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The Power of Transience personal development stoicism Feb 16, 2022

I don't know about you, but I spend waaaaayyyy too much time waiting. 

What about you? Do you spend too much time waiting? What are you waiting for?

If I'm honest, most of the time, I'm waiting for the "right time." Does that ring true for you too?

What's that about?

When is...

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Are you lost? personal development Feb 14, 2022

Are you lost?

Your first response might be, "Of course not. I know just where I am. I'm [INSERT LOCATION HERE]."

But on a soul-level, your journey of becoming, defining where you are is more complicated.

If you're rethinking or nearing the end of your occupational or familial role, defining...

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Saurabh Mithal - "You don't need a certificate." personal development Feb 11, 2022

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 Saurabh Mithal, founder of Passionately Curious. Tune into the entire...

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Have you forgotten the journey? personal development storytelling Feb 09, 2022

I was introduced to Homer's Odyssey in the 7th grade. I read and reread it many times, captivated by the bravery and cunning of Odysseus and the fantastic trials he and his crew endured.

The story arc of The Odyssey follows the hero's journey. It's a tale about someone called...

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The Midwife of Your Potential
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The Midwife of Your Potential personal development stoicism Feb 07, 2022

A mentor once told me that a coach turns on lights and opens doors for others.

That never really rang true for me.

Yes, a good coach (or teacher, or leader) helps you see what you don't see. A great one makes it impossible for you to unsee it. The best generously and empathetically amplify...

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Let Your Life Speak personal development Feb 06, 2022

Have you ever been admonished? I sure have.

An admonition is a scolding. A signal that you're bumping up against expectations.

But an older meaning of admonition is to exhort—to strongly urge to a duty.

A good admonition reminds us that we've forgotten something important and...

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Andrea Sampson - "Step into the idea you have." tips from podcast guests Feb 04, 2022

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 Andrea Sampson, founder of Talk Boutique. Tune into the entire conversation here...

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The Antidote to Loneliness personal development Feb 02, 2022

 "The cure for loneliness is solitude."—Marianne Moore

How do you feel when you're alone?

Human beings are inherently social creatures. We need the presence of others as much as we need food, water, clean air, and protection from the elements.

Isolation, whether physical...

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The Problem with Confidence
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The Problem with Confidence personal development stoicism Jan 31, 2022

I used to think that confidence was something you either had or you didn't—something you were born with or weren't. And me? I had it. I was born ready.

In Latin class I learned that we get the word confidence from confidere which translates most directly as "with full (or intense)...

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Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom - Focus, Flow, & Fun tips from podcast guests Jan 28, 2022

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 Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom, founder of Mindful Employer. Tune into the entire...

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How to Beat Mediocrity personal development Jan 26, 2022

Mediocrity is a fascinating word. How do you define it?

For me, to be mediocre is to settle for the seductive sufficiency of the status quo. Things are neither good nor bad. Everything, including you, is just fine the way it is.

But the etymology of the word provides additional juiciness.

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Don't Seize the Day
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Don't Seize the Day personal development stoicism Jan 24, 2022

Like many, I was introduced to the concept of carpe diem by Robin Williams in his role as an inspiring teacher in the movie The Dead Poets Society. Actually, when the movie came out, I was trying very hard to be that kind of teacher at a small private school in New England.

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