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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

Evan Harrel - Give compassion a try. tips from podcast guests Aug 20, 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 Evan Harrel, co-founder of the Center for Compassionate Leadership. Tune into the entire conversation ...

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"Thank you for sharing your perspective." creativity personal development stoicism Aug 18, 2021

Let's be clear. Feedback is important.

If you're going to get better at making a bigger difference, you must seek and reflect on the insights and questions shared by learned and trusted friends and fellow travelers.
But not all feedback is created equal, and all too often, the volunteered comments...

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Beyond Destiny personal development stoicism Aug 16, 2021

Do you believe in destiny? I do.

I'm not alone. Several philosophical and spiritual disciplines argue that personal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal events unfold as they are meant. Many quantum physicists concur that the cosmos and everything in it are ruled by determinism.

An implication of...

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Chris Gill - Redefining Legacy stoicism tips from podcast guests Aug 13, 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 Christopher Gil, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at Exeter University. Tune into the entire...

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The Downside of Positive Thinking personal development Aug 11, 2021

We can probably agree that negative self-talk does not serve our efforts to improve ourselves or improve our well-being. My guess is that fewer of us would agree that positive thinking can have the same unhelpful effect.

That's okay. I'm not sharing these reflections for agreement. I'm searching...

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What is the difference you can't stop making? personal development Aug 09, 2021

About ten years into my career as a full-time professional musician, I decided I'd had enough. Playing out 300 days a year, crappy meals, crappier lodging, cranky bandmates, fickle audiences, and slippery venue owners had me feeling burned out and over it.

I announced my decision to quit music...

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Natalie Nixon - Be a clumsy student of something. tips from podcast guests Aug 06, 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 Natalie Nixon, author of The Creativity Leap. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[Natlie] You...

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Heeding the Call personal development Aug 04, 2021

What is vocation?

Vocation is derived from the Latin verb vocare, which means "to call." The question then arises, if vocation is a calling, where does it come from?

I spent my early working life looking for my vocation externally. I thought that being a school teacher would give my...

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Difference-Making From the Inside Out personal development Aug 02, 2021

Difference-makers like us strike a posture that is often outward-facing. We're generous and eager to serve. We care, and we give.

But there's a danger to this approach. Unselfish magnanimity has its limits. If you give and give and give, at some point, you will simply give out. 

What to do?

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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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