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The Wonder is in Your Eyes, Not in the Scene!

Could the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences matter more than the experiences themselves? It seems all we need is a little perspective and mindset shift to make the most of life. Here's an incredible story of how one man did exactly that.
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Non-Speaking Valedictorian Gives College Commencement Speech

College commencement ceremonies highlight the transition from being a student to going out into the real world. The moving speech at Rollins College – a private college in Winter Park, Florida – on May 8, 2022, admonished the graduates to use their own voices and serve others. It was especially poignant because the valedictorian is a non-speaking autistic woman who never said a word.
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Why Shared Struggle is Awesome: Secrets of the Spartan Races with Marion Abrams (Episode #92)

Marion Abrams sees people turn enormous struggle into personal leaps forward, in almost every aspect of her work with the famous Spartan Races. Turns out, we don’t even have to be going for “super athlete” status to be transformed. In this interview she completely upends what we may think about the Spartan movement and her insights point to how any of us can find the awesomeness in friends, family, co-workers and even strangers by finding a role in a Spartan event.
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A New Way to Measure Success in the Gratitude Economy

Many of us in the Gratitude Economy have a cherished thank you note on our desk, or a tender voicemail of gratitude that we haven’t erased. In fact, if you are going the extra mile for folks, you probably get many “tender comments” from people whose lives you’ve improved. In this video you’ll learn how to use these metrics as a measure of success, instead of focusing on money… and why that matters.
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Six Facets of Wonder

Jeffrey Davis shows us how to bring more wonder in our live using 6 paths: openness, curiosity, bewilderment, hope, connection, and affirmation.
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Good Vibes at the DMV

Brittney-Nichole shows us how putting good intention into our actions can create amazing positive ripple effects for those around you.
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