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The If Project: Week Nine Finale!

The If Project takes the text of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” and breaks it down into digestible chunks of wisdom. Each week, we’ll take a few lines of the poem and focus on the life lessons and behaviors Kipling puts forth as empowering. This is a mindfulness practice, which will help you consciously build better […]
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Leaders and Heroes are Born and Made

We are all born with the potential to be heroic. Part of what defines heroism is the desire to support the individuals around us. There is a natural instinct in us to cooperate with other people in order to ensure mutual protection and survival. Whether this stems from a purely selfish gene or not, the […]
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Don’t Forget to be a Hero for THIS Person

You. When we think of the term “hero,” we often picture someone saving other people around them. But sometimes, you need to save yourself. Actually, when it comes to heroic legends worldwide, time and again we see how the protagonist of the story needs to be a hero to themselves first, before they can be […]
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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 Unfortunately, many of us are still laboring under outdated views left over from 20th century ideologies, which amount to the following demonic equation: work = suffering.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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How to Make a Heroic Stand for Your Business

Bullies exist in a myriad of forms and situations. From petty playground bullying to haters making fun of your life choices, there are critics that relish the chance to attack others, and your business is no exception. If you run a startup or have a new business, you have to make a stand for your […]
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Small Changes at Work Can Pay Off Big Time

Yep, I’m going to talk about small wins again. Remember why resolutions don’t last? Because they usually involve you biting off a bigger goal than you can chew. Focusing too much on a huge long-term goal, rather than on smaller short-term goals, is one of the most common reasons for quitting on lifestyle changes. That […]
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How to Build Your Personal Brand

This is a guest post by Jack Crute, who represents Harvey & Hugo, a London-based communications agency specializing in public relations. They use social media, PR, and content marketing to share knowledge, celebrate success, and spread positivity. This post is another in a series that applies heroic concepts to work and business. When it comes to building […]
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How to Be a Hero to Your Employees (Part 2)

In response to some reader requests to elaborate on how to be a hero boss (not to mention I just wrote about running a company like a hero), I’ve decided to revisit the topic in order to dig deeper. Unfortunately, many employees automatically stereotype their managers as the tough and mean boss figure, a thankless task […]
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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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