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From Wrong to Right - The 4 Rs of an Intentional, Healing, & Meaningful Apology personal development Dec 18, 2016

None of us are beyond making a mistake, an unintended slight, a misstep, or a moment of cluelessness that causes injury. Don't dig in, make excuses, whitewash, or feign ignorance. The art of apology can turn things around when done well.

Recognize That You Did Something Wrong

You did it. You know...

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Let’s Talk About Gratitude - Even Better, Let’s Practice It! personal development stoicism Nov 17, 2016

Let’s talk about gratitude. Not the mindless act of saying “Thanks” when someone passes the salt, but the mindful act of acknowledging and truly appreciating the people and situations that make up every moment of our lives.

As I write this, Thanksgiving is a week from today. For...

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Checking Our Intention & Motivation personal development stoicism Nov 14, 2016

It’s not a bad idea for creative people, like you and I, to pause from time to time and check our motivation and intention. Why are we practicing and sharing our craft? What’s it for?

Do we want to be noticed? Accepted? Praised? Rewarded?

Uh oh, better check ourselves! This path never...

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10,000 Hours to Mastery, But 20 Hours Gets You Started! personal development Nov 01, 2016

“The 10,000 Hour Rule” was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers. I believe in it. It takes a lot of practice to achieve a level of mastery in any complex task that requires higher cognitive thinking.

Learning a language, becoming a...

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