Choosing to be Ordinary

You’ve heard about the fear of failure. You may even have heard that some are afraid to succeed. In both cases, that fear causes people to stop what they’re doing and to revert to their old behaviors. Have you ever wondered why? Jon Acuff, in his book Start! Punch Fear in the Face, points out that…

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Living Out of Your Memories, or Imagining the Future

I don’t just read books. I study them. On the first pass, I mark and underline words, sentences, and ideas with colored pencils: Dark green for profound truth; light green for something great, but not quite up to the standard of dark green; orange for statements worth noting, blue for other books I ought to…

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How to Become an Entepreneur Online

Here are the lessons and supplemental material for How to Become an Entrepreneur Online. You will benefit the most by listening to each recording in turn, reading the supplemental material, and completing all of the suggestions that are made. Most people won’t do this. You can be the exception.   Lesson 1: How to Dream…

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The Fear of Missing Out

Do you ever do something because you’re secretly afraid that if you don’t you’ll miss out on something that’s important? Think, for example, of the things you’ve done after you realized that you just wasted a few hours. You know what that’s like. You decide that today will be different. No more wasting time. And…

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Think Positively

In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale published a book entitled The Power of Positive Thinking. To date, it has sold more than five million copies. Despite its popularity, there have been critics. By and large, they have suggested that positive thinking is an oversimplified solution to the complex problems that life throws at you; that you can’t simply “look…

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