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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

 
Sheila Heen - How to get unstuck. tips from podcast guests Jul 30, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

[Scott] What's one tip or piece of advice that you would leave our listeners with today that would help them fly higher in an endeavor where they...

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Is it time to reset? personal development Jul 28, 2021

In sports, halftime is a scheduled pause in play. An opportunity for teams to reset–a time to rethink strategy and recalibrate tactics before resuming play. It's scheduled chronologically, midway in the action, but sometimes provides space for a timeless and even transformative moment.

As a...

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The Discipline of Delight by Design personal development storytelling Jul 26, 2021

What the heck does delight have to do with making a difference?

Plenty.

Human beings are hardwired to be attracted by and embrace delight. Unexpected pleasure or joy is what makes moments memorable, even mundane or challenging ones. 

Ever had an especially great server at a restaurant? My...

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Annie Duke - Perfect is the enemy of the good. tips from podcast guests Jul 23, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Annie Duke, author of How to Make Decisions. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[Scott] "You've...

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The Grammar of Identity personal development Jul 21, 2021

The last time I wrote about identity, I addressed the perils of clinging to identity narratives. Today, I wonder if rethinking the grammar of identity might promote a healthier and more holistic way to think about who you are while holding space for who you aspire to be.

We most often...

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Overwhelm personal development Jul 19, 2021

When was the last time you experienced overwhelm?

For me, I negotiate with overwhelm on a daily (almost hourly) basis. In fact, I'm dancing with it right now as I try to write this. What do you say when you don't know what to say? What do you say when you can, in fact, say anything?

Here's...

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Jacqueline Novogratz - When should you go faster? tips from podcast guests Jul 16, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen and author of Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. Tune into the entire...

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3 Tips for Living the Good Life personal development stoicism Jul 14, 2021

You're probably familiar (maybe painfully so) with my fondness for ancient wisdom. If so, you may have heard me reference the quote, "Know thyself."

This is the most well-known maxim inscribed above the entrance to the Temple of Apolo, where the ancient Greeks sought prophetic insight from the...

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Choose Your Story... personal development storytelling Jul 12, 2021

Human beings have always made sense of themselves, their circumstances, and each other through narrative. I'm telling myself a story about myself, about what's going on around me, about you, and even telling myself a story about the story you're telling yourself about me.

It all gets...

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Kasey Pierce - How free are you? tips from podcast guests Jul 09, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Kasey Pierce, founder of Red Pen Media.

[Scott] "If there was just one tip or piece of advice that you...

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Stepping Into Possibility personal development stoicism Jul 08, 2021

Embrace Uncertainty • Navigate Adversity • Make Things Better

Stillness in the Storm

Life in the ancient world was full of adversity. If you lived to adulthood, you likely endured war, famine, plague, natural disaster, or some combination of these.

And yet…

In antiquity, there...

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What is freedom really? personal development stoicism Jul 07, 2021

What is freedom really?

I find this question difficult to answer.

Many, including me, too often take freedom for granted. It's not just a privilege we enjoy. It's an entitlement promised by Declarations and protected by Constitutions.

And yet, many are not allowed to fully partake of these...

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