Tag Archives: hero mindset

Don’t Be Afraid to Express Your Manhood in Your Own Way

Being a man can come with a lot of expectations. At some point, all men struggle under the burden of the macho masculine stereotype of the tough, cocky-confident, hypercompetitive guy. We are sold on striving to be the tall, dark, and handsome Romeo who can sweep any woman off their feet. But that image is […]
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How to Ward Off Feelings of Disenfranchisement

It’s an understatement to say life is a complex, strange, and interesting experience. Life is a blank canvas for our aspirations, a place where almost any potential has merit and everyone must define for themselves how they want to live. The freedom of the blank canvas, however, can be the proverbial double-edged sword. Freedom, if […]
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Four Life Lessons We Can Learn from Superman

For many, Superman is one embodiment of heroism. He’s like the modern answer to Hercules, Theseus or Gilgamesh. He’s a mythic archetype, and a pop culture phenomenon whose insignia is known across the globe. He’s the Man of Steel…he is Superman! Yet while his adventures have thrilled readers for generations, there are many who feel […]
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Let’s Get Physical: Don’t Forget the Body in the Mind/Body Connection

We all experience physical challenges in our life, whether planned or unplanned. Some people test themselves by running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some struggle with controlling their weight. Others are afflicted with bodily conditions for which they didn’t ask, in the case of diseases like cancer. No matter what physical challenges present themselves, […]
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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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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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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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