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Why Pressure is a Privilege and How to Manage It ?

  • Dec 7, 2023

Billie Jean King is a former world No. 1 tennis player, a pioneer for women’s professional sports and an advocate for gender equality and social justice. Billie Jean knows a lot about pressure! To survive and thrive in her pressure-cooker of a life, King once said she believes: “Pressure is a privilege. It only comes… Read More »


How Video Games Can Help Your Mental Health

  • Nov 16, 2023

Since they were invented, video games have gotten a bad rap. At best, many see them as just another distraction for kids who would be better off spending their time on more productive endeavors. At worst, they are viewed as being a catalyst for violence that should be tightly controlled. However, over the past couple… Read More »


How to Use Music for Motivation and Inspiration

  • Nov 10, 2023

If you’re reading this blog at work, there’s a good chance you’ve got your buds in and you’re listening to music right now. Even if you aren’t, chances are you’re going to be listening to your favorite tunes on the drive home. With access to music easier than ever before thanks to the internet and… Read More »


Exercise: The Holy Grail of Motivation

  • Nov 2, 2023

To many people, the word “exercise” is offensive. In fact, a significant percentage of people find little reason to exercise at all. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 28% of Americans are meeting physical activity guidelines set by the agency. However, talk to anyone in the minority and they will… Read More »


Keep Your Overambition in Check

  • Oct 13, 2023

Ambition is one of the powerful tools a person can have. It is the thing that drives you to accomplish your and achieve your dreams. It is a factor in almost every career or hobby from athletics to art and sales to medicine. It can even be applied to activities you don’t particularly care for… Read More »


The Personality Traits of a True Leader

  • Oct 4, 2023

Whether by nurture or nature, the ability to lead has been highly prized throughout history. It is also a talent or skill that requires much from those that have it. In the words of 19th Century British politician William Lamb (and Spiderman): “With great power comes great responsibility.”   While not all leaders always use… Read More »


How Storytelling Inspires Us

  • Sep 20, 2023

One of the most unifying aspects of our culture, and all cultures for that matter, is storytelling.   Stories – whether they’re in books, films, comics, music, on the stage or even in games – have an intangible power to affect us and connect with us with each other. They can entertain us and allow… Read More »

Labor of Love

How To Find Your Labor of Love

  • Sep 14, 2023

To know if someone genuinely loves what they do, ask them if they would do it for free. A labor of love is something that is incredibly personal to each individual as it is something that they would do and enjoy doing, even if it is something they wouldn’t be paid to do.   This… Read More »


The Threats and Risks of Burning Out

  • Sep 1, 2023

Your passion and drive to succeed in life are powerful things. They push you to do things you’re uncomfortable with to get the things you want or need in your life. Your fire is what allows you to overcome anything that life throws at you so when that flame is extinguished, success and happiness become… Read More »


How to Discover and Focus on Your Talents

  • Aug 24, 2023

Everyone has the potential to be exceptional at something. In most cases, it’s something that comes naturally like sports, art, music, or a skill like carpentry.   However, there are some who think they aren’t talented in any way and believe they pale in comparison to more gifted people. Thankfully, it is more likely they… Read More »


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