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60 Mindful Minutes

Nov 15, 2022

We live in a culture that values follow through and abhors quitting. But what is the hidden cost of all the things we never start because we’re afraid we might not follow through? To Becky Blades, the author of Start More Than You Can Finish: A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas, the value in acting on our ideas is not measured in grand planned finishes. The value is in each and every start. This week, Becky shares how we can all develop our inner “startistry’ and end the myth that not finishing equals failing.

Guest Bio

Becky built and sold the award-winning communications firm, Blades and Associates, which served diverse organizations in industries from health care to aviation, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Before that, Becky launched creative marketing departments in other growing companies. She enjoys a portfolio creative career of writing and making art. She writes on topics from innovation and creativity to personal growth, and creates visual art by herself and in collaboration with others. See her art here, and see her writing here. Becky has worked in live theater, and has created special events and creative gatherings, including a sold-out comedy show. 

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Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at 


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