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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 […]

Taking the Stage at BookExpo America

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This week at BookExpo America in New York City, The User’s Guide to Being Human is being honored with two awards that herald its release: The 2012 International Book Award for “Best New Self-Help Book,” and The 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards “Motivational Book of the Year.” Monty Hall, game show host of Let’s […]

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 […]

Presence Of Mind (The Stone Series, Part V)

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I was tromping about through Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree National Monument when I stumbled upon this ancient stone one who seemed to be gazing out at the vast expanse before us both. I heard the words of Confucius in my head. “No matter where you go, there you are.” I was reminded of the […]

Into the Light of Day

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In one day, the book project that I have spent the last five years developing is to be released online and in stores around the United States. In all honesty, I find myself rather nervous about the whole thing. How will it be received? It’s like sending my child out to his first day of […]