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Scarcity: What It Is, When to Use It, and Why to Be Wary of It

It's hopeless... I thought as I was 20 days into my 30-day Kickstarter campaign, but barely raised half of my $12,000 goal. How am I going to double the money with only half the time?! I didn't know the answer, but the objective was crystal...

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The Underrated Power of Small Wins

During one of his many serious contemplations about suicide, Eric Clapton was saved by only one thought. If he killed himself, he would no longer be able to drink. [1] He had brief periods of addiction with coke and heroin, but neither of them...

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How I Scientifically Created the Habit of Eating Healthy

It was January 2014 and I was in complete agony. One week earlier I had set a new diet plan for myself. I was slowly starting to climb the ranks of the Spartan Race and I needed something to give me an extra edge. A friend of mine who owns a gym suggested that I try a new thing called...

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The Extraordinary Value of Identity on Your Actions

They were shocked to hear the news. The hotel maids – all who claimed to be the furthest thing from habitual exercisers – were given the statistics about how many calories they were burning compared to regular exercisers. Compared to a desk job, hotel maids are quite active. The scrubbing,...

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Why Bad Luck is Not a Bad Thing

He could hardly hold his excitement in. Ray Bourque was laying his eyes on his first pair of ice skates. They were used, they were old, but they were his! Ray grew up in a poor neighborhood. He had a large family who were all forced to squeeze into a tiny apartment. Given his...

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My Battle with Ego: How I Got Out of My Own Way

At the end of March, I thought I finally "made it." I discovered a way to cover my living expenses, to grow various revenue streams, and felt I was finally destined for massive exponential growth... I let that success go to my head – and it blew up in my face. Since then, I've been in a battle...

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The Shocking Value of Developing Mindfulness

Solve this puzzle as quickly as you can: A man purchases a baseball bat and a ball for $1.10. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Was your answer 10 cents? If so, you answered like 80% of college-educated individuals, and you also answered...

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How To Defeat Procrastination by Focusing on the Present

The clock has just struck 5pm on Wednesday and Susan takes a look at her gym bag. "Ugg. There is no way I'm going to be able to make it to the gym tonight." Susan is on an 8-week exercise program. She has been trying to create a regular...

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The Incredible Benefits of Meditation

She may be the most popular pop star on the planet. Over the last several years Katy Perry’s music has filled concert venues, MP3 players and radio stations across the world. It seems like just as she releases one hit, another one is just around the corner. However, this success comes...

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What I Learned from Over 500 Hours of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are hard to notice. But after over 500 hours, I cannot imagine my life without it. Meditation has improved every situation, every problem, and even every failure... This map will show you...

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