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How to Decide personal development Feb 17, 2020

What's your attitude and process toward decision-making?

Actually, making the case to be a decision-maker might be the place to start.

You don't have to decide, of course. But if you're going to make change happen or make progress in your endeavor, you must...

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Lessons Learned at the Modern Elder Academy personal development Feb 15, 2020

My wife, Lisa, and I had the privilege of recently attending a session of The Making of a Modern Elder program at Chip Conley's Modern Elder Academy.

Lisa and I arrived full of curiosity and eager to level up in our quest to gain clarity and skill in creating and contributing as modern elders.

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Speed Vs. Velocity personal development Feb 10, 2020

I often catch myself confusing or conflating speed and velocity. I mistake my going fast for making progress toward an intended target.

Here's the deal.

Speed is the rate at which an object covers distance. It's the distance traveled over a specified amount of time. Speed is ignorant of...

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Embracing Uncertainty personal development Feb 01, 2020

It seems as if the ‘right’ ideas, beliefs, or causes ‘win.’ Those in positions of authority or positioned as successful seem to earn that status through certainty and audacity.

But appearances are deceiving. They don't tell the whole story. And they don't have to define...

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Stillness in Motion personal development stoicism Jan 24, 2020

What do you do when you don't know what to do?

Discussing this question with friends led me to contemplate the virtues of both stillness and motion.

What do you do when you don't know what to do?

One perspective is that uncertainty about what to do next is an invitation to adopt a...

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Miners, Farmers, and Hunter Gatherers personal development Jan 24, 2020

Miners extract. They take and take until there's no more to take.

Farmers grow. They cultivate in pursuit of abundance and excess.

Hunter gatherers forage. They harvest what they need, taking care that what's taken will be replenished.

Historically, miners and farmers put in long days...

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What I've Been Reading - Winter 2020 book recommendations personal development Jan 20, 2020

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"Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Books are my go-to source for inspiration and information...

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What Pain Teaches personal development Jan 13, 2020

"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

Pain and suffering are real. Each is difficult to navigate. Either can break us temporarily or permanently.

But pain and suffering are not the same. Understanding the distinction can make all the difference.

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The Catastrophe of Self personal development Jan 06, 2020

The Catastrophe of Self

It happens over and over, again and again. I see it in the lives and work of those I serve and in my own endeavors. In our efforts to be and do better, what obstacle impedes our progress? What foe trips us up at the finish line? What force conspires against us?

"We have...

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Now What? personal development Jan 01, 2020

As we step into a new year and a new decade, many of us are considering stepping into new possibilities.

What are you starting today? Healthier habits? Better relationships? Meaningful work?

What I learned in 2019 is that I experience the greatest sense of wellbeing when I'm engaged in...

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What's your vision for 2021? personal development Dec 30, 2019

Progress in your endeavor must begin with answering this question, "What is your vision for a better world?" 

Answer that question for 2021 and establishing your mission, goals, strategy, and tactics for 2020 becomes much easier.

What's your vision for 2021? Who will...

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How to make 2020 the best year ever in your endeavor. personal development Dec 23, 2019

What are you doing to prepare for making 2020 the best year ever in your endeavor?

Here's some of what I did in 2019 that helped me fly higher with Creative on Purpose. I'd welcome hearing your thoughts on any of these tips!

I'd...

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