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Take a minute to think about the last time you were frustrated with yourself. Was it justified? Did your thoughts spiral to the point of doubting your abilities? If you’re like most people, one mistake can easily lead us down the path of self-doubt. We…
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Vulnerability: the word itself makes many of us uncomfortable. It means you’re exposed, you can be hurt, you’re susceptible to outside forces – all things none of us like to admit. It’s a fear of disconnection. We fear that we’ll feel shame if we do…
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The Greeks put a lot of thought into how life should be lived, from Aristotle to Socrates to Plato, but one of their most practical philosophies remains misunderstood by the majority of people: Stoicism. Despite Stoicism’s undeserved reputation for being…
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Mornings: A time for productivity and peace or a scrambled blur of preparation and rushing out the door. The choice is yours, but it’s worth noting that most successful people have established morning routines that they follow religiously. I’ll…
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The Simplest Way to Succeed in Any Aspect of Your Life When people are looking down the barrel at their lives, they’ll do anything to keep them moving. When their lives, or some aspects of their lives, are headed for failure, survival kicks in to keep…
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We’re all guilty of selfish listening. We all know that person that spins every conversation back to themselves. Don’t be that person. Apply the below tips to your next conversation, and make the person you’re speaking to feel great. The tips come from…
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    Get Vegucated: A Moral/Environmental/Health Argument For Vegetarianism “Non-Violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison…
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Improve Your Understanding of the World with Model Thinking Happy Monday! I’m feeling motivated and enrolled in the Model Thinking class offered by the University of Michigan today via Coursera. We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and…
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  Get It Done Sheet: Weekly To-Do and Progress Tracker I’ve had a slow start to kicking off the productive changes I intend to make in my life this year. I’ve made some excuses but enough is enough and it’s time to get back in gear. One of the best tools…
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  It’s time to take the actions necessary to become who you want to be. Let’s talk about it.   You may believe that you’re a ways away from being that person, but you’re closer than you think. To live truly you need to allow your values to steer your…
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