TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves, not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future.

Put down your device and live

Put down your device and live a real life, not a virtual one. A poem written and performed by Gary Turk, called look up.

Limitations: They do not define you

The hardest handicaps to overcome are mental. It happens when we tell ourselves the wrong story. Change the story. (video)

International Speech Competition: I’m hungry for bugs

The funny, but insightful story about how we tend to destroy what is most precious to us. A video from an international speech competition.

Finding fulfillment: 4 truths of personal progress

These 4 truths about mastery and personal progress will help you find fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life, and will help you get past your failures.

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TEDxSUU – Discover the light within

I’ll be speaking at TEDxSUU, giving a 12 minute segment of my upcoming book “Discover the Light Within” and introducing Escape Velocity, the Life-Engineering framework for personal progress.

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Life Engineering turns 6, gets a new website

Life Engineering has become a major movement, and it’s time to up the ante. Now there’s a scaffolding of products and services to power the movement and give people more control in life.

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Climb life’s mountains

Strength and perspective come when you climb life’s mountains, instead of avoiding them.

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What you probably didn’t know about doing little things

Little things do give us a sense of accomplishment, which can be good in building momentum, but they can also help us justify putting off the big things that really move the needle.

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What is the greatest reason to change?

There are lots of noble reasons to seek change in life. According to Vince Lombardi, chiefest among them is love.

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Sleep Deprivation: how you sabotage your own success

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Sometimes we give too much credit to our failures, when what we really need is just a little more of this one key thing.
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Find perspective in this surprisingly effective lens for life

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Sometimes it helps to look at life through a different lens, or using a powerful analogy, this one tends to be highly effective in helping us view our life objectively.
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Consumption - how to fuel (or kill) anything

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The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don't do this one thing, critical to all life.
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The greatest gift you can give

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A strong lesson I learned from my son, on the value of our time, as I watched him give so much of his own.
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Invictus, the powerful story of overcoming adversity

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The poem Invictus, teaches us that we can't control the cards life deals us, but we can control what we do with those cards. We are the masters of our fate, we are the captains of our soul.
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Stress: A means of propulsion in life

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As per my prior post, I was recently laid off, and just had my…
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Google does a video for Life-Engineering.com

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True, so they're undoubtedly sending this out to all their adwords…
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Lock-In: Why so many fail to progress in life

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A common decision-making error called "lock-in", which plagues so many people and prevents them from changing paths or moving forward in their lives.
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Inputs: The real key to changing your life

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For our change initiatives to be successful, we have to get down the the core, what really drives change, this is what really matters.
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When life hits the reset button

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Sometimes our greatest blessings are wrapped in circumstances that seem terrible, they key is seeing through the wrapper to discover the value of the situation.
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Guiding Principles: a moral compass makes life easier

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Misery in life is the result of living without direction. For a life of happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and meaning, you need a strong moral compass.
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Today's message from my son: You are very special

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Alex sings "I am very special", melts my heart, and inspires me to write "so are you".
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Waiting for Superman – Premiers this week

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The movie "Waiting for Superman" premiers this week in select…
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Personal Disaster: An opportunity to change

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Change becomes biologically easier when facing personal disaster. Here's how you can take advantage of it.
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When you're amazing

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Amazing things happen when you become extremely good at something.
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Moments of quiet reflection

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For us to find fulfillment and peace in life, it's critical that we regularly find time do this one simple thing. Stop.

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