The "library"

Below you'll find my thoughts about:

  • finding your authentic voice,
  • overcoming your limiting beliefs,
  • doing your creative work,
  • and connecting with others.
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My attempts, in writing, to come to grips with everything surrounding creative self-expression.
How to Come Into Being
Find Your Voice

An Interintellect version of How To Become Your True Self, i.e., how to come into Being

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5 Ways You Can Deal With the Fear of Failure
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

When you stop resisting the fear—let it pass over you and through you—you'll come to find that there is nothing left but you. You're letting your subconscious know that it's OK to feel the fear. It's like saying to yourself, "See? You let it flow through you, but nothing bad happened!"

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How our educational system is like Procrustes' bed. One size fits all equals one size fits none.

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I was inspired by Joe Pulizzi - he talks about creating excellent content - so I made a mega checklist to help you go through your content.

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In this article, I'll tell you both why you compare yourself to others and the best (non-listicle) way you can stop doing so. Hint: the answer is in the title.

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What I strive for is 'Wealth in the form of Time.' There is only one 'Me,' and if I don't take control of my time, someone else will.

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Negative visualization is something I was forced to practice 4 years ago when my wife and I had our baby girl. Epictetus's example was all too real for us: “In the very act of kissing the child, we should silently reflect on the possibility that she will die tomorrow.”

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Write. Lift. Repeat. Every day I write. Every day I lift weights. The next day I repeat. Simple as that. #WriteLiftRepeat. Of course you can do something different than lifting weights. Like running, keto-diet, cooking, sleeping well, etc. Want to join the Challenge of #WriteXRepeat?

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I think we can create a brighter future by thinking of "Brighter Future" as a simple (but challenging) equation to be solved.

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Learn how to use (30-day) personal challenges as a system to really improve your life.

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I joined Toastmasters. Here's what I learned.

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Do You Have Imposter Syndrome
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

My 16 Takeaways from Lex Fridman's AMA on Imposter Syndrome

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He's so hard on himself at those times, many times my son believes everything he's making is a failure because it's not like he imagines it is. Then he destroys it or throws it around the room. Which happened this time too.

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What's the easiest way to be a unique educator? Well, to be yourself, of course!

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So, I bought a punching bag at my son's wish. Why? Well, over the last few months, our couch pillows weren't cutting it as punching objects anymore...

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Your thoughts are not hindered by themselves; they don't get stuck in a loop. Writing helps to separate the concepts into different parts.

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Extending yourself through content creation allows you to leverage the most valuable asset you own - you - to work for you while you sleep.

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So I went to Joe with the plan to have a short chat to get to know him. That small chat turned out to be a three-hour conversation!

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"You're not just any "asset," but an asset that you have full control over."

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Journaling prompts to get out of your head and into living and creating. Here are my 22 best journaling prompts for self-discovery, and self-improvement!

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I recently took an effort to consciously improve my writing. Julian Shapiro has an amazing resource. Here are my notes.

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The Robot and The Muse
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

As a creator, you want to create. To tell a Story. You have this urge in you that needs to bring to life a vision, a feeling, a message. No matter what else you do in life, this urge to create — this Muse — needs to express herself.

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That's why successful entrepreneurs preach like gospel, "You have to fail forward." Meaning you should not be afraid to fail.

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For a secondary channel, pick just one. This channel will be where you immerse yourself in a community, where you will post content daily.

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How to Be More Confident
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

Habits are the "secret sauce" to help you become more confident. Nick Wignall talks about four in particular that can help you.

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We're busy. So busy, we feel stressed. Is there a way to do all the things we want to do in our 'busy-ness,' but without stress? I think so.

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My dad frequently knew the route from memory, but I was eager to follow along on the map (and point out a quicker or alternative route).

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Like a flywheel, your life or business also captures energy that you can use to bring about change.

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Do you want to change or improve things in your life, business, or community? How is looking at all things as a process help? Let's find out!

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"When I'm really into the idea or topic, I regularly get out my notebook and start jotting down ideas or even an outline for the article to be written. During which I get ideas for other blog posts, which I then add to my ever-growing list of ideas."

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An atomic unit of production rarely lets you fall off the track, and when you do, it's super easy to get back on. Why? Because your unit of production is so clearly defined, small, and familiar, the threshold is low to start again.

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Journaling prompts for self-love.
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

Here are 11 Journaling prompts for self-love.

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You Do Matter
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

You're right, it is all meaningless- in a sense. Just like a single molecule or a rock, we humans mean nothing to the universe at large. We are so insignificant that it can be the most depressing thing you can think of. But there is hope.

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What others think about my writing

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