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Schlaf & Co. |  Musings From A Coach

👋🏼 Hi there, I'm Steve Schlafman.

I'm an executive coach based in New York City.

I'm also the founder of Schlaf & Co., a boutique leadership development company that helps founders and VCs increase their consciousness and maximize their potential.

I write about coaching, solopreneurship, leadership, mindfulness, sobriety, startup life, personal growth, and much more.

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When Our Fire Stops Burning

I could hear the hum of traffic outside our Flatiron office—sirens, horns, and idle engines—and I might as well have been outside instead of the four hour “partner meeting” I was in. Packed like the Holland Tunnel at rush hour with twelve of my colleagues in a white

When Our Fire Stops Burning
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The Stranger and the Rolex

> Don't you look at me so smug And say I'm going bad Who are you to judge me And the life that I live? I know that I'm not perfect And that I don't claim to be So, before you point your fingers Be sure your hands are clean —Bob

The Stranger and the Rolex
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We Are Multiple: Discovering The Many Parts of Yourself

> Get to know that beast within Give him love and bring him in No, not an enemy, but a friend -Nick Mulvey, A Prayer of My Own [https://open.spotify.com/track/4T9huHkcSekxse5hkJA8UD?si=e98ca2c6cb9e4700] As I dipped into a deep meditative state and the visualization began, I was suddenly

We Are Multiple: Discovering The Many Parts of Yourself
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I'm Not High Output: Why I’m Sunsetting My Brand & Betting On Myself

Earlier this week I was having dinner at my in-laws home. Towards the end of the meal, my father in-law asked me how business at High Output was going. “Super well. 2021 exceeded expectations and 2022 should be even better.” I said, but I managed to squeeze in a caveat

I'm Not High Output: Why I’m Sunsetting My Brand & Betting On Myself

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How I Found My Heart In Five Days

Last week I participated in a five day meditation retreat, Becoming Bodhisattvas, at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY, just 50 miles from New York City. Their mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient

How I Found My Heart In Five Days
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When Our Fire Stops Burning

I could hear the hum of traffic outside our Flatiron office—sirens, horns, and idle engines—and I might as well have been outside instead of the four hour “partner meeting” I was in. Packed like the Holland Tunnel at rush hour with twelve of my colleagues in a white

When Our Fire Stops Burning
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Sleepwalking Through Life in a Digital Haze

Before I headed for the door, my attention zeroed in on my iPhone like a heat seeking missile. It called out to me. Pick me up. Don’t leave me behind. Take me with you. A few weeks earlier, I’d made a commitment to reduce my screen time, and

Sleepwalking Through Life in a Digital Haze