You’re Always Going to Be Yourself

What is the root of all self-hate, lack of confidence, and lack of self-trust? Wanting to be someone other than yourself. You believe, that if you change yourself and become someone radically different (by fixing your ‘problems’), life will be better. Don’t get me wrong – changing your perception...

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Why You Are No Better Than Anyone Else

When you’re as focused on self-development and improving your life as I am, inevitably, you’re going to start developing a bit of a big ego and a superiority complex. What happens is, since you’re taking on new habits and mannerisms to improve your life and feel happy within yourself, you begin to...

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Whatever Happened to Having Fun?

Somewhere between our growing obsession with performance and the desire to make life easier to handle, we’ve begun to snuff out the flame that made us want to live life in the first place. When’s the last time you sat in awe of a moment, and said to yourself, “Damn, I’m glad to be alive”? When’s...

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What Self-Trust Really Looks Like

“Gah! Why am I getting so distracted? Why can’t I just do what I say I’m going to do on my schedule!” It was another day of frustration for me. For some reason, I’d lay out a manageable – but full – schedule of things to do, and, yet again, I had disappointed myself. Facebook had distracted me...

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What is my Purpose in Life?

This is not the typical personal development post because it deals with questions that are fundamental to achieving true and lasting happiness. Most people who claim to be plugging into their identity have not answered these most basic questions. They do not have clarity of purpose and without that,...

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Today Is Your Funeral

You could die ten minutes from now and not even know it. Of course, you probably won”t, but realize this: there will be a point in your life where you”ll be strolling along, driving somewhere, or laying fast asleep, and you will die 10 minutes from then. It”ll come out of nowhere. And the book...

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The Search For Respect Ends Here

Respect. What does it mean to you? Are you chasing it through mindless pursuits? Is the respect from your family and friends your main indicator of success? Or do you have an entirely different point of view? Lately, I’ve spent a sickening amount of time contemplating why our world is so enamored...

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The Power of an Abundance Mindset

Having an abundance mindset is one of the key principles in order to lead a more fulfilling and realistic life. I say realistic because most people go through life in a scarcity mindset, they feel that there isn’t enough of a certain possession or goal to go around so they give up hope. In reality,...

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The Path of Identity

When I use the word identity, I don’t mean that which is form (name, race, weight) but that which is formless (core, essence, source etc). Your identity is the I Am in the statement “I Am”. I want to share the ‘path of identity’ from my perspective which will hopefully give you a clearer view of the...

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The Letting Go Challenge: Are You In?

One of the concepts that revolutionized my life was living in the moment. Heavily influenced by Eckhart Tolle’s the Power of Now, I made it my mission to immerse myself in the Now as much as possible. Unfortunately, I hit roadblock after roadblock. As it turns out, thinking about being present...

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The Dark Side of Confidence

In the personal development world it is generally accepted that confidence is a good characteristic  to have. No doubt, being self confident  has many benefits and plays a large role in the formula of success. I  know personally, that without faith in myself and my ability to write I wouldn’t be where...

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The Challenges Never Stop

I got into this process of self-improvement because I never wanted to have a bad day again. I wanted to create a utopia – in my mind – so the world could never hurt me in any way. I wanted a state of permanent happiness, of endless joy, and was willing to do all the studying it took of philosophy...

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The Art of Authenticity

“Just be yourself”, “Keep it real”, “Be Genuine” and so on. All phrases that we hear on a regular basis, but what do they really mean? What does it mean to be yourself? Being yourself, in simple terms, is being authentic and everything that comes with it, from acting through your core to not trying...

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The 7 Signs of Greatness

Everyone talks about people who are “great”. You hear people say, “Oh, well, Abe Lincoln was a great man,” or “Steve Jobs is a great CEO,” and so on down the line until you’re convinced that there’s something great about anyone in any leadership position. But most of us – 99.9% of us – will never...

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The 4 Fundamentals of Your Development

If you read any blog long enough (including this one), you’ll see many of the same themes and ideas pop up again and again. “You are enough”. Self-trust. Taking risks and learning from them. Being authentic. Facing your fears. Make yourself into the person you want to be. You...

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