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Addressing fear and suffering

Let’s pull out the ole dictionary and look up fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. So if we fear suffering, fear in and of itself is an emotion that causes pain, thus suffering. Our crippling fears are creating suffering in…

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How to default to action

So tweeted something, and that something went crazy (for me). That tweet by itself got over 750 retweets, 3,000 likes, and 100,000 impressions. I knew I liked the quote, but I had no idea it would resonate as it did. I’ve been thinking about this concept for weeks, so I had to write about it…

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Having a mindset of gratitude

It’s so easy to let life get us down. Especially when you’re around others who have a negative mindset, it can be easy to forget all the things we have to be grateful for. When you express gratitude with regularity, you: amplify the feeling of happiness are generally more positive enjoy your experiences more make…

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Why you need a budget

Only 50% of Americans have a budget. When I went hunting for stats, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was a little surprised it was that high. That probably says more about my faith in Americans than anything, huh? When I’ve spoken to people about budgeting, it is almost always treated as if…

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Why you need to re-think your deeply held beliefs

A few months back I read a new book by Adam Grant called Think Again (aff). In this book, Adam’s theory is that re-thinking our beliefs will actually make us right more often. I found the book extremely interesting and it made me reexamine a few things for myself. Here are a few techniques for…

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You’re capable of more than you think

Today is a big week for me! I released my first ever eBook, which I hope all of y’all have gotten. If you haven’t, you can click this link and get 50% off still as members of my email list. If you’ve already purchased, thank you! I’d love it if you could leave a review….

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Create a legacy by setting goals – start TODAY

Goals help you set a direction. Goals (especially ones that line up with personal values) help you do things of meaning. Once your goals are set, you need a plan. You need to create a map to follow. Once you have a map, you’re on your way to creating something that’s bigger than yourself. Well,…

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Your phone addiction is killing your focus

Over 50% of people spend more than 5 hours on their cell phones daily (source). Yes, you read that right. We take them to bed with us. We text and surf while driving. We pull them out during meals. We even use them while in the bathroom. Our phones go everywhere with us and it’s…

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Avoiding cognitive biases in your decision making

Cognitive biases are unconscious errors we make that arise from errors in our thought process. They show up when we perceive things through the filter of our own experiences and preferences. A good example of a cognitive bias is paying attention to only news stories that confirm your belief. By curating what we see, we…

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