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Every beginning Requires an end to What wasn't working

The Power of Dead-Ending

The governing dynamic of change, I assert, is reaching a dead-end. We are all familiar with the concept of “hitting bottom,” but only those who’ve been there truly appreciate its power. Hitting bottom isn’t just for alcoholics, where the term is used widely in AA. It’s for all of us. The reason all of us…

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They don't work for money But for whatever fuels Their deepest dreams and desires

Why You Can’t Find/Retain “Good People”

Why should people want to work for you? At one time in the company’s history, Zappos had a wild feature they used to ensure engagement of new recruits. They called it, “The Offer.” Following the four-week training period, they offered new employees a $2,000 check to quit. You read that right. The late Tony Hsieh,…

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If every point of view Becomes more and more valid Then one day none will be

Making Sense of Our World

The mess the United States is in right now began over 500 years ago, with the invention of the printing press. If you let me explain (this is a long one!), you’ll gain a profound metaperspective that makes sense of what appears crazy, but isn’t. I find great peace in that and perhaps you will,…

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Accept me as I am Cries the love-starved child In each of us

How We Stay Small

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were joyous. I’ve got an article today that will help you level up your power. Related, I want to first announce the upcoming live course, Claiming Self-Authority: Access to Authentic Power, which begins January 7, 2021. If you’ve considered becoming a member and want to start 2021 powerfully, this is an opportunity.…

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The hot coal you throw/At whom you judge/First burns you

Are You Backfiring?

A while back I wrote about the Backfire Effect. The effect, in short, is that when we receive information that doesn’t support what we want to believe, we tend to double down on the false belief. Recently about 70 million people in the U.S. voted for Donald Trump and many suffer from the Backfire Effect. It’s…

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What if you had all the power you needed by give too much away?

Stop Enabling Bullies

I was bullied a lot as a kid, and I want to tell you a story about power. Seventh grade had just ended. Even more than the summer sun, freedom and excitement filled the air, but not for me. I quietly sat on the bus home, harassed yet again by who we’ll call Z. Z…

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We mistake money For Freedom and imprison Ourselves with Debt

Did You Get The Message About Money?

Life is teaching us about money right now. Are you getting the message? Perhaps I can help translate. We heard a lot about how many people live “paycheck-to-paycheck” in the news when COVID hit. Statistics range from 40-80% and other data back it up. In 2019, Americans carried an average of $6,124 in revolving credit…

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If you always like your leader They may being Too easy on you

Exactly How Democracy Is Broken

Trump seems to be the most controversial president in history and I think it’s perfect. Don’t get me wrong, when he was elected, I had a hard time accepting the reality at first. Many people still suffer over this, though, and perhaps this will help if it doesn’t offend and outrage you first. The American,…

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You can paddle anywhere In the rushing river But it knows your destiny

Did Jerry Garcia Die For Your Sins?

What do Jesus and Jerry Garcia have in common? Yes, they were both iconic leaders, and died relatively young. They were both deified, too, but the most relevant similarity is going to surprise you. I’m going to be tough on Garcia, so before I go on, I must say he was one of the greatest…

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The freedom you seek Doesn't need defending It needs realizing

Can You Be Free and Wear a Mask?

In what way is it entirely predictable that the United States would handle the pandemic worse than any other country in the world? If you can think paradigmatically, it makes perfect sense. I’ll explain. The U.S. is the only country in the history of the world to be founded on the rights of the individual.…

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