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How Biases are Killing Your Potential

How Biases are Killing Your Potential

As humans, we are prone to misjudgments. We have a flawed lens of the world around us. Countless biases –  from past observations, experiences, and evolutionary traits – dominate our way of thinking. Mental processes that helped us survive 10,000 years ago are still with us today. Such obsolete programming does us no favors.  As we age, these biases resonate deeper within us. They become …

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Why You Give Up (and What to Do About It)

Giving up is the easiest thing to do in the world. It requires nothing more than saying, “I’m done.” Giving up also takes on many forms. Saying you’re done with a side hustle is one thing. Accepting yourself as a failure is quite another. Giving up is also one of the most destructive actions a human can take, with far ranging …

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The Power of Intellectual Curiosity

The Power of Intellectual Curiosity

The year was 1903. It was a freezing cold December day. The Wright brothers were on a beach just outside of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, their Flyer ready to take to the air. They had attempted flight before (and succeeded), but this time would be different. The Flyer was now equipped with an engine. This would be their second attempt …

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The Importance of Learning Abundance

The Importance of Learning Abundance

Abundance vs. Scarcity. You’ve undoubtedly heard these two terms before. But what do they really mean, especially abundance? Look no further than the book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Written in 2012 (prior to their best seller Bold), Abundance examines the changing world and cites some remarkable statistics, statistics that show vast improvement in the plight …

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How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

How to Apply Google’s Pillars of Innovation to Your Life

“Fail early, fail often, fail forward” My latest read is “Bold” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. The book explores innovation through radically changing industries; fueled by exponential technology, and the use of automation, networks and leveraging of the crowd. The authors give practical insight into several  such technologies and the entrepreneurial mindset (THINK BIG!) need to exploit them. As stated in …

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How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

How to Fight Conformity and Move Beyond Average

Do you crave safety in numbers? Comfort in doing what everyone else does? If so, this article isn’t for you. Mortality is our indisputable motivator. To waste away in the pursuit of nothing is the cruellest of self-inflicted crimes. Conformity rules the masses. It has been this way for centuries. What compels people to sleepwalk through life? People are bored out of their …

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Choose the Strenuous Life

Chaos and slothful tendencies lead to a distracted, unorganized life. If we aren’t willing to put in the hard work necessary for success, then we will never accomplish anything meaningful. Years will pass, accomplishments will be scarce. Maybe this is the kind of life we truly desire. The easy life – one filled with Xbox, Netflix, couch, and sleep. Or maybe …

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The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

The Importance of Flexible Life Rules

All of us have a very particular set of life rules that govern how we live our lives. These rules ensure consistency and that we stay the same person every day and adhere to the the values we embody. I recently read Tony Robbins book “Awake the Giant Within.” One chapter is devoted to the topic of the rules that govern …

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Don’t be Boring: The Power of Bold Moves

The Power of Bold Moves

Life passes by at a frantic pace. Wait too long, and you’ll be looking back in disgust at a life filled with routine and an overbearing focus on trivial, fleeting matters. This is the norm for most, as it’s never been easy to live a comfortable life long on distractions and short on achievement. This is the core premise of …

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How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

How to Appreciate the Shortness of Life

Life is short. As men (women live a bit longer), we have about 27,922 days of life. Total. 670,140 hours. If we deduct the 8 hours we sleep per day, and we are left with 446,752 hours.  Chances are that some, not all, of you are also working a minimum of 40 hours a week. Maybe you are doing something …

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How to Travel with Purpose

How to Travel with Purpose

In a few days time, I will be embarking on a ten day excursion to Italy. Growing up, traveling to Europe seemed like a dream, something out of reach financially.  As I grew older, I came to realize that Europe is quite cheap, as long as you know how to go about planning a trip. Now 29, I understand the …

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How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

How to Not Waste Life (Wisdom from Socrates)

Unbeknownst to many, the words of historical luminaries contain vast wisdom and relevancy. If you have an emotion, experience, thought or wonder – it has most likely been written about extensively. It’s up to us to seek out relevant knowledge and apply it to our own lives. I recently finished the book, “The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates” by Xenophon ($1). …

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Avoiding Eternal Despair: Missed Opportunities

Avoiding Eternal Dispair: Missed Opportunities

As you get older, you think about what could have been. If complacent early in life, missed opportunities will eat away at you. In our youth, we have the time and freedom to explore, grow, and learn. As we age, however, societal burdens and pressures increase, leaving less time (and opportunity) to change our current situation. This is not to …

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Hacking Happiness (The Rise of Human Expectations)

How do you define happiness? The results are all over the place. Nobody seems to agree on one overwhelming reason that leads to more happiness. Is it the accumulation of wealth? Close family ties? What about human biology; does that play a role? Is it a combination of factors? Let’s find out. What Have We Done? In the book Sapiens: …

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