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This diagram, which I first saw in 2009, spoke to me then and hasn't lost its staying power even after a few years. One of my passions is rethinking what “success” means so it fits my needs, or my clients’ needs, rather than matching a stereotypical version that may not serve any of us.

The genius of this Venn diagram is that it transcends the usual “here's the overlap between these two ideas” use of such diagrams and acts like an inspirational flow chart, helping each of us do what we want, do it well, and get paid. Simple solutions to what can feel like unsurmountable obstacles? Yes, please, sign me up!