Tag Archives: purpose

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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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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Follow Your Bliss, Benefit the World

Too many of us are convinced early in life that our dreams are impossible to achieve, and our creative processes are of no consequence to the world. I argue that this is a fallacy born of fear and self-doubt. People can sometimes slip into a “misery loves company” mindset, and deride the success of others […]
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You Versus the Death of the Universe (Guess Who Wins)

Yes, someday you will die. And you will be dead waaaay longer than you will have lived here on the physical realm we call Earth. (Yes, this is a motivational blog. Stay with me.) When it comes to death, I ask, “So what?” Yes, eventually the sun will swallow the Earth, as presidential candidate Gary Johnson politely […]
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Build Your Business Around Being Heroic

Everyone can aspire to be heroic in all aspects of their life, including their career. Work can be viewed as a process of trying to develop and improve every day. Challenges will arise, and it’s your job to craft a solution, innovate, and break through problems to reach success. One of the toughest jobs to […]
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How Heroes Can Make a Difference: In the Community

In case you missed it, I’ve written about a concept I call the H.E.R.O. mindset on this blog. It provides four fundamental aspects of what it means to be a hero, and offers a positive way of thinking about and living your life. That’s a big reason for this blog’s existence: to help you take […]
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Why I Created Live the Hero

People ask me why I created Live the Hero, and like any other human being I’m tempted to give some larger-than-life, grandiose answer like, “I was struck by sudden divine inspiration” or “I had a spiritual awakening!” But the truth is plain and simple. I created it because I was unhappy (more on that in a bit). I want […]
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