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.

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.

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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.

The pursuit of mastery, and the mastery asymptote

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in his poem "A psalm of life" (here),…
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An amazing story that changed a life

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A couple weeks ago I had the most remarkable experience. I had…
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There is no secret ingredient!

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Perhaps one of my favorite all time movies is the brilliant…
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What Abraham Lincoln taught me about failure

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In 1831, Abraham Lincoln failed in business. In 1832,…
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Control vs Influence

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If you’re talking about your own life, control is what matters.…
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Microcosms make you stronger

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As I’ve continued writing my book, Escape Velocity, I keep…
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Controlled Failure

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As I mention here, we should be failing on a regular basis. …
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Making the most of microcosms

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A microcosm is just a small version of something much larger.…
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Why are some able to change, while others are not

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In conducting research for my upcoming book “Escape Velocity”,…
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Joannie Rochette - an emotional night

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Joannie Rochette, a 24 year old from Quebec, was a 2009 World…
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Change Blindness - test your attention

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I posted earlier about the “all of a sudden” syndrome that…
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Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

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As human beings, we tend to fall victim to the “all of a sudden”…
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Boundin

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The following is the words to the poem from the short film “Boundin”…
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Peaks and valleys

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Peaks and valleys. Life is full of them. The important thing…
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Shaun White, and the real story of his success

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What on earth is the Double McTwist 1260? It’s where…
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Are you failing on a regular basis?

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I hope you answered yes. Because if you answered no, then it…
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Anja Paerson, we fall and we get back up

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Among the stories of olympic athletes at the 2010 Winter…
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Petra Majdic proves perseverance pays

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Cross Country Sprint star Petra Majdic, from Slovenia was…
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Lindsey Vonn - Olympic example

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Of the many champions at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver…
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There is beauty all around

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Early this morning I was on the way to the gym, when I was…

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