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David Hume: Balanced skepticism

David Hume: Balanced skepticism

If you judged David Hume the man by his philosophy, you may judge him as disagreeable. He was a Scottish philosopher who epitomized what it means to be skeptical – to doubt both authority and the self, to highlight flaws in the arguments of both others and your own. By all measures, however, in spite…
How to fully commit to goals that terrify you

How to fully commit to goals that terrify you

“Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli — — — There’s a shift that must happen within. Something clicks-in and your brain and biology can never go back. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original…
Build your life around what matters most to you

Build your life around what matters most to you

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs Each day, you’re given 86,400 seconds to make the most of. You’re given the latitude to pursue what you want, even if it only ends up…
4 tips to help you find meaning at work

4 tips to help you find meaning at work

Work. It wakes us in the middle of the night, it consumes a majority of our days, and yet we rely on it to provide for the actual life we want to lead. Given its significance and presence in your life, it’s sad to experience work as empty or, worse, dreadful — sapping energy from…
Permission to fail: Experience it, recognize it, recover from it

Permission to fail: Experience it, recognize it, recover from it

Five years ago, I tipped the scales at over 300 pounds. Now, you should never hate your body, but you shouldn’t lie to yourself when it’s unhealthy, and my weight was unhealthy for both my life and career. My work focuses on a daily recommitment to core leadership values, and how could I stand in…
Are you spray painting the red flags hot pink? A few ways to know

Are you spray painting the red flags hot pink? A few ways to know

There’s not a soul on this planet that gets it right all of the time. It doesn’t matter how intuitive, cautious, insightful, or clairvoyant you are. There’s a wild amount of unknown in the choices of our daily lives. Which means … you’re going to get it wrong. You’re going to do it wrong. You’re…
The most professional way to admit you were wrong

The most professional way to admit you were wrong

No matter how skilled you are at your profession, how long you’ve been killing it in the workforce or how often you go above and beyond your job description — mistakes happen. Though you might consider yourself a boss and a superhero at the top of your game, at your core, you are thoroughly human…
10 tweaks to your morning routine that will transform your entire day

10 tweaks to your morning routine that will transform your entire day

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control. Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day. The researchers found that self-control and energy are not…
The two words that will lead you to success and happiness

The two words that will lead you to success and happiness

Seriously: Just two words. Seems like this should be a very short post, right? Here’s the quick and dirty: The word “yes” leads to happiness. The word “no” leads to success. Here’s why. For happiness say yes “Yes” creates opportunity. Saying yes a lot makes more things happen. And research shows that lots of little good…
Eliminate failure with mental simulations

Eliminate failure with mental simulations

Chris Hadfield has orbited Earth over 2,000 times and spent close to 4,000 hours in space. He’s arguably the most famous astronaut of our age, and his work has shed an intimate insight into what we know about the experience of life beyond the surface of our planet. Naturally, being an astronaut isn’t easy. It’s…

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