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Receiving Your Own Gifts

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Imagine taking your greatest interpersonal gifts—those talents and attributes that most positively affect the lives of others—and putting them in a special box through which they could be instantly acquired by anyone who received them. Which gifts would you put in the box? Would they have to do with the way you support people, or […]

The Art of Actualization (The Stone Series, Part IX)

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“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” — ANTHONY ROBINS, author and motivational speaker (1960-Present) Have you ever had a great idea, yet found it difficult to birth it into the world? Do you […]

Riding the Tides of Life (The Stone Series, Part VII)

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As a boy, I spent hours on end during the summer days body surfing and boogie boarding along the Southern California coast. No two waves were ever the same. What might I make of each one that came my way? What kind of style could I bring to the natural power that made itself temporarily […]

The Barefoot Warrior (The Stone Series, Part VI)

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I believe I might have developed a new publishing genre: the fictional autobiography written under the pen name of its protagonist. Through my own experience of writing such a book, I’ve found that it can be a very empowering process whether you intend to publish or not. I wrote my first draft of The Barefoot […]

The Fraud

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At various point along my path I find myself feeling like a fraud. These moments usually come when serving in positions of leadership, or as a teacher, mentor, parent, or expert of some kind. I see people counting on me for something that I haven’t yet fully developed. I give one hundred percent of myself […]

A Change of Wardrobe

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Have you ever noticed that many of us have a tendency to spend a fair bit of time in clothes that other people designed? Some of these clothes we wear on our bodies. Some may include slogans—on tee shirts for example. Some we wear as attitudes and beliefs. Some we wear as agreed upon possibilities […]

The Art of Sculpting Your Life (The Stone Series, Part IV)

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Michelangelo once said, “every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Each and every one of us is a sculptor of the most important kind. We chisel away at our lives with every action. The question is, to what extent are we conscious […]

The Stone Series (The Stone Series, Part III)

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The User’s Guide To Being Human: The Art and Science of Self explores the extraordinary human capacities with which were were born, yet had little time to formally develop while we were busy acquiring knowledge in our modern system of education. For example, we sometimes hear the phrase, “most people only operate about about 4% […]

Harvesting an Epic Failure (The Stone Series, Part II)

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Last week, I was about 20 minutes into a lecture on “Focus” when I realized that I was giving what might very well have been the most discombobulated presentation of my entire career. Standing there before a roomful of people who had come to learn about focus, speaking in real time to keep from entering […]

Work While You Sleep: Setting Dream Intentions (The Stone Series, Part I)

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In writing The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self, I did a fair bit of work for the book in my dreams. For example, I knew I had about 3 pages for a section on “The Nature of Reality,” which was the setup for The Art of Authenticity chapter. Exploring […]