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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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The Midwife of Your Potential
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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The Problem with Confidence
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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Don't Seize the Day
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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Memento Mori
Memento Mori personal development stoicism Jan 17, 2022

Begin with the end in mind.

It's an idea often credited to the author and businessman Stephen Covey, but it’s been around much longer than he has.

Beginning with the end in mind encourages you to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and...

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Surrender personal development stoicism Jan 03, 2022

How are you?

There's abundant uncertainty in the world. What's your relationship with not knowing what's next? Have you considered surrender?

Surrender isn't giving up or giving in. Surrender is letting go of what was not yours in the first place.

What if, just for today, you let go of your...

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The Gift of Presence personal development stoicism Dec 27, 2021

The life of a difference-maker is rewarding, for sure. It's also challenging. There are endless opportunities, distractions, interesting problems to solve, and connections to consider.

The irony is, how you lean into navigating these "challenge opportunities" is what makes the work we do so...

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Navigating What's Next personal development stoicism Dec 08, 2021

As the year winds up, I’m reflecting on the past 12 months and planning for the next.

What about you?

How have things gone this year? What’s next for you and the difference only you can make?

Leveling up and making a living by making a difference is fraught. The age of pandemic...

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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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3 Tips for Living the Good Life personal development stoicism Jul 14, 2021

You're probably familiar (maybe painfully so) with my fondness for ancient wisdom. If so, you may have heard me reference the quote, "Know thyself."

This is the most well-known maxim inscribed above the entrance to the Temple of Apollo, where the ancient Greeks sought prophetic insight from the...

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