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.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

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.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

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.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Climb life’s mountains

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

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

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.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

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.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

If you've never been homeless, read this

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Driving awareness and empathy to the issue of homelessness in America. Be aware, and help by sharing.
Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

How great leaders inspire action – the golden circle.

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The following TED talk, given by Simon Sinek, describes how it…
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Ken Robinson: The importance of creativity

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Ken Robinson gives a TED talk on "Do Public Schools Kill Creativity", and then makes a poignant argument about the failure of public schools.
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Who I am makes a difference

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The inspiring story of how a young man was saved by a simple expression of how important he was, in this touching story of “Who I Am Makes a Difference."
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Virtue Mastery: 13 Secrets to success and fulfillment

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Success and fulfillment, as well as direction and purpose in life can be found when we have a strong moral compass. Here's how to get one.
Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Mastery and personal progress: the secret to fulfillment

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Finding fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life isn't hard, once you realize these four fundamental truths about the pursuit of mastery and personal progress.
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What you need to know to find meaning in life and work

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It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into…
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4 keys to boosting creativity

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Creativity is an attribute that plays a substantial role in our…
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Fault Tolerance – managing shame and self-forgiveness

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Background I'm a member of several psychology, neurology,…
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3 things to help you succeed under pressure

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These three things will increase your chances of success, and you'll learn why airplane windows are round.
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Why I shaved my head, and why you should too

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No I don't mean litterally. Let me clarify, I literally DID…
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Appreciation changes everything

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I'm a big fan of O.C. Tanner's philosophy around what they call…
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Consumption is killing creation

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There are vast amounts of things we consume on a daily basis.…
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You remember the Mayflower, but what about Speedwell?

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On August 5th, 1620, the Pilgrims set out for America on two…
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Service Ride Control

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The dashboard on my Yukon Denali XL (XL stands for extra long…
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Self-discipline is more important than IQ

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Angela Duckworth and Martin Seligman from the Positive Psychology…
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Important questions to ask for a successful job interview

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I'm a huge fan of bnet.com. They have some marvelous content,…
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3 Tips for Strengthening Your Family

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Not too long ago my family was gathering around the kitchen table…
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Strengthening your family - resources

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The other day I had the opportunity to speak at my church's stake…
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Anxiously engaged

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Engagement. It's a measure of how emotional you are about something,…

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