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Self-Improvement

Run, Do Not Walk, to TED!

A while back I stumbled upon an amazing website, a website I can honestly and without doubt say is my absolute favorite website, ever. The site is TED (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design). Begun in 1984, TED is an annual conference, held in Long Beach, California, that initially brought together people from the worlds […]

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Asking the Most Important Productivity Question

If you’re like me, you’ve read and studied a gazillion different personal and professional productivity approaches offered by countless experts, or supposed experts, in the field. And if you’re also like me, most of them don’t work. Or at least they don’t work exactly as described. Why? Because everyone is unique and therefore everyone’s approach […]

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The Principles of Life

I have been a lifelong consumer of self-improvement (personal development) information. In an effort to continually improve myself I’ve read books, watched videos and DVD’s, participated in discussion groups and seminars, reflected on spiritual and philosophical teachings, attempted to practice what I have learned, researched the internet, and thought long and hard about how to […]

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The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism

The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism By James Geary Published by Bloomsbury USA Quotes and aphorisms have always fascinated me. There’s something compelling about short, concise wisdom that packs a punch that longer prose might not. For those people like me who worship these forms of writing, I urge you […]

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Listen To The Music Along The Way

This video utilizing a recording of the late Alan Watts is brilliant. It highlights something that I’ve been talking and writing about for quite some time. Our entire educational system is based on the constant grading (ranking) of individuals while at the same time dangling the carrot of supposed “success” in front of the students as […]

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It’s Your Opinion That Matters

In my previous The Uniqueness That Is You post, I talked about how important it is to celebrate your uniqueness. Closely related to celebrating your uniqueness is understanding that, ultimately, only your opinion matters. Much of the suffering we force upon ourselves stems from our irrational need to impress others, even when those others are […]

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