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Houston, we have a winner or “Why it’s time to play with a lion’s testicles.”

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
“ — Emory Austin E-Cubed launched 14 days ago. And already, it has gone into a second printing and, even more miraculously, the Red Pill experiment has already produced a winner of the Hay House prize pack. Not five days after it’s release, Melissa […]

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The two magic words that can change your life forever

“Resistance is futile.”—The Borg from Star Trek Sherlock Holmes, if he were to get involved, would probably surmise that I learned the magic words I’m about to dispense from one of the speakers at the Rotterdam I Can Do It! Conference. And he’d be right about one thing. I did learn these words at the […]

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Why aren’t we awesomer?–a guest Ted talk by Michael Neill

“Think left and think right and think low and think high! Oh the things you can think up if only you try!” –Dr. Seuss In the dining hall at my daughter’s college the other day, a student stood up, clinked his drinking glass with a spoon and said, “Attention please. I have an important announcement.” […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 12

“I never understand when people make a fuss over me as a writer. I’m just the garden hose that the water sprays through.” –Joyce Carol Oates I’d like to interrupt this blog with a non-commercial announcement. Yee-haw! (Yes, we say things like that in Kansas) As many of you know, my new book just came […]

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Move over, Garmin! Following your joy is the best GPS

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”—Emily Bronte One afternoon, when Taz was four, she was playing “mom” in the backyard with her friend, Ashley. Ashley had taken her turn being “mom” and had dutifully washed the pretend dishes, hung up the pretend laundry and ordered her pretend daughter, Taz, to […]

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Standing on stage with your pants down

“Adventures don’t begin until you get into the forest. That first step is an act of faith.”—Mickey Hart Launching a new book is like standing on stage with your pants down. You feel kinda vulnerable, wondering if anyone’s gonna like it. Even after 17 books, I totally relate to Maya Angelou who once said, “Each […]

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“The sidewalks are littered with postcards from God.”—Walt Whitman

“We’re surrounded by things we cannot see.”–Louie Schwartzberg An old boyfriend of mine, a rational, left-brain advertising man, was sitting at his office desk one Tuesday when he suddenly got up, jumped in his car and drove home. This never happened. He had trouble leaving work at day’s end. He pulled into his driveway at […]

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“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”–@StephenCovey

“You must never allow something that happened to you to become a morbidly treasured heirloom that you carry, show people, put back in its black velvet pouch and then tuck back into your jacket where you can keep it close to your heart.”–Augusten Burroughs You know that story you tell about yourself? The one that […]

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Why @BizStone is my new hero, Part 2

“The good in the world isn’t just my hallucinogenic optimism. It’s science.”—Biz Stone again Remember Snuffles the dog from Quickdraw McGraw? Every time, he was given a doggie treat, he’d float up into the air. That was me yesterday, blogging about Biz Stone’s new book, Things a Little Bird Told Me. It was such a […]

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Why Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, is my new hero

“We’re heading toward something big and it’s going to be good.” Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter I have no idea if 40-year-old Biz Stone, the guy Time magazine called “One of the Most Influential People in the World,” has read E-Squared. But I do know this: he practices the principles with a vengeance. In fact, […]

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