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Getting Past the Fear, Doubt, and Disbelief

Fear, doubt, and disbelief can be powerful emotions that hold you back from reaching your full potential. However, with the right tools and strategies, it is possible to overcome these emotions and lead a fulfilling life. By facing your fears, practicing self-affirmation, focusing on the present moment, seeking support, embracing failure, and developing a growth mindset, you can become more

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How to Live Like Diogenes: Lessons from the Savage Philosopher

When most people think about ancient Greece, they think about gods and goddesses, epic battles, and grandiose architecture. But there was another side to ancient Greece—a side that focused on simple living, self-reliance, and questioning everything. This side is captured in the philosophy of Diogenes. Diogenes was a man ahead of his time. Born in the 4th century BCE, he

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what you do best

As I work my way through The Seeker’s Guide, I naturally want to know more about Mitch Horowitz. I found an interview with him on The Creative Independent website that was published in October 2022. He seems like an interesting character with interesting things to say that resonate with my way of thinking. On the question of distraction, Mitch had

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Mitch Horowitz On Certainty of Purpose

I started reading Mitch Horowitz’s book, The Seeker’s Guide to The Secret Teachings of All Ages which is an authorised companion text to the esoteric landmark book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, by Manly P. Hall Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and considered to be one of the most knowledgeable people today about esoterica, mysticism, and

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NLP
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The Connection between Language and Behavior: A Look at NLP

What we see and hear is what we think about. What we think about is what we feel. What we feel influences our reactions. Reactions become habits, and it is our habits that determine our destiny. – Bob Gass In her book, NLP at Work, Sue Night sets out to provide a practical and easy-to-understand comprehensive guide to using neuro-linguistic

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Why It’s Important to Update Your Belief Maps

In this episode, I explain why it’s important to keep your belief maps fresh and up-to-date. Our belief maps are how we navigate reality. Reality is subjective, of course, so how do we make sure our current view of reality is the most up-to-date?

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the one thing

This is where I find myself on this grayest of gray days here in the UK. I stole it from an Amazon reviewer, who stole it from Gary Keller’s book, who stole it from the movie City Slickers. It is the summation of all my searching. a dialogue between Curly and Mitch… Curly: Do you know what the secret of

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Authenticity: The Key to Living a Fulfilling Life

Always be true to yourself, embrace your unique qualities, follow your passions, and don’t be afraid to take risks. Because, in the end, when this is all said and done, how you lived your life is what counts, and hopefully you can say you stayed true to yourself and lived life how you wanted to live, not how others dictated

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Microlearning
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Think for Yourself: The Benefits of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an essential skill in today’s fast-paced and constantly changing world. It lets you think about what you know and make decisions based on that instead of just accepting what you are told without question. In this microlearning, I’ll discuss the importance of critical thinking in various aspects of life, such as education, the workplace, and personal decision-making.

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