👑 Combat anxiety with this tool

Plus: Morning fuel to start your day

What’s up, Hustlers! 

If you're looking to reach a new goal, remember: there are no shortcuts.

You're not going to get better at what you don't practice, so instead of looking for comfort, let's look for new mountaintops.

You deserve to know what happens at the top of the mountain. Keep going.

Xx Robin

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Grounding myself in the present. When it feels like the world's spinning faster than I can keep up, I turn to journaling to keep me anchored in the now. Grounding yourself in the present moment is one of the most powerful ways to combat anxiety. Why?

  • Interrupts the anxiety loop 🔄 Anxiety often thrives on spiraling thoughts about the past or future. By focusing on the present, you can disrupt the loop, redirecting attention away from anxiety and towards your immediate surroundings.

  • Calms the nervous system 💆‍♀️ Engaging your senses in the present moment activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which counteracts the stress response and promotes relaxation.

  • Promotes resilience 💪 Over time, consistently grounding yourself develops inner strength and trains your mind to bounce back from adversity.

Want to give it a try? Here's one of my favorite journaling prompts to ground myself:


5 things you can see

4 things you can touch

3 things you can hear

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste

By sharpening your senses in the present moment, you're not just combating anxiety in the short term—you're cultivating a powerful tool for long-term well-being.


Morning fuel 🥞 Starting your day with the right fuel is crucial to keep you going strong. Lately, my family has been obsessed with protein pancakes topped with fresh fruit 🍓 Here's a simple recipe:


  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup vegan protein powder (if flavored, make sure you want this to be the pancake flavor)

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup berries, banana, or fruit of choice

  • Maple syrup, monk fruit syrup or agave - optional to add 2 tbsp to batter


  • Mix all ingredients and let sit for 5 mins. Heat pan.

  • Batter should be mixed and lumpy but pourable. Add a bit more water as needed.

  • Cook in pan until the edges crisp and dry. 2-3 minutes on each side.

  • Add toppings! Here are some of the faves in our kitchen:

    • Fresh berries like raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries.

    • Coconut yogurt

    • Peanut butter or almond butter

    • Vegan chocolate chips

    • Sliced almonds

    • Chopped peanuts

    • Coconut chips

    • Carob chips

🍓🫐 🍌 

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The Friction Project. I love the idea that friction creates expansion. We want to make positive things easier to do and use friction to make negative things harder to do. This book is filled with insightful gems and actionable case studies that offer leaders (of organizations, teams, families, etc) guidance on how to use friction to optimize your next level.

The Swagger Society book club will be diving deeper into key lessons and takeaways from The Friction Project throughout April. Want to join? Email [email protected].

The Swagger Society Speaker lineup 🔥 We have an amazing group of speakers joining us this Saturday, April 6th, for the Swagger Society in real life event in NYC! It will be an afternoon packed with meaningful connections and thought-provoking panel conversations. We’re diving into:

  • Applying mental strength in all aspects of life

  • Embracing the richness of a ‘both/and’ lifestyle

  • Unveiling strategies, tools, and frameworks to embrace your inner CEO

  • Sharing self-care rituals to fill your own cup

It’s not too late to grab your ticket! Today only, Pivot readers can purchase tickets using code PIVOT for 20% off.

Grab your ticket here. Can’t wait to see you there!

When: 1pm - 5pm on April 6th, 2024

Where: NYC (location provided upon RSVP)

What: An afternoon of speeches, panel discussions, group activities and networking with an amazing community of individuals looking to level up.

Question: What are some of your favorite plant-based protein sources?

— Nikki

Answer: One of the questions I get all the time is how I incorporate protein into my plant-based diet. There are tons of ways—I love beans, lentils, tempeh, seitan, and tofu.

If you want a quick and protein-focused vegan meal, check out these Black Bean Tofu Tacos I made with Katie Couric - they are 🔥 

— Robin

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Thanks for reading, Hustlers. Go out there, pivot with power, and stay curious about what’s next.

Xx Robin Arzón

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