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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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Procrastination is a Choice | Day 25

I was just listening (along with 100,000 other people) to the Tim Ferris Podcast where he had best selling author, Malcolm Gladwell on as a guest. They discussed a lot of cool things, but there was one question in particular that stood out to me. Tim asked Malcolm how he handled writers block. As somebody who constantly stares at a blank…

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How To Deal With Criticism | Day 14 #30DayBlogBlitz

I recently had somebody very close to me give me some pretty honest feedback. I can’t lie; it stung. Receiving criticism, or “feedback,” doesn’t typically feel good to any of us. I was certainly jammed up after this person gave me some of their raw thoughts about me. When we receive criticism, our brains perceive it as a threat to our…

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The Productivity Formula: P.R.O.D.U.C.E.

In college, I use to walk to class with my earphones blasting the latest Drake or J. Cole lyrics. Sure, it’s a pretty cool party trick to know all the bars to a Cole verse, but it doesn’t add much value to life aside from that. As I’ve progressed through my 6-year college journey, I’ve started to move away from the…

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The Rider, The Elephant, & The Jungle: Keys To Positive Change

“Our dilemma is that we hate change & love it at the same time; what we really want is things to remain the same but get better.” ~Sam Harris It’s 8pm. I’m blaring some positive motivational speeches into my headphones. It’s nice to end my day with some Earl Nightingale or Jim Rohn rah-rah-dominate-life type of stuff. I’m getting excited…

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Quit Playing Scared

I was talking with someone close to me recently, and she was telling me how she overheard a mutual friend asking, “So what’s Danny doing with his life? Is he like, going to get a job or something? Why isn’t he using his degree?” Comments like this light up me insecurities. “That’s a good question. What am I doing with my…

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2 Lessons In Leadership From MLK

On January 30, 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama a young preacher was giving a speech at his church. It was about 9:30 in the evening when he noticed some uneasiness amongst the people in the church. After watching several of his fellow ministers walk in-and-out repeatedly, he pulled one aside to figure out what was going on. The minister hesitantly shared…

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