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The Art of Travel Blogging with Tom Divers, Vietnam Coracle

Tom shares his eight-year journey growing Vietnam Coracle into one of Vietnam’s top travel resources.

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The Counterintuitive Life Lessons of Obituaries

Reading hundreds of obituaries over the years has taught me three lessons about living well.

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The In-Between

Changing an identity feels like death. From the hero’s journey, we know it IS death. But at the end of the tunnel new life awaits.

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The Pull-Up Principle

Motivation is closely tied to our expectation of success.

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Now Showing

What you do now is infinitely more inspiring than what you say you’ll do in the future.

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#3 What I Learned from Asking 30 People about their Perfect Day

Most people just want four things: connection, autonomy, progress and a peaceful state of mind.

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Vacuums

Before bringing in the new we must create a vacuum.

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The Joker’s Journal

What career switchers can learn from Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Natalie Portman and other great actors.

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First Intelligence by Simone Wright

Intuition is not a mystical power held by a few, but rather an innate tool that we need to exercise daily.

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Guardrails

Left unattended, our strengths can quickly become weaknesses.

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Trying Not to Try by Edward Slingerland

Success does not always come from thinking, trying or striving harder.

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Making Your Perfect Day a Reality

Design a day full of small wins, and your perfect day is right around the corner. Here are eight exercises to help you do so.

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What’s Your Perfect Day?

Unlock your perfect day with these 10 questions.

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No Matter What, A Beautiful State

How can we enjoy life not only when everything goes our way, but also when things don’t?

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Which Gives More Security: Money or Friends?

Investing in money or friends is a false dichotomy – of course we should invest in both. But which gives more security?

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Outsight, then Insight

“Outsight, much more than reflection, lets you reshape your image of what you can do and what is worth doing.” – Herminia Ibarra

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Evaluating Your Perfect Day

Did today matter? Why or why not?

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The Mathematics of Gift

Gifting has an exponential ripple effect.

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On Waking Up Late

When I’m not living my perfect day, I’ve learned to examine the context surrounding my behavior, and question the assumptions behind not only my perfect day but what conventional wisdom says is good, right and acceptable. Most of all I’ve learned to forgive myself.

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Let’s Crush “Crushing It”

Before using ready made phrases I’ll pause and think: do they expand or shrink the listener’s worldview? Do they invite or mute conversation? What worldview do they enforce? Better yet, I won’t use them at all.