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09 Sep Six Ways To Next Level Your Life

If you know me, you know I'm all about progress and development. Even if I tried, I think it would be impossible for me to quiet my hunger for betterment. It's almost an obsession. Throughout my journey thus far, here are six specific things I've really found to make an impact on my life. If you're into becoming that next best version of yourself, this stuff will rock your world!!! 1) Read The War of Art I can’t talk enough about this book…and even its follow-up, Turning Pro. It unmasks the internal war we feel as we attempt to pursue our dreams and feel a lot of resistance. What is this resistance? How do we make sense of it? How do we overcome it? All in the book. Life changer. 2) Take the StrengthsFinder Assessment Go to www.gallupstrengthscenter.com and pay only $15 USD to take an assessment that will reveal to you your top 5...

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31 Aug What To Do When You Break A Commitment With Yourself

Last night I went to bed at around 11pm without having fulfilled on a recent commitment I made to write for 1 hour a day. My justification was, “I’m too tired. I didn’t realize I’d work so late.” I woke up a few hours later at around 2am feeling bad about not following through and decided to get myself out of bed and do it. It wasn't too late! As I sat on my couch in the pitch black with only the glow of my laptop for light, I reflected on why I almost backed out of my commitment. I thought back on other challenges I’d done. I wrote a song every day for 30 days just over a year ago without missing a day! So, where was that same audacity for follow-through? I remembered another challenge I did after my song challenge to run 2 miles every day for 30 days. For a...

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03 Apr The Size of Your Dream

No matter who you are or what you decide to take on, the size of your dream has an impact on how you experience the resistance that comes up against it. The bigger your dream, the bigger the resistance. The Law of Resistance - add that to your list, Newton. When it comes to the Two Sides of Being Yourself, this is that machinery side. It's the part of you that isn't unique but rather almost formulaic - to be figured out. You're so unique and divined with the task to contribute your specific  calling to our earth, yet if you can't master this force that comes up against you, you'll never be able to release your full giftedness to the world. “The paradox seems to be, as Socrates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery." -Steven Pressfield So, what about you? Have...

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02 Apr The Two Sides Of Being Yourself

This year I'm writing a book about being yourself. It's not just about being yourself, but in particular, the two sides of being yourself. Have you ever noticed that there's this side of you that's truly unique and yet at the same time a side of you that isn't unique at all? A side of you that is almost like machinery, reacting to fears and emotions and in need of mastering? Well, I have! Let me describe two situations that made me aware of my uniqueness and also my lack of uniqueness. Situation 1: I'm a university student. I'm walking in the courtyard shaded by palm trees at my university. In my hand is the report from a personality assessment I'd just taken. I'm walking and reading. Using scientific terms, it essentially tells me I am completely unique. Getting specific, it describes this certain thing that I'd always known to be true about myself but...

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25 Sep Is listening really the key to communication?

I had someone continuously ask me questions one night at a party as if following a structure she was taught rather than being genuinely interested in me. She 'listened' to me the whole time, but I didn't feel connected. It felt fake. It's Barbara Walters' 85th birthday, and I just read something by her that describes what I couldn't describe about how I felt that night. Thanks, Barbara. Happy Birthday. I happen to disagree with the well-entrenched theory that the art of conversation is merely the art of being a good listener. Such advice invites people to be cynical with one another and full of fake; when a conversation becomes a monologue, poked along with tiny cattle-prod questions, it isn’t a conversation any more. It is a strained, manipulative game, tiring and perhaps even lonely. Maybe the person doing the talking enjoys himself at the time, but I suspect he’ll have uncomfortable...

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