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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 Apolo, where the ancient Greeks sought prophetic insight from the...

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The Burnout Solution personal development stoicism Jul 08, 2021

Become the curator of your experience, the steward of your perception, and an agent of your destiny.

A time-tested and scientifically vetted 3-step antidote to overwhelm and burnout by framing and making better decisions.

Stillness in the Storm

Life in the ancient world was full of...

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What is freedom really? personal development stoicism Jul 07, 2021

What is freedom really?

I find this question difficult to answer.

Many, including me, too often take freedom for granted. It's not just a privilege we enjoy. It's an entitlement promised by Declarations and protected by Constitutions.

And yet, many are not allowed to fully partake of these...

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Why I run at the Cemetery personal development stoicism storytelling Jun 17, 2021
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Rhetorically Speaking personal development stoicism storytelling Jun 07, 2021

In the ancient western world, the art of persuasion and influence was taught through rhetoric and was most often employed in political discourse and philosophical debate. Today we still see rhetoric used in marketing and mass media.

The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, developed three types...

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Is time on your side? personal development stoicism May 24, 2021

Time, like most things, is a construct. It's simply a story.

There's no agreement amongst physicists or philosophers about whether or not time is a fundamental absolute. Even amongst those who argue that time exists, there's wide disagreement about what it is and is not.

The ancient...

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Rethinking Authority personal development stoicism storytelling May 12, 2021

For good reason, many are questioning authority these days. For far too long, authority has been unfairly and unjustly distributed.

We should, and we must, cease this historical pattern and work together to extend privilege and opportunity to everyone, starting with those from whom it has been...

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People are fascinating... personal development stoicism Apr 14, 2021

The world is full of people who malign, disparage, frustrate and ignore you. How do you handle that?

I’ve put up with a fair number of *ssholes in my time. Whiners, posers, liars, and assorted other bad actors are a daily diet in all of our life’s endeavors.

I used to really...

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Be the thermostat... personal development stoicism Apr 07, 2021

Equanimity is one of my favorite words.

First of all, it's fun to say. Seriously. Say it aloud several times. It's a word that ping-pongs around your mouth like a pinball. It starts with hitting the back of your mouth, careens to the roof, and bounces off your closed lips back to the top...

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