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The Re-Birth of Philosophy and Living a Life Well Lived

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. When we say the word philosophy we generally think of ancient wisdom. Ancient thinking and wisdom that has been passed down and was really only relevant at that point in time in Ancient history 2000+ years ago. And I think that’s unfortunate. I think that philosophy is incredibly useful and that philosophy is necessary to living a life well lived. Aristotle, a famous philosopher, argued that a genuinely happy life required the fulfillment your own physical and mental well-being.   Where Do We Go From Here? I believe that there is a ...

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Is Your Work and Career Just a Game? Here Are Two Popular Paths

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Types of People I believe there are two types of people when it comes to the world of work and careers. We have the people that view it as a game, and realize that in order to do that type of work in which they are doing they must tap into some natural skills that they are already proficient and adept at. Their job is simply to be like a chess piece on a board and understand the landscape. By understanding the politics of the arena in which they are ...

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Dale Carnegie on How to Stop Worrying and Start Living in 5 Minutes

The worried person must lose himself in action lest he wither in despair Click to Tweet   Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. This is a quote by the great author Dale Carnegie, and the quote itself is from the book How To Stop Worrying and Start Living. I want to share the key lessons that I took out of this read. First of all, I think that the concept of worry is absolutely fascinating. I have another video on how to reduce your stress and stop being so busy. However, what Dale Carnegie talks about in ...

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3 Levels of Human Evolution: How to Get More by Trying Less

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. I want to talk about one of the foundational lessons that I’ve learned and concepts I’ve really experimented with when it comes to getting more of what we want out of life. It could be money, fame, achievement, success, whatever it is we want. It all happens in these three levels of consciousness of evolution — levels of your own personal development. We can break these down into three levels. If we understand what these three levels are, how to move from one level to another, and what the ...

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Recovering from Rejection: The Painful Truth

Total Reading Time:  4 minutes. We’ve all faced rejection at least one point in our lives. We are vulnerable. Thanks to electronic communications, we are at risk of rejections in all shapes and sizes from social media, or dating apps, where we are connected to millions of people. No matter what size or where the rejection came from, it still hurts. This was something that I wrote back in the day…   Recovering from Rejection Today is one of the first times I’ve ever felt true, disappointing, gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, rejection. I’m sort of numb and confused. While I’ve definitely experienced my fair share ...

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3 Magic Self-Awareness Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now

Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. I want to discuss this idea of emotional intelligence. This idea of increasing your self-knowledge and your self-awareness. At this stage we all know the importance of emotional intelligence. In fact, we know now based on the science of it that your IQ is pretty much fixed. By the time you’re done being an adolescent, that IQ that you have is mostly permanent. What we do know though is that your emotional intelligence (EQ) is malleable.     It can change, it can grow, it can increase, whereas your IQ is quite ...

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Surprising Ways Investing in Yourself is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Information without implementation is absolutely useless. Click to Tweet   Audio/Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  5 minutes. Greetings. I’m Arman Assadi. Welcome to our very first… I don’t know what we’re going to call these. It’s not quite a podcast. It’s like a minicast, an audiocast. We’ll call it a minicast. How about that? Welcome to our first minicast. Today’s topic is really important — about what the number one thing you need to be investing your money and hard-earned cash into. You work, you work, you work, you make money, and then you have to decide ...

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Who Really Knows You? For Most the Answer Is Hard to Swallow

Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. “But what does it all mean, Basil?” The famous line by the one and only Austin Powers. The meaning of things is a key question the curious often ask. We often find that the more curious we are, the more answers we find. But often the more answers we find, the more questions we’re left with, and this is one of the curious mysteries of life. Ironic, isn’t it? I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein (Tweet this) We all have these moments where we transcend and look deeper, beneath the ...

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Floatation/Isolation Tanks: The Odd New Secret to Upgrading Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Total Reading Time: 14 minutes. Let’s get weird. Float tanks. Sensory deprivation tanks. Isolation tanks. I’m not one to argue over nomenclature, so let’s keep it simple with float tank. Well, they’re here, and they’re taking over every hipster neighborhood in the world by storm. Facetiousness aside, this topic is exploding and for good reason. Float tanks vary, but in general you will find a large tank filled with warm, body temperature water and around 1,000 pounds of epsom salt (here’s the Wiki). They are designed to shut out all light and sound, i.e., you are fully isolated and disconnected. ...

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Have You “Made It”? Musings on Goals Post-Amalfi Coast

Total Reading Time: 2.5 minutes. It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. – Echkart Tolle, from The Power of Now (Tweet this!) Home again. Visited 10+ different cities/sites in about two weeks all throughout Italy, and now slowly been getting back into the normal rituals until the next trip. Florence was by far my favorite. But this was only until the conclusion of the trip—which ended with the beautiful wedding of my close friends in Ravello—a small town on the Amalfi Coast. It was magical. The scenery and architecture is the stuff of ...

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