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Never Lose Integrity

"People don’t realize Star Wars is actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems – it’s not about spaceships." Said George Lucas soon after watching Star Wars Episode VII in an interview with Charlie Rose. This was the first time he'd put Star Wars in someone else's hands,...

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How I Scientifically Created a Habit of Exercising – And You Can Too!

“I don’t need this.” That’s what I told myself in 2011 when I decided that I was going to officially end any relationship with physical exercise. I was convinced that I no longer needed it. I was beginning to learn more about what I was really passionate about – psychology, writing and...

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Create Great Behaviors With a "SMaC Formula"

In 1979, Howard Putnam, CEO of Southwest Airlines, faced a tough decision. How should he run the company in a newly deregulated market? As other airlines were scrambling to come up with new business models, Putnam reacted completely differently. He determined that the...

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Purpose

To bridge the gap between science and public understanding. That's what I set out to do 3 years ago. This map will show you what happened. <span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker"...

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Why We Learn Through Action

In 1896, two brothers named Orville and Wilber Wright had a crazy idea. “What if we could be the first ones to create manned flight?” [1] There was no reason to believe that the brothers would be successful. They had no formal education in engineering. They had no experience with any...

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How to Handle the 5 Types of Critical Feedback

Hitler would ADORE you! My heart was pounding as I opened the email with that as the subject. It was the first email I received after posting my previous article explaining the psychology behind the love and hate of Donald Drumpf. As I opened up the email, I saw all of the...

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How I Learned to Confront the Brutal Facts.

Facts. When I was a teenager, there were few things I feared more.... Not because I hated doing my homework — because they were a reminder that I was notthe person I aspired to be. I've always been a dreamer. Thinking big, taking risks, and fear of the unknown have never been a problem...

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Solving the Puzzle — How Perseverance Leads to Breakthroughs

"Success isn't final, failure isn't fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts." —Winston Churchill Six months ago, I was down. I gave everything I had to turn Willpowered into a sustainable business – and my rewards for the effort were: A company doomed to...

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The Science of Fear – And How to Overcome It

I couldn’t believe my eyes. The towers that stood as a symbol of the iconic New York City skyline were up in flames. People were jumping out of windows… The streets were filled with emergency...

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The Unbelievable Benefits of Learning How to Handle Failure

Wham!! It felt like I was just hit by a truck. My head crashed hard on the field causing it to throb in pain. It was my first football practice since moving to the United States from Canada, and I was enduring torture. The player who...

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