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How Perception Creates Reality

How Perception Creates Reality

And how to focus your lens to get what you want.

Photo Credit: Kalea Jerielle

How Perception Creates Reality

And how to focus your lens to get what you want.

“Perception is Reality” Lee Atwater

What you get out of life comes down to your perception.

What you see.

How it makes you feel.

And what you can make happen, with what you are given.

The problem is: you can only succeed with the opportunities you see.

And most opportunities will pass you by.

Not because you are not capable of seizing them. Or because you are less deserving of achieving them than other people.

You’re not seeing most opportunities, because you do not perceive them.

You filter them out of your reality.

While there is one ongoing reality… every one of us experiences a different version of it.

Two people can experience the same thing, but both will perceive the same situation differently.


Because while there is one...

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Go Beyond Self-Awareness

Go Beyond Self-Awareness

What if self-awareness is not enough to get what you want?

Photo by: Vince Fleming @vincefleming

The Self-Awareness Revolution

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow

In recent years, the notion of self-awareness has swept the world by storm.

More and more people are taking Big 5, 16 personalities, DISC assessments and discovering their enneagram type, in an effort to better understand themselves.

The patterns of their personality.

And how others understand them.

The role self-awareness plays in personal development, growth, and simply being able to accurately perceive and connect with reality itself, is crucial.

So much so, that even the leading organizations in the world, such as Bridgewater Associates, lead by bestselling author Ray Dalio, have begun to run their organizations through a series of in-depth personality tests and psychographic assessments. In order to run better teams...

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The Hermetic Revival: 7 Ancient Principles For Self-Mastery

The Hermetic Revival: 7 Ancient Principles for Self-Mastery

The universe runs on natural laws. Apples fall. Birds fly. We live. We die.

When we take the time to understand these laws, we can use them. We can leverage them. We can push against gravity to fly. We can use the knowledge one day we must die, to live better lives.

And since the very beginning of civilization, the wisest of us have been united by this pursuit of discovering what these natural laws are, so we can learn from them and use them to experience more happiness, meaning, and control over our lives in the time we do have.

These days, this pursuit manifests as the top shelf of the self-help and personal growth sections at the bookstore. But nearly 2,000 years ago, when these themes and ideas would get you killed for heresy and blasphemy, they were discussed in whispered tones and passed down only from a master to their student in moments extreme trust.

However, through effort of preservation and excavation we are...

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How to Overcome Self-Sabotage and Achieve Your Full Potential

How to Overcome Self-Sabotage and Achieve Your Full Potential

Let’s talk about the real cause of failure in almost all cases and a few proven methods to overcome it once and for all.

When things go wrong we’re quick to point blame.

It’s hard not to. Failure sucks. And we want less of it.

But where does the fault truly lie?

Is it in external factors? …the weather? The economy?

Is it in someone else? Someone around you… are they to blame?

It’s easy to feel this way, but the truth is, in the overwhelming majority of cases—when you dig down deep enough—you discover that there is only one real cause of failure…


Something which few truly understand, but affects every person alive.

Self-sabotage is the most important thing to overcome if you want to achieve any goal. Especially a goal that is significant, important and meaningful—as this is when self-sabotage rears its ugly head the most.

So, What Is...

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The Most Important Personal Growth Lesson to Remember Every Day

The Most Important Personal Growth Fundamental to Remember Each Day

When chasing big goals, stretching, and striving you have to try new things you have to let go of the old and embrace the new.

But in this process of opening yourself up to new thoughts and experiences, it’s easy to forget the fundamentals.

And as any master will tell you—success comes from consistent use of the fundamentals.

Michael Jordan, a master of basketball once said…

“Winners don’t just learn the fundamentals, the master the. You have to monitor your fundamentals constantly because the only thing that changes will be your attention to them.”

It’s probably no surprise that he is one of, if not the most decorated NBA player of all time.

This is due in part, to what another master once said…

“If one is a master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.”...
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How to Become Someone Who Finishes What They Start

How To Become A Person Who Finishes What They Start

The distinction between being a professional and an amateur is knowing when done is better than perfect.

Seeing the creative process for what it is… a process.

And knowing that finishing and publishing are a crucial (and often overlooked) part of that process.

Knowing when the moment has finally come to call it and officially finish what you begin, is not easy. It comes from experience and a feeling sense for your work and when it is developed enough to get a result, or express a message. But a time will come when you start yielding diminished returns.

But when this time comes, as the late Steve Jobs said,
“Real artist’s ship.”
Steve Jobs, judging you.

This is why when Apple releases a new product, it always gets updates after release. Because the know that publishing is a part of the process.

And that nothing is finished, until it’s finished.

The benefits of publishing are...

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