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Why Harry Potter is Nothing Without Voldemort

(originally published in Dumb Little Man) Harry Potter is one of the great characters created in the history of fiction writing. We all know about the commercial success J.K. Rowling duly experienced from the Harry Potter series (over 450 million copies sold, and over $6 billion at the box office). Sometimes the commercial success overshadows…

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SA 005: Jeff Goins, USA Today Bestselling Author

What does it mean to live a meaningful life and to do work that really matters? In this episode we have USA Today bestselling author Jeff Goins. We talk about his current success, what got him to this point, the struggle and adversity he had to face in starting to exercise his creative muscles, which…

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Nature, Nurture, & Reality

*Originally published by Deb Mills-Scofield on mills-scofield.com “Needs are imposed by nature. Wants are sold by society.” — mokokoma mokhoNoaNa Imagine this. We have identical twins: the same DNA, the same looks, the same insides. They were the same twins in high school whom you confused more than you’d like to admit and even now…

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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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Why Adversity and Resilience are Important

I’m a sucker for sports documentaries.  Recently, I turned on ESPN just in time to see a young runner fall into her coaches arms after finishing a race.  That girl’s name is Kayla Montgomery, and she has multiple sclerosis.  If you are unfamiliar with her tearjerking story, take twelve minutes and watch this clip: The…

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