Category Archives: The LTH Program

A group of topics that describe the Live the Hero program in detail.

Why You Need to Shut Up, Listen, and Communicate Heroically

I did it. I argued with someone on the Internet. It wasn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last. I know what you’re thinking: arguing on the Internet is the greatest exercise in futility since Sisyphus rolled his boulder. We all know about the infamous echo chambers created by the greatest information sharing […]
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We are All Responsible for Mass Shootings. Here’s How Heroism Can Help.

Another mass shooting in the United States. Another call for thoughts and prayers. Another round of bickering about causes and solutions that goes nowhere. Then what do we do? Do we reset the tragedy clock and hopelessly wait for it to happen again? We all know that’s not a satisfactory answer. We know we can’t […]
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You’ve Gotta Get to Know Joe (Campbell)

I’ve invoked the name of Joseph Campbell quite often in my writings, and with good reason. He was the primary inspiration behind my creation of Live The Hero. Mr. Campbell (or Joe, as I like to call him) is my main source for the “life philosophy” I collated together from various sources. Campbell’s work is the […]
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Join the Fight Against Humanity’s Real Frenemy

Franklin D. Roosevelt warned us about it. H.P. Lovecraft told us it’s the oldest and strongest emotion. Martin Luther King insisted it’s the reason we don’t get along with each other. They were all talking about fear. If humanity ever had a “frenemy,” it’s fear. It’s the first example of the proverbial double-edged sword, something […]
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The H.E.R.O. Defined: O is for Open

In mythology, the end result of the hero’s journey is discovering new wisdom to bring back to society, so that everyone benefits from the hero’s experience. Obtaining new wisdom to help the community grow and improve requires stepping out of the known comforts of home and into the wide and wild world. One of my […]
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The H.E.R.O Defined: R is for Resourceful (includes Internal Resources Worksheet)

Do you ever take time to consider the tools you have in your self-support system? As you read this post, I want you to think about the collection of beliefs that make up your worldview. Imagine those beliefs as tools in a toolbox. Keep that metaphor in mind. Now brace yourself, I’m going to talk about Hercules again! […]
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The H.E.R.O. Defined: E is for Elastic (includes Resilience Worksheet)

What do you do when you get punched? I’m not talking about a physical beating. I’m talking about the metaphorical pummeling you sometimes receive courtesy of life’s circumstances. Let’s take an American mythological hero and use his example metaphorically. Let’s take some lessons from the legend of Rocky Balboa (spoilers ahead if you’ve been living […]
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