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Play your game. art of encore living personal development tga Jan 25, 2023

Play your game all in and full out.

That’s my mantra.

But what does that mean (and where does it come from)?

I was assigned the Bhagavad Gita in a 7th-grade world religions class.

I loved the story but didn’t fully understand all the references.

For instance, I remember asking my...

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Closing the Intention Impact Gap art of encore living personal development tga Jan 23, 2023

Ever had your feelings hurt or been frustrated by something that was said or done to you?

Have you ever hurt someone else’s feelings or frustrated them because what you said or did was misunderstood?

Why is that?

There’s a gap between the intention of your thoughts, words, and deeds...

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The Perils of Milestones art of encore living tga Jan 18, 2023

This is my 500th blog post.

Time to celebrate, right?

I’m not so sure.

When I began blogging, I didn’t define “success” by a specific number of posts (word count, readership numbers, etc.).

I began blogging to figure things out for myself and iterate and improve upon ideas...

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Leading With Authority? art of encore living personal development tga Jan 16, 2023

Leadership is different than authority.

Authority is assigned. You get elected, certified, or promoted with a title, some responsibilities, and some power over others.

Leadership is assumed. Anyone can embrace their agency and responsibility for their thoughts, words, and actions and step into...

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How to Pace Yourself art of encore living personal development tga Jan 11, 2023

Too many well-meaning difference-makers heed the gospel of grit and grind.

This is dangerous.

Following these false prophets only increases the likelihood of burnout or blowing yourself up.

If you’re working toward a worthwhile goal, some rigor is required.

But here’s what the...

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How to Be More Efficient art of encore living personal development tga Jan 09, 2023

Increasing your peak performance frequency and consistency is a recipe for disaster.

Achieving a new “personal best” daily can only lead to burnout or blowing yourself up.

For instance, elite marathon runners don’t train by trying to beat their previous day’s time day...

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The Perils of Hopium art of encore living personal development tga Jan 04, 2023

What is “hopium?”

Hopium is a portmanteau (blend of words to create a new term) of the words “hope” and “opium” used to describe a fictional drug to help one stay hopeful in times of stress.

But relying on hopium is as dangerous as the drug embedded within its...

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May the Force Be With You art of encore living personal development tga Jan 02, 2023

It's really challenging to get done what needs to be done to make a better living while making a bigger difference.

I find this especially challenging as an independent freelancer and solopreneur.

However, I've learned that you can get more done in the same amount of time or...

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The Certainty Trap art of encore living personal development tga Dec 28, 2022

We live in a world that appears to reward certainty.

“Confidence is belief in yourself. Certainty is belief in your beliefs.”—Kevin Ashton, How to Fly a Horse

You don’t have to look too long, hard, or far to witness powerful people prospering from certainty about...

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How to Never Get What You Really Want art of encore living personal development tga Dec 26, 2022

What do you want?

I mean, what do you really, really want?

That’s a wicked question (and wicked questions are hard to answer because the answer evolves as you move through randomness and time).

And how you move through randomness (AKA uncertainty) and time matters. It...

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How to Catalyze Your Progress art of encore living personal development Dec 21, 2022

Do you ever feel like your wheels are spinning but not getting any closer to where you want to be?

I sure do.

Quite often, actually.

And my usual response is to try to do more (and try to do it all faster).

What about you?

Here's the thing. Usually, I'm packing more sh*t into the car and stepping...

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The Complexity Tax art of encore living personal development tga Dec 14, 2022

Humans are enamored with complexity.

We’re creatures who love to add more.

Why?

The undisciplined pursuit of more provides seductive dopamine hits that feel good in the short term.

Although this robs you of the time and energy needed for the long-term pursuit of what you really want.

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