I recently got a record player again (a portable one, as I shared recently on BringYourWorth.tv) and got one of my favorite albums: Al Jarreau鈥檚 Breaking Away. My kids, who never saw a record player play before, fell in love. We鈥檝e been using it a lot.

One of my favorite lyrics is in Jarreau鈥檚 鈥淓asy鈥:

Thinking that your hearts desire
Hungered for some Paris or Berlin
Caught between the snow and the fire

We want the fun, the excitement, and the passion. But what about the work in between, the brass tacks, and the reflection? The hot moments, the overnight successes, and the stories worth telling don鈥檛 happen without the pause.

The year mid-point is that pause 鈴革笍

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The idea of powering down is tough. It鈥檚 not your imagination, either: The idea of powering down is tougher today than ever. As side hustlers, solopreneurs, and other non-traditional entrepreneurs, it鈥檚 always been easy for us to always be on. Now social media, apps, and online culture in general not only allows us to stay plugged into the Matrix, but encourages us to do so.

And your pause doesn鈥檛 have to be doing a Yogi Bear and hibernating in your cave for a season. It could be going through your budget and seeing if you鈥檙e on task. It could be reconnecting with whom you serve to make sure you鈥檙e on point. It could be retrofitting old content, products, or services to make sure you鈥檙e up to standard.

I鈥檓 currently doing all three 鈽橈笍

On this week鈥檚 BringYourWorth.tv, catch the recorded episode recognizing the power of the pause.

We can be afraid to pause because we're running from something, we're running towards something, or we're just used to running. I break down how pausing builds success - and the best time to pause is today.

Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast 鈴革笍

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