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Schlaf |  Where the Road Bends

👋🏼 Hi there, I'm Steve Schlafman.

I'm an executive coach and writer based in NYC. I help high performers discover and manifest their next calling.

I'm also the creator of Where the Road Bends, a newsletter and podcast that explores personal evolutions, life transitions, and conscious change.

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#013: Where the Road Bends

When I launched Lightwaves, my bi-weekly newsletter, just six months ago, I wrote: “For the last seven years, I’ve been focused on my own development, immersed in learning about change, transformation, consciousness, mindfulness, coaching, psychology, human development, philosophy, spirituality, and writing. Though I’m regularly writing longer essays about

#013: Where the Road Bends
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Why Is It So Hard to Change?

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” –Steven Pressfield The War of Art The holiday season is upon us and New Year’s is around the corner. You may be thinking about what you want to

Why Is It So Hard to Change?
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#010: The Ultimate Annual Review

Happy Friday from Stone Ridge, NY. My family and I are spending the week up here, and I’m so excited to be out of the city—there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than up in the Catskills. While I’m on break, I plan to spend hours

#010: The Ultimate Annual Review
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Rethinking Ambition

“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.” –John Lubbock, The Use Of Life Ambition is a polarizing word these days. On the heels of the Great Resignation, think

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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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Jerry Colonna - The Art of Growing Up

Today, I’m realizing a dream I’ve had for fifteen years–the first episode of my podcast is out and ready for your listening pleasure! Where the Road Bends episode one is my conversation with the legendary executive coach Jerry Colonna. He is a unique combination of wisdom, enlightenment,

Jerry Colonna - The Art of Growing Up
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#014: Moving from Anger to Appreciation

Hello from my picturesque hometown of Swampscott, Massachusetts, one of the most special places in the world. I’m here visiting my parents for the weekend because my mother celebrated her birthday earlier this week and I haven’t seen my father in nine months. A wave of guilt and

#014: Moving from Anger to Appreciation
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#012: The Year of No Decisions

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu Season’s greetings from New York City. It’s hard to believe 2022 is coming to an end. Tomorrow my family and I head upstate to unplug and celebrate the holidays, hopefully this time without COVID infiltrating our home. I

#012: The Year of No Decisions