Asking Why: How one, simple word can help you fail better

Asking Why: How one, simple word can help you fail better

If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with this ubiquitous word in children’s lexicons. It seems to make an appearance every other sentence: Adult: “We need to put this bottle in the recycling bin.” Child: “Why?” Adult: “Because we want to help the environment.” Child: “Why?” Adult: “Because we need the environment in order to live.” Child: “Why?”...

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Capital “F” Failure: Why the small stuff matters

Capital “F” Failure: Why the small stuff matters

How we deal with the small stuff matters. It may seem trivial, but our body and mind often reacts to our missteps like they’re capital “F” failures while we ascribe a lowercase “s” to our success. More importantly, we brush aside failures like they're not meant to be there, like we're aiming for a 100% failure-free life. What does that even look...

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owning your success

owning your success

Why are there so many definitions of success and how can you define yours? Let's start by taking a look at what we find valuable.

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Envisioning Your Ideal Self: Tapping into your inner badass

Envisioning Your Ideal Self: Tapping into your inner badass

What kind of expectations do you have for your life? Put aside the goals and results and achievements for a moment…What do you want your life to look and feel like in 10, 20, 50 years? While we can’t control exactly what will happen, we can control the general direction we’re going and what type of person we want to be in that eventuality. “If...

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The Coexistence of Success and Failure

The Coexistence of Success and Failure

There's a pervasive idea that success and failure are two opposing ideas. We envision them on opposite ends of a line representing time and progress. If we’re realistic, we imagine that line jagged with ups and downs, detours and distractions. There are some popular memes that illustrate this point splendidly. But even this imaging is...

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Can I get a little quote with my pumpkin spice latte?

Can I get a little quote with my pumpkin spice latte?

It’s the end of August, which means it’s the end of summer. Yes, I know fall isn’t officially here until September 22nd, but who is really talking about how great summer is in the month of September?* Anything month ending in an “-ER” is a fall/winter month in my Canadian mind. So, it’s September in two days…and that’s a good thing! Why?...

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Building Confidence: Putting the odds on your side

Building Confidence: Putting the odds on your side

Here’s the secret about confidence: We all struggle with it. We all have moments when it’s naturally low and moments when it’s naturally high. That kind of fluctuating confidence is based on our emotional state—but what about that unflinching, resilient confidence that endures in the face of rejection, failure and disappointment? Where does that...

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About Me

About Me
Hi, I'm Miranda!

I'm a 2x Olympian passionate about turning our flaws and failures into powerful opportunities for growth.

Miranda Ayim

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