nicole bensen

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Hi friend! I’m sharing something a little different today.  You’re here because you want to create your best life: increase joy, set boundaries, feel worthy beyond accomplishments, but NOT at the sake of trading your hard-earned career/status for wellbeing, right? Not today, burnout. Maybe you’ve grabbed my tools like:  If it’s on your vision board to […]

Happy Halloween! *Important questions: I know you. You have big dreams. You’re not here to stay small. But sometimes your life feels overwhelming with all the stuff that has to happen, like keeping your team motivated, figuring out dinner, organizing the holiday cards…like who has time to “invest in your happiness,” right? What if you […]

Last week I led The Manifesting Catapult, a live, 5-day program where we did one activity per day to support creating your best life. Today I want to share one of those activities with you—called As If Journaling. “As If” Journaling The activity is called “As If” Journaling. No, not talking about Alicia Silverstone à la Clueless, […]

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What’s the TL;DR? 1. I’m challenging a common stereotype about having money and wanting money. 2. Up on YouTube: a new guided meditation/sleep story about attracting wealth, specifically, millions. Controversial opinion: I love money. How does that statement make you feel? Have you heard, “We don’t talk about money. That’s tacky.”? If you grew up like I did, […]

If you missed my note about hiding your joy/success/wins to make others more comfortable, catch up here. It has been, by far, a note that has resonated more deeply with many. Here are some of the responses (shared with permission): From someone who has a child going through surgeries and radiation (among other exploratory treatments) for […]

You know Elmo, right? The furry, red monster on Sesame Street? Elmo’s magic is not something I anticipated experiencing in our house, since my two older kids never showed much interest in him, so I was caught off guard when my 1.5-year-old recently fell head over heels for him.  (We’ve watched the same two episodes […]

Last week I led a workshop for a team at eBay, and one of the things we talked about was building resilience for when things inevitably don’t go the way we want them too; whether that’s not getting the job, the project, or the relationship. In my self-paced, online program, Next Level You (open to teams and […]

How are you? Really, how are you? What’s something that made you smile recently? What’s something you’re hoping for? Last week I facilitated two corporate workshops online. For Netflix I led, “Increasing Happiness, Resilience, and Success,” and for Align Technology (the makers of Invisalign), I led “Why and How to Practice Gratitude.” One of the things I shared in the gratitude […]