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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Leading with Intention: Reclaiming the Direction of Your Life

Leading with Intention: Reclaiming the Direction of Your Life

How many times have you gotten to the end of the day and thought, “Wow, what a crappy day” or “Man, that conversation really got away from me” or “Geez, I got absolutely nothing done”? How many chances do you think you had during the course of the day to alter that end result of a crappy, unproductive, runaway type of day?  The answer is:...

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Last Day in Brazil: Reflections

Last Day in Brazil: Reflections

Reflecting back on my month-long stay in Brazil and sharing an exercise that helped me gain clarity and direction for the upcoming months! Sidenote: I just created a new Instagram that will be the landing place for all things MirandaAyim.com, like blogs and vlogs. Check it out at @MirandaJoyBeyond!

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Why I Gave Up Netflix

Why I Gave Up Netflix

I’ve struggled with the Wi-fi in my house for the past year and a half. Yes, a year and a half. I’ve had repairmen come and go, intruding on my off days and afternoons, while I've twiddled my thumbs during the 6-hour appointment slot. Apparently there’s something wrong with the wiring— it’s an old house, although beautifully renovated. However,...

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Why I Gave Up Netflix

Why I gave up Netflix

Most people drastically overestimate how much time they spend doing things (think going to the gym). With TV-watching, however, it's the opposite. We spend hours and hours in front of our screens, aimlessly surfing from show to show. It's time to get more intentional with our time and money! In this video, I talk about how giving up Netflix might...

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what’s in my book bag?

what’s in my book bag?

A month-long trip to Brazil necessitates some good reading material! In this video, I give a tour of what's in my book bag and a brief summary of my thoughts on each book. A mixture of fiction and non-fiction, business and self-help, there's a variety of topics for every type of reader.

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Changing Lenses: How to see the world from another point of view

Changing Lenses: How to see the world from another point of view

In the western world, we’ve gravitated towards a hyper-individualized culture. In many ways, this has been an improvement: we pay more attention to mental health, work-life balance and self-actualization. Somewhere along the way, however, in realizing that our needs and views are important, we dubbed them more important than everyone else's....

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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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