Category Personal Growth

Improving ourselves improves the world around us. Looking for inspiration? From curated TED Talks to stories of thought leaders providing actionable advice, there’s no better place to start your personal growth journey than right here.

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Neutralizing Weaknesses: How to Get Ahead in Whatever Game You’re Playing

In life, as in tennis, a degree of self-awareness, openness to feedback, and acknowledgement of our weaknesses is critical. But in our perfection-driven world, how can we relinquish that need for perfection and cultivate a culture where weaknesses are seen as a fact of life and embraced? Here's the key: when we build a life that lets us play to our strengths, we'll find ourselves ahead in whatever game we are playing.
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Lesson From a Blockbuster Movie

What is the story that you are telling yourself about the things that bother you? Are you facing financial problems, relationship issues, health concerns, career stagnation? How do you face each of these? What happens to you is important. The story you tell yourself about what happens to you is much more important.
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15 Simple Ways to Enhance Brainpower When You Lack Focus

How powerful is your brain? Is there room for improvement in grasping ideas quicker, making better decisions, and solving challenges more effectively? Brainpower is what makes you, well, you. It is your intelligence that makes you think, learn new skills, and adapt to changes. It is the sum of your mental abilities—your intellectual capacity. It is a muscle just like any other in our bodies, and like with any muscle, the more you strengthen it, the more powerful it becomes. Here are 15 tips to enhance your brainpower starting right now.
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Your Life Is One Continuous Mistake, Just Like Everyone Else’s with Sunni Brown (Episode #154)

Sunni Brown is an intrepid and inspiring “creative” who is zooming through our world, project after project, sparking bursts of hidden potential everywhere she goes. She was named one of the “10 Most Creative People” on X (formerly Twitter), and she has been featured in every major U.S. publication: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and CBS Sunday Morning, the latter of which has celebrated her work twice! And so will you, once you’ve enjoyed her infectious positive energy.
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4,000 Years of Wisdom and We’re Still Learning with Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde (Episode #152)

Dr. Pamelo Ayo Yetunde demonstrates why we are right to look for answers to our modern problems in timeless wisdom, some of it thousands of years old. She brings together her insights from the world’s greatest wisdom traditions, philosophies, and religions to help others find peace-of-mind, timeless truths, and clarity amid the often daunting chaos in our times.
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Championing Radical Neighborliness with Michael Wood-Lewis (Episode #151)

Does your neighborhood or community feel like one where everyone has each other’s back, or do you barely know anyone enough to say “hello?” Our guest today, Michael Wood-Lewis, is the co-founder of Front Porch Forum, a platform where 2/3rds of households in Vermont are choosing to come together with their neighbors. Whether it's finding lost pets, locating free building materials, volunteering to rebuild after disasters, or discovering a reliable plumber, the strength and bonds that are forming are a model for the future. Here’s inspiration and possibility at its best.
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Fresh Remedies for Relationship Struggles with Andy Chaleff (Episode #150)

Today we talk with author Andy Chaleff about some fresh remedies for our relationship struggles. The points of friction in our relationships can feel like a broken record and have us stuck, or worse, on the brink of heartbreaking separations. But Andy’s insights are so helpful, simple and inspiring that they will make you feel like a path is appearing.
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