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Musings on the story, science and power of adversity

David Burkus

SA 001: David Burkus, Author of The Myths of Creativity

David Burkus, the author of “The Myths of Creativity,”  joins the program to discuss the things most of us get wrong when we think about creativity.  Can it be developed?  What about its application to how we approach the obstacles in our lives? Listen and find out the answers. David Burkus is the author of…

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Sweet Adversity (SA) Podcast 000: Intro and What to Expect 🙂

It’s time.  The first episode of The Sweet Adversity Podcast.  I’m thrilled to bring you a podcast series that focuses on the stories and science of adversity.  The series format will be a blend of interviews with researchers in science and psychology, former Olympians, business owners and entrepreneurs, and artists…just to name a few. I…

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How Polio Helped Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph is one of the greatest female athletes in the history of sports.  She won four gold medals at two Olympic Games (one bronze in 1956, and three gold in 1960), setting two world records and becoming the female athlete of the year in 1960. Wilma’s story is not about accomplishment, nor talent.  Her story is…

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Why Negative Emotions are OK

I lost my wallet yesterday.  I still don’t have an idea where it could have been left.  I brought it to the gym, set it on a chair, retrieved it when I completed my workout, entered my cousin’s car to grab a coffee (as we always do after our Saturday workouts), went to the coffee…

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On Battling Resistance

One of my goals for 2015 is to make significant strides in becoming a better writer.  I’m doubting myself.  Am I getting better?  I wonder if I am taking on “Resistance” every day with the effort that it demands.  Resistance is powerful.  Steven Pressfield illustrated it so perfectly. For those who have not encountered Pressfield’s…

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