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#100–How Being Jealous Can Help You

I have to admit, I’m a competitive person. As a kid, I wanted to be the best at everything, which made me really jealous of…well, almost everyone. That widespread jealousy has evaporated, as I’ve defined my personal goals. But sometimes I’ll still find myself inflamed with envy, when someone in my field seems to be […]

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#80–Recovering Your True Self

They say that after you fall off the horse, the most important thing is to get back on. Easier said than done, isn’t it? You might be recovering from years of hurt, neglect, bad habits, or lies that you’ve told yourself. You might have lost your best friend, your house, your savings, your significant other. […]

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#77–Piecing Together a Broken Relationship

We all dream of that perfect friend. The one who’s always there, who lets us be ourselves, who never lets us down. Some of us are even lucky enough to find that friend…and are hurt the most when that friend fails us. Maybe you’ve had that happen, and you can’t get over it. Or maybe […]

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#76–How Your Passion Can Gather Steam

Innovation is like steam in a kettle. If you don’t let some out, eventually the pressure grows until it blows the lid off. How often do we let the force of our great idea escape, little by little, through just talking about it? Psychologists have found that those who only disclose their intentions to a […]

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#68–How Full Disclosure Can Help You Grow

It’s two weeks into the new year, and if you’re a normal human being, you’ve probably had at least one setback in your resolution by now. We tend to want to keep our failures to ourselves, either out of embarrassment or simply the desire to not be a “complainer.” But there’s a big difference between […]