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Heal Your Emotions

How to Heal Emotional Pain Without Visiting a Therapist

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Emotional pain can arise from past relationships, losing a loved one, being confused with our sexuality, traumatic experiences, and other reasons.

Dealing with this pain is typically unpleasant, thus we resort to avoiding it.

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Kelsey Grant, a self-love expert, for my podcast.

One of the most powerful ideas that came out of our conversations is that our pain is valuable. It can teach us but we’re normally unwilling to listen. Read More

Preston Smiles, Alexi Panos, Ruby Fremon

The 3 Biggest Lessons I Learned From My Podcast Guests in 2016

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For me 2016 was an interesting year, it was a year where I came forward with something that I never planned on sharing publically, I left my corporate job to pursue a passion project which is turning into a career, and I started living in deeper alignment with who I am.

Admitting that I was bisexual and that I’ve had sexual affairs with men for many years was something I never imagined doing. But the shame and depression leading a double life had on me became unbearable. Read More

Bisexual men

How I Overcame My Struggles with Being a Bisexual Man

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A few months ago I came out publicly about being bisexual during a podcast. The podcast caught many of my closest friends by surprise… yet it was something that was a part of who I was since childhood.

I was around 24 when I first experimented with a man. I was so reluctant to engage in such actions.

I can remember how nervous I was to this day. I thought for sure if I fooled around with a man it would mean I was gay, and that scared the shit out of me. Read More

Negitive Emotions

4 Ways to Deal with Your Negative Emotions

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Sometimes for no apparent reason our emotions let us down; when they do, a large burst of negativity washes over us which can leave us feeling practically paralyzed. In states like this we feel helpless and even the smallest task can seem like a great burden.

Our internal self talk turns negative and we focus on the negative moments and failures we’ve had in our lives. We start to convince ourselves that nothing we do ever goes right and that we’ll always feel this way, so what’s the point.

But is that really the truth? If you put aside all the negativity, can you find moments of success; moments where you’ve triumphed and conquered? Read More

Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s Strategy on Creating Good Content

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Whenever we create content, we can’t help but to face questions of doubt and insecurity. Is the content good enough? What should I write about? Is anyone going to read it? Will anyone look at it? These questions are inevitable regardless whether you’re just starting off or a seasoned veteran.

The term “writers block” exists because creating art isn’t easy. Creating art means revealing elements close to your heart and leaving yourself vulnerable to the outside world.

A little while back Seth Godin was a guest on the Tim Ferriss podcast. There were many good discussion points throughout the podcast, but there was one point where Seth started talking about creating content that I thought was worth extrapolating and expanding upon. Read More

Navigate

Lost??? – 4 Steps to Navigate You Forward

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There are times in life when we feel a bit lost; uncertain of what to do or where to go next in our careers, our relationships, our personal growth and even in our travels.

Finding yourself begins with acknowledging that there is nothing to find.

To paraphrase Steve Jobs, “people travel thousands of miles to find themselves, when everything they seek is just around the corner.” Read More

Career Decisions

8 Ways to Make Better Career Decisions

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There are times when we reach a crossroads in our lives and we have to make a career decision. Career decisions can be challenging.

Many times we end up working jobs that aren’t helping us grow or aren’t maximizing our full skillset. We end up feeling undervalued and yearn for something more.

Taking the next step can be stressful and nerve-wracking especially if we’re uncertain about what’s next. Read More

Time Management Hacks

How to Get More Done – The One Hack to Time Management

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We all have moments where we want to get more done. Whether that be to finish a new project, execute on a task or travel to the place we’ve dreamed about for so many years. We have good intentions, but we don’t always follow through.

But there is a solution, a nifty little trick that can help you get more done and be accountable. It’s called Parkinson’s Law.

Parkinson’s Law states that any task will take exactly the amount of time that has been allotted for it. Read More