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You Have Plenty of Willpower! Change This Instead

I was on the phone with one of my coaching clients the other day, and we were talking about her biggest struggle: Alcohol. She’s in good shape. She eats clean 95% of the time, she’s sleeping well, her weight is down. She walks at least an hour everyday, and tosses in a few intervals here and there. Her biggest battle…

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The Charisma Myth: You CAN Become More Charismatic

There’s a scene in the movie Wedding Crashers where Vince Vaughn sits down with a priest. The priest approaches him in the breakfast nook, and says “Hello, son. You okay?” Vaughn’s character, obviously distressed about recent events, retorts, “Not now, Father. Please. No offense to ya. We might be on different wavelengths. “ After a brief pause, Vaughn continues: “Think you’d…

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Happiness is NOT a Choice. It’s a Practice.

In the late 90’s, Springwoods Elementary School would serve “Crispy Chicken on a Bun” to their students every Thursday. (Think: a poor man’s Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich).  Crispy Chicken on a Bun was always the best day at lunch. For one, it was actually the “original chicken sandwich.” Sorry about ya, Chick-fil-a. Second, the school always seemed to pull out their…

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Social Roles: What’s Better? Brown Eyes or Blue Eyes?

In 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed at a Memphis hotel, Jane Elliot walked into her third-grade classroom, and was struck with an idea for an exercise for her students. She split the room up between those with brown eyes and those with blue eyes. “The brown-eyed people are the better people in this room.” She…

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Social Contagion: How To Hang Out With High Rollers

Let’s play a game. I’ll paint a few scenarios, and you guess the right answers. Sound good? Wonderful. Here’s the first one: A group of friends meet up for Happy Hour every Friday night at the local TGI Fridays, pounding strawberry daiquiris or whatever happens to be on the sale menu from 4-7pm. Every so often, four of the five…

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Goin’ Fishing: Two Reasons Why You’re Still Single

Every few weeks I get a text from a friend of mine. “I need your advice.” Every time that little blue bubble pops up, I know exactly what’s coming next… “What should I do about this guy?” It’s rarely the same guy, but it’s always the same story.  Here’s the situation… Here’s my dilemma…. He smells like feet… What should…

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The Spotlight Effect: Nobody Cares About You… And That’s a Good Thing

In 2011, I got into the online fitness world. I started running a site and was writing, tweeting, and posting all of the time. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I even started making some money at it. I had family members who were proud and friends who read everything I wrote. It was great. Then I…

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Write Your Own Script: How To Do Story Editing

We live in the single greatest time to be alive in all of human history. No, not because Amazon and Door Dash deliver toilet paper and hot meals to our doorstep, although that’s a nice touch. But because many of us are now able to create the exact life we want. No longer do we have to be a blacksmith…

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