Greatness Requires Consistency

I know, I know – I should be the last one to talk about consistency. I’m not the most consistent man on the planet, that’s for sure. However, I’ve achieved a fair amount of success. And I know that, in order to be successful, consistently doing the right thing is the key. I’m consistent in my study...

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Enough Acting: Embrace Your Vulnerability

I’m sick of all the acting that I (and the rest of humanity) do. I’m sick of the shells that we put up. I’m sick of the pretending, the posturing, and the placating. I’m sick of people hiding from who they really are and what they really feel because of what other people may think of them. I’m...

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Don’t Take Things Too Seriously

The rest of the world, including me, takes things way too seriously. So what if you fail at implementing self-improvement advice? I’ve failed countless times in my fight to get organized and acquire laser-like focus. So whut if you make a couple of speling errors or typos? It doesn’t change...

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Don’t Lose Your Edge

Warning: Do not read this post if you are looking for something immediately applicable for your life – instead, read on to see what the process of self-development looks like and what actually goes on in my head. For the past few weeks, a disturbing habit has crept up on me and has seized my life...

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Are You Making Life, Or Stealing It?

Since my last post on losing my edge and the ensuing swing back to defending and upholding my values, I’ve done some more introspection and discovered something disturbing about myself: I have been waiting for someone else to tell me when I’m good enough. Ergo, I haven’t been determining my own self-worth,...

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Are You Asleep – Or Are You Alive?

Are you happy with yourself? Like, honestly – truly happy? Even if you think you’re happy, read on and disregard the next sentence. It’s not your fault that you’re not happy. From the time that you have been born, you have been taught to be unhappy through a long, long process of social...

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30 Questions Guaranteed To Make You Think

Instead of giving you information that you want, I’m going to teach you something today by being indirect. Here’s the lesson: everything you need, every revelation I’ve had, and everything that I could possibly write about on this blog, ca n be found inside yourself. As in – with the proper...

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30 Day Trial: Building Language Awareness

I curse a shit ton. There I said it. It’s not a habit I’m particularly proud of, but my potty mouth has been a part of who I am for quite sometime. Whether it’s me littering my everyday conversation with words not allowed in church, or commanding my friends to kiss my ass, cursing plays a sizable...

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10 Things You Are Not

This site is all about plugging into your true identity, finding happiness in everyday life and being the person you want to be. To help with that mission, I wanted to point out all the things that we are not, fight club style. Don’t think of this as me wanting to bring negativity into your day,...

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7 Ways To Love Yourself

Take a quick look around the personal development world and you quickly find hundreds of amazing articles that aim to  help you in getting the most out of your day. You’ll find ways to change the world, how to quit your day job, dads with a passion for writing, and loads of other advice from awesome...

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7 Truths You May Be Running From

If I were to ask if you were a runner, what would you say? Before you answer let me be clear, I’m not referring to a person who goes out every morning and jogs a few miles. Instead, I’m talking about the person who runs away from the truths of everyday life. Whether you consider yourself a runner...

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7 Luxuries You May Forget You Have

I’m a firm believer in gratitude. Those who are grateful for the blessings in which they have tend to live a much richer and fulfilled life. I’ll be the first to admit I’m amazingly fortunate to have grown up in the reality in which I did. While I wish I could say that everyone had as many amazing...

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5 Ways to Plugin to Your Identity

This is a post that was always going to have to be written, and the one that I’ve been the most fearful of writing: the main reason being that helping people plugin to their identity is the backbone of this website. The reason I want to help people plugin to their identity is that there are so many...

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4 Reasons to Be Your Own Hero

“Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.” – Douglas Horton In personal development, there is one thing and one thing only that you can do in order to truly liberate yourself and raise your standard of living – and in case you hadn’t guessed it from the title of this post and the quote...

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Things You Should Say in Your Lifetime

I just love this article I’ve read recently on Forbes.com that I just have to share it with you. For some people, something like this may be more life-changing than accomplishing a whole bucket list of incredible feats. It’s all about the things you should say in your lifetime. And it’s not just about...

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The Importance of Play in Life

Ben Michaels, Ph. D. wrote this in his column on Huffington Post entitled, “The Four-Letter Word That Will Change Your Life”: “I’ve met people who wouldn’t send their children to a school that lacked an arts program, yet they never even consider that they themselves should be spending...

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