The At-A-Glance Overview of Live The Hero

This website was launched to share my Live The Hero concept with the world, and to start what I consider to be a much-needed conversation about how we can take charge of our lives by choosing better beliefs, habits, and actions. My intent is to constantly communicate with my readers, to get your feedback on what […]
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Why You Need to Be an Idiot (Sometimes)

Okay, maybe “idiot” isn’t the right word. Maybe “naïve” is the word I should use. Actually, what I really mean is: you need to practice using what I call “targeted naivety.” Why? Because it will help you be open minded and innovative. Targeted naivety is what open minded and innovative people already do. Targeted naivety […]
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Why an Eye for Results is the Way to Succeed

When it comes to learning or forming new skills or habits, results are ultimately what matters. This isn’t to say that the “journey” of the learning process doesn’t matter. But let’s face it: if you’re not seeing some results along the way, no matter how small, you get discouraged. Who likes futility, right? What we’re […]
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Don’t Let Fear Eclipse Your Labor of Love

Did the eclipse that passed over the U.S. a few weeks ago change your life? Probably not. Did the most recent Labor Day mark a huge turning point for your future plans? Again, probably not. But maybe you—like many of your fellow human beings—found yourself wanting something personally significant to come from those milestone occurrences. […]
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How to Avoid Some Pain While You Gain

The old workout maxim says “no pain, no gain.” But let’s be real: as much as possible, you want to avoid pain before, during, and after exercise. What’s the use of working out to get into “hero shape” if you’re putting yourself through unnecessary agony? We all know regular exercise is vital to not only […]
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Fight Back Against Work-Related Stress

It’s time to make work more than just a dirty four-letter word. Unfortunately, many of us are still laboring under outdated views left over from 20th century ideologies, which amount to the following demonic equation: work = suffering. A Puritanical work ethic makes many of us work too long and stress too much. Ironically, this […]
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Middle-Age Career Change

Traditionally, people think of college as being full of fresh-faced youngsters. But increasingly, middle-aged people are deciding to go back to school to further their career prospects. The reasons for this trend are numerous, but a primary motivation is a lack of fulfillment with one’s current career. Many older college students seek to realize dreams […]
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Why Adults Need Playtime with Friends Too

A lot of people struggle to maintain their friendships when they start their careers or build a family. As we move further and further into adulthood, one of our most precious resources—time—becomes more and more valuable and scarce. And, unfortunately, a lot of us choose to spend our limited free time in sedentary activities like […]
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