Posts tagged Perspective
Is Travel the Best Personal Development Hack?

There are as many definitions of personal development as there are gurus. I want to make it clear right away that I’m no personal development guru – far from it. For me, personal development simply means having a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables you to make conscious life choices.  Is travel the best personal development hack? I can’t answer that question for you. It depends. There are many ways to get where you want to be. It just turned out that travel played a significant part in my journey (no pun intended). 

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A Journey that Ignited a Passion for Compassion

About 3 years ago I decided to leave the corporate world and pursue my passion for connecting people and collectively changing the world for the greater good. This article is about that journey to not only finding my passion, but a way to honour it and use it to guide me through every day of my life. I hope it can inspire you to do the same.

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Know Your Value

When someone starts up a conversation with you by noting, "I've been around long enough to remember very well being bombed by Mr. Hitler", what can you do but listen in reverent awe? In one of those happy chance encounters that filled my commute with delightful conversation rather than the routine hum of my regular playlist, I got to thinking just how incredibly small this world really is. The wealth of experience that passes us by on the street, the subway, and even on the bus is truly astounding.

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Unearthing Another Side of LA

Love it or hate it, Los Angeles (LA) is a city which attracts a host of vehement opinions. With monikers ranging from "the City of Angels" to "La La Land", one-dimensional it is not. Having visited all the tourist traps on previous visits to the city, on this particular occasion I am determined to unearth the real LA, beneath the veneer of Hollywood glamour and luxury.

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A Role Model of Strength in the Face of Adversity

It’s almost alarming how easy it is to let morning traffic or a train delay derail your mood for the entire day. It often takes sombre news to bring some much-needed perspective to a very first-world problem. For example, when we learn that a fatal accident is at the root of the traffic or that a suicide attempt is behind the public transport delay. In a (first) world where we have access to so much – unlimited food, water, shelter – how have we come to demand so much more? Rather than begrudging those who may be well-off and never failing in their list of demands, I think it’s more important that we celebrate those who do it right. That is, those who come out strong in the face of adversity, exemplifying gratitude at their core. 

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Being a Force for Good (In a World Often Marked by Bad)

I wholeheartedly believe that there’s a positive correlation between happiness and kindness. Despite living in a world that’s more interconnected than ever, we are more disconnected and isolated than we have ever been. How many people do you encounter on a daily basis that you don’t really see? Whether that be on your daily commute, at the gym, or even at the office beyond your self-contained cubicle?

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Navigating the Maze

I don’t often get caught up in TV shows. Aside from playing re-runs of the same family-friendly sitcoms in the background while I work, I usually don’t find myself sitting down for all that long to get into a series. There are, however, a few good exceptions. Like most viewers, I found myself absolutely drawn into the phenomenon that is Westworld this past fall. More so than reveling in the dusty old westerns that used to play on our TV, I was absolutely captivated by the underlying questions raised by the program with respect to identity, morality, and the excavation of the self.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Joseph Salamone

Our guest this week walked us through his initial steps into the broader race of leadership. Today, Joe Salamone is not only a young leader on his college campus, but an active member of a global network with experiences and honors from a number of renowned organizations, including DeMolay international. It's time for us to delve deeper into Joe's leadership story and learn more about the person behind the accolades. 

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