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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 confident, resilient, and motivated to achieve your goals. Overcoming fear, doubt, and disbelief is a process that takes time and effort, but the rewards are worth it. By taking control of your thoughts and emotions, you can live a life

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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 lived a life that was anything but ordinary. His philosophy and lifestyle were a challenge to the norms of his time, and he was a true savage. He ridiculed people on the streets, disrespected authority, broke with all forms of

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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 this to say: Not when I’m passionate. If I’m dedicated to a project that I love, I just move forward with the velocity of a bullet and I don’t experience any distractions whatsoever. I encourage people to watch for those

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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 the occult. Lately, I find myself back on the path of the seeker. A path I walk often and just as often stray away from when I feel the self-imposed pressure to be “practical,” and to do “practical” things like

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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 programming (NLP) in the workplace. Her focus is on providing techniques for improving communication, managing conflict, and achieving goals in a professional setting. Sue Knight: NLP is the study of our thinking, behaviour, and language patterns to help us build

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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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Clay

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 life is?Mitch: No. What?Curly: This. [He holds up one finger.]Mitch: Your finger?Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and everything else don’t mean sh*t.Mitch: That’s great, but what’s the “one thing”?Curly: That’s what you’ve got to figure

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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 you live.. Be true to who you are. That’s what authenticity is about.

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Beyond the Surface: How to Overcome the Limitations of Our Perception of the World.

Alfred Korzybski, a philosopher and mathematician, is known for his concept that “the map is not the territory.” This idea refers to the idea that our understanding of the world around us is limited by the language and symbols that we use to describe it. In other words, the way that we perceive and understand the world is not the same as the actual world itself.

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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. See if you can spot the fallacies in these statements

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