• When was the last time you heard someone who makes his living in the personal development realm encouraging people to think small? Well sit back and buckle up, because that's exactly where this post is headed! Since 2001, I have made my living helping people figure out how to change their lives for[...]

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    When things are less than satisfactory, it's only natural to ask the question, "How can I change my life?" But what if I told you that was exactly the wrong question to be asking? It's not that I have anything against positive change - I make my living helping people change things for the better. [...]

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      In part 2 of this post on finding meaning via career passion, we looked at how to create an internal compass, a tool you can use to point the way towards passion in your career. In this post, we're going to look at how to use that tool to sculpt your current job, generate ideas for possible [...]

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    In my first post on finding meaning through career passion, I looked at a definition of passion that makes creating a career you love more doable and within reach. In this post, I want to take a look at how to identify your "energizers," the basic building blocks for building a career that lights [...]

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    At its best, authentic living is a free-flow, un-self-conscious expression of and alignment with who you are. Coming from a state of fullness (not the insecure me-me-me of the ego-self), it can be a rich source of meaning. [Back to the How to Live a Meaningful Life main page.] As with most [...]

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    A career that energizes and engages you can bring a powerful sense of meaning to your life. Sadly, it's only a small percentage of people out there who love their work. Why is that? I'm convinced that part of it is that people have an unnecessarily small picture of what finding passion in their [...]

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    In my most recent post in this series on meaning I explored the value of leaving the egosphere and feeling connected to something greater than yourself. But there are umpteen ways to dice that potato. In this post I want to take a look at some specifics. As I explored the [...]

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    Have you ever noticed how the more we focus on “me, me, me!”, the less satisfying life feels? This post in my series on finding meaning is about the rewards of getting beyond the egosphere and exploring life outside that little echo chamber of self-absorption. It’s about[...]

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    If I had to pick just one single source of meaning I'm exploring in this series that is vital to weave into your life, this would be it. Not because its value is greater than any of the others, but because it is so deeply a part of who we are as a species (so much so that Abraham Maslow [...]

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    If I could wave my magic wand and give everybody on the planet three gifts that would change the world, one of those gifts would be a dedicated daily meditation practice (the other two, in case you’re curious, would be self-compassion and freedom from the myth of “I’m not [...]

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