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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

The Opposite of Fear personal development Oct 18, 2021

I get scared. I get scared a lot.

If you're a difference-maker, I bet you get scared too.

By definition, flying higher in the difference only you can make means seeking the edges of your understanding and abilities. Trying things that might not work, embracing uncertainty, and navigating...

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"All you can do is do what you must." musical inspiration Oct 15, 2021

Insight for flying higher in the difference only you can make from musicians who inspire Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Bob Dylan and his tune Buckets of Rain, a favorite from my days as a professional musician.

"Life is sad. Life is a bust. All you can do...

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Does this sound like you? personal development Oct 13, 2021

embrace uncertainty and navigate adversity?

 

You probably wouldn't...

 

Most of the time, most of us would prefer the false confidence and certainty that comes with every day looking more or less like the day that came before.

 

Human beings are programmed by biology and evolution...

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Shift happens. personal development Oct 11, 2021

Transformation is a term that's quite ubiquitous these days. Why is that?

You can't scroll for even a few seconds through social media without tripping over a "transformation coach." In the Akimbo Workshops where I serve as a head coach, "transformation" is the word students most...

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Colleen Redman on Life's Essence tips from podcast guests Oct 08, 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 a conversation with Coleen Redman, author of Packing for the Afterlife. Tune into the entire...

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When do you stop being you? personal development Oct 06, 2021

Are you familiar with the ship of Theseus?

It's an old thought experiment about identity first shared by one of my favorite pre-socratic philosophers, Heraclitus, whose enigmatic utterances and cryptic wordplay earned him the nickname, "The Obscure."

Have I lost you yet? Please stick around....

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Power Struggle personal development Oct 04, 2021

Do you struggle to understand what power is and where it resides? I know I do.

Part of the struggle is understanding that power is often associated with assumptions that are not absolutes.

Power doesn't have to be coercion, corrupting, or confined to people with certain personalities, positions,...

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Don't settle for the status quo. tips from podcast guests Oct 01, 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 a conversation between myself and Aga and Ɓukasz Szóstek, hosts of the Catch the Next Wave...

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Sticky (Not Stuck) personal development Sep 29, 2021

Have you defined the difference only you can make? Have you identified the audience that needs you to show up for them? Do they resonate with the promise you share with them?

It took me years to answer those questions. And even when I had clarity about the change I seek to make, who it's for, and...

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Fraught and Fulfilling personal development Sep 27, 2021

Does the idea of living your legacy resonate with you, but you're not sure what that could look like?

Or perhaps you're already doing meaningful work but feel a little lost or stuck?

The Situation

Making a difference is fraught. That's one reason why it's so fulfilling.

We build identity and...

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David Bourne and Scott Perry on Artistry tips from podcast guests Sep 24, 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 a conversation between myself and David Bourne, founder of the Stay Creative Project. Tune into the...

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Learning By Doing personal development Sep 22, 2021

There are, of course, other ways to learn rather than by doing.

For instance, you can read a book, take a class, or watch an instructional video.

And, yet...

The danger in learning something by passively reading, listening, or watching is that it's easy to confuse knowing of or about the thing...

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