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Magnum Opus = You: Lessons from a 14th Century Life Enthusiast

Magnum Opus = You: Lessons from a 14th Century Life Enthusiast

Michel de Montaigne believed there was not a more worthwhile subject to study – and master – than how to live. Here are some ideas extracted from Montaigne, with real life, contemporary applications for the life enthusiast.

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Why We Need to Quit Bitchin': 21 Days to Better Living

Why We Need to Quit Bitchin': 21 Days to Better Living

Complaining. We all do it. A client take a proverbial dump on you over the phone. You are almost late for a meeting...

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New Years Edition: How We Chase Happiness & Why We Fail

New Years Edition: How We Chase Happiness & Why We Fail

As is customary during this time of year, goals and resolutions will be set for the new year. We want to lose weight. We want...

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Real Mind Control: The Science of Persuasion

Real Mind Control: The Science of Persuasion

We're constantly being presented with information, ideas and options. The way we act upon this information becomes increasingly important, in an age where decision making...

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The “D” Word: Why It Shouldn’t Keep You From World Travel

The “D” Word: Why It Shouldn’t Keep You From World Travel

“Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the...

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The Secret of the Ultra-Productive: Naps?

The Secret of the Ultra-Productive: Naps?

What does Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison have in common? Yes, they were pioneers, innovators and thought leaders in their fields. Yes,...

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The Art of Impracticality: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Art of Impracticality: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I sat down recently with a mentor whom I admire for his ability to dissect how the world works. He proposed that there are essentially three...

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Valentine’s Day Edition: A Bachelor’s Guide to Landing A Date Anywhere, Anytime

Valentine’s Day Edition: A Bachelor’s Guide to Landing A Date Anywhere, Anytime

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, this is a guest post by a professional dating coach. It happens to the best of us. Somehow, you...

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An Ode to Fear: Feel Fear, But Do it Anyways

An Ode to Fear: Feel Fear, But Do it Anyways

"Do one thing everyday that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt, on how to lead a full life
Fear. It makes us dread getting out of bed in...

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Becoming an Ironman: From Couch Potato to Elite Triathlete in 9 Months

Becoming an Ironman: From Couch Potato to Elite Triathlete in 9 Months

Do you have fitness goals for the new year? Are they sometimes overwhelming and difficult to keep up with? Take a page of inspiration from...

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Why Less is More: How a (Former) Metrosexual Bachelor Destroys Clutter and Turbocharges Productivity

Why Less is More: How a (Former) Metrosexual Bachelor Destroys Clutter and Turbocharges Productivity

This is a post about using the concept of minimalism to reclaim what we should prize the most: time. Bachelors or not, we all need a...

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