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Why perfectionism is a no-fly zone

“I am the world’s most disciplined half-ass.”—Elizabeth Gilbert My new book, Art & Soul, Reloaded, is about being a maker. It is my contention that we are here on Planet Earth to create, to make beautiful things. I believe our greatest longing is to expand the universe, to make things that, until we came along, […]

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The Deuce of Clubs is not the only card in the deck: Change your story, change your life

“The first principle of quantum mechanics is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”—Richard Feynman Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman was famous for saying “nobody understands quantum mechanics.” So I won’t pretend that I do. But I do know that in the quantum field there are a gazillion […]

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Carpool Karaoke and Me

“Do you have the courage to grab the dreams that picked you?” –Prince Ea I’ve missed you guys. I’ve been on travel assignment (in Sweden) and giving a workshop (at the London Ritz) and meeting amazing people (Stacey Sargison-Shawe and her JFDI FB group are really rockin’a possibility posse). But, as Randy Quaid said in […]

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Why creativity and spirituality are basically synonyms

“The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself—something that’s in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.” — Tina Turner, rock musician I shared on Facebook and Twitter yesterday that the landing page for my new book is officially live. […]

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This may be the most reassuring post you’ll ever read

“I just really want people to remember they’re capable of doing everything the people they admire are doing.”—Sophia Amoruso As some of you know, I have a new book coming out in August. I’ve been pumped about it from word one. But having just left the marketing meeting with Hay House, I’m tingling with excitement […]

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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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“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”—Carlos Castaneda

“Imagine!!”–John Lennon Rob Brezsny, the guy who writes the Free Will Horoscope column, is one of my mentors. Not because I’m a huge horoscope fan–I find it entertaining, but don’t stake my life on it, mainly because I prefer to create my own reality. I love and adore him because he’s a big, booming voice […]

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Think how much closer we’d be if, instead of talking about our dysfunctions, we got together to share our creations.

“I could show and tell your students things they could gain from no other wizards.” –J.K. Rowling Woot! Woot! It’s Show and Tell Day! Yep, we adults need show and tell. Probably more than kindergarteners. Think how much closer we’d all be if, instead of getting together to talk about our dysfunctions, we got together […]

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World’s best “how-to book” not found in the self-help section

“Like a loyal animal, the imagination will come when it knows the door is open.” –Carol Lloyd My favorite how-to book will never be found in the self-help section of the bookstore. It was written long before the term self-help was even coined. It’s a children’s book called Harold and the Purple Crayon and it […]

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Shiver awake now at the doing of your dreams.”–Bob Savino

In January 1959, a 30-year-old eighth grade dropout from Detroit borrowed $800 from a family savings plan to buy a house, not an unusual goal for a man of his age. Only this enterprising 30-year-old had his sights set a little higher. He was going to use that unassuming two-story house to start a record […]

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