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Taming Irrationality: Why We Act Against Our Best Interests

Taming irrationality. Dive into cognitive biases, emotional influences, and brain mechanisms, using Romeo and Juliet as a vivid case study.

Have you ever found yourself making a decision you knew didn’t make sense, but you did it anyway? I know I have, and it’s something we all experience more often than we’d like to admit. In this article, I will explore why irrationality takes hold and what you can do about it. From the quirks […]

The Red Paperclip Success Story: 5 Essential Lessons in Resourcefulness

Collection of Red paperclips from the story of Kyle MacDonald and his resourcefulness

Imagine transforming a single red paperclip into a house. Sound impossible? It’s not just a fantasy — it’s a reality one man achieved through sheer resourcefulness and relentless creativity. Kyle MacDonald’s journey is more than just a series of trades; it’s a masterclass in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. What if you could do the same […]

3 Lessons I Learned from Jimmy Carter: Did You Always Do Your Best?

Photo of John R. Miles and President Jimmy Carter about the article Did You Always Do Your Best

In the annals of leadership and personal development, few stories resonate as profoundly as the encounter between a young Jimmy Carter and the formidable Admiral Hyman Rickover. This defining moment, etched into history, occurred during Carter’s interview for a position in the Navy’s burgeoning nuclear submarine program. Known for his exacting standards and relentless pursuit […]

Rising From the Ashes: 3 Ways Glenn Cunningham Raced to Greatness

Picture of Glenn Cunningham winning mile world record for Passion Struck podcast article

In life, we often find ourselves facing daunting challenges that threaten to derail our dreams and aspirations. Yet, amidst the trials and tribulations, some individuals not only survive but thrive. What sets these resilient souls apart? The answer lies in the potent combination of optimism and determination — qualities exemplified by Glenn Cunningham. Imagine being told […]

Shedding the Past, Shaping the Future: Mastering the Power of Letting Go

Woman releasing a plant into the air during sunrise showing the power of letting go

Have you ever stood at the edge of a decision, your heart racing with the sheer weight of it? That’s where I found myself—not on some grand cliff overlooking the ocean, but staring down the daunting task of letting go. The concept isn’t new, yet its significance is often underestimated until it stares us right […]

How You Build a Better Brain With the Power of Writing

person using the power of writing for intellectual clarity

Imagine a world where ideas are currency and clarity of thought is the measure of wealth. In this world, a simple pen isn’t just something to write with—it’s the magic wand that unlocks the true potential of what you think and feel. Today, I want to challenge you to think about how the power of […]

The Action-Oriented Mindset: Building Courage Through Doing

Group of workers showing how using an action-oriented mindset leads to incredible results

Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff, gazing into the vast expanse of your aspirations and dreams. Below lies a terrain brimming with potential for success and fulfillment. Yet, you hesitate, believing you need the wings of confidence to leap toward those dreams. This belief anchors many in place, trapped by the idea that […]

Acts of Service: The Secret Ingredient to Discovering Awe

Young girl performing acts of service helping a young boy off the ground

In a world increasingly seeking moments of transcendence and meaning, the concept of awe has never been more relevant. I had the opportunity to interview Dacher Keltner, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who explores this profound emotional experience in his latest book, aptly titled “Awe.” While many of us anticipate awe-inspiring […]

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