Tag 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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The Archer Who Never Missed

When you end up in a place you didn't intend, do you get down on yourself and lament where you should be instead? Here's a beautiful story of how you, too, can always hit bullseye. And your life will blossom as you do so.
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Map Out Your Happiness Journey: Dancing Through the Americas with Aliénor Salmon (Episode #80)

If you could do anything you wanted, what would it be? When Alienor Salmon was asked this question, she realized nothing would make her happier than to leave her job at the United Nations and travel through Latin America, learning from locals the dances of every country she visited along the way. On her journey, she saw how we humans constantly prioritize things that do not make us happy. But when we use happiness as a baseline for all our decisions, we can come alive.
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Image: A man smiling in front of a beautiful view. Intrinsic Happiness.

How to Turn off Your Phone and Rediscover Intrinsic Happiness

In what’s become a very public world, we desperately need private moments. Moments where we simply enjoy ourselves or share the moment with others who are present. Moments to praise in private, moments to celebrate and reflect. Moments where the moment itself, and our enjoyment of it, can be enough. So how can we set down our phones and make an effort to be present in the moment?
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The Telemarketer and Me – A Valuable Lesson

How many people do we run across that we cavalierly ignore? Janitors? Waitresses? Cab drivers? Bell hops? Lawn care workers? Each of these is a human being with their own cares and dreams. So, what happened with this particular telemarketer, and what do we have to learn from it?
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Trusting Opportunity Over Fear with John Hagel (Episode #76)

When you operate with an opportunity-based narrative over a fear-based one, you can move beyond fear to instead view new things with hope and excitement. This is the message of John Hagel, a Silicon Valley management consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who for 40 years has been driven by a desire to help people and organizations around the world take advantage of new possibilities in this rapidly changing world. Listen in to take a journey beyond fear and change your mindset about new situations you face.
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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Are You Doing It Too?

Have you ever worked so much during the day that you delay your bedtime? Instead of sleeping, you binge on the movies you’ve missed on Netflix, scroll through your social media, or catch up with people you haven’t talked to in a while? Well, there’s a name for that. And it’s called revenge bedtime procrastination. Are you doing it too?
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