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Life Without an Inner Monologue: A Journey Into Silent Minds

A young girl who is sad because she experiences life without an inner monologue

Do you have a voice that constantly speaks to you throughout the day? Do you hear the thoughts in your mind without having to vocalize them? For most people, including myself, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’ This inner monologue is a constant companion, aiding in decision-making, problem-solving, and self-reflection. However, this inner voice can […]

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 […]

7 Workplace Gratitude Practices for Success and Happiness

four people experiencing workplace gratitude and job fulfillment.

In my journey to uncover the secrets of professional excellence and personal happiness, I’ve come to realize the transformative power of workplace gratitude. This revelation became even more profound during a fascinating conversation I had today with renowned author and Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein about his upcoming book, “Look Again,” which delves into the […]

Quiet Desperation: The Hidden Truth and 4 Ways to Break Its Chains

A man experiencing quiet desperation

Henry David Thoreau’s profound words, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” echo a stark reality in our modern, fast-paced society. We often find ourselves ensnared in a relentless cycle of monotonous work and fleeting leisure, all while pursuing materialistic achievements. This endless race for wealth, status, and possessions frequently culminates in a […]

Redefining Anxiety: Why Becoming the Anxiety Optimizer Can Fuel Your Success

woman who is an anxiety optimizer

When you hear “Anxiety,” what images flash through your mind? For many, it evokes a cascade of negative connotations: stress, worry, unease. It’s often visualized as a whirlwind of discomfort, a racing heart, a mind beset by doubt, or the persistent apprehension before major events like a crucial presentation or an important exam. In a […]

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