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5 Tips on Surviving Criticism
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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If you share yourself with the world you’re going to be criticized. The world may seem like a nice, safe, warm place, but as soon as you put yourself out there’s a good chance you’ll get shot at.

Is the world a harsh place? Yes and no. But I’m not going to lie to you. If you put a target on your chest, it’ll suddenly get harsher. And speaking your mind, sharing your art or…

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The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi
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Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. As many of her patients approached their final days, she would ask if they had regrets or things they would do differently.

Ware was so surprised by the phenomenal clarity of vision people…

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Why We Should Rest – Avoiding a Dust Bowl
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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If you’ve read Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, you know what happens when farmers fail to rotate their crops and let the ground rest. What happens is, of course, devastation. We’ve all seen pictures of Oklahoma during the dust bowl, that season when the ground, empty of nutrients, let go in any wind and suffocated and entire region. People took shelter in their homes but the dust got through the cracks, into their beds, into their food. Soon, hundreds of thousands had to move away.

I bring this up because the same thing can happen in…

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3 Keys to Winning the Mental Game
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I recently had lunch with Ben Malcolmson who serves as the assistant to Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. We met on Sunday afternoon before the Seahawks were to play on Monday Night Football.

I’d read Coach Carroll’s book Win Forever (a terrific read for any leader) and so knew a little about his coaching strategy and how he encourages his teams to simply believe they are going to win at everything they do. Then Ben said something I thought was interesting. He said that at the NFL level, all the…

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Sunday Morning Music, Jason Eskridge
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Last night, Dave Barnes had his annual Christmas show in Nashville. Jason Eskridge was one of the special guests and just blew the crowd away with his voice. I hope you enjoy…

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Saturday Morning Cereal: Renewing our Faith in Humanity, Caine’s Arcade
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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I was introduced to Caine’s Arcade this week and can’t stop talking about it. These two films capture a beautiful story about creativity and how encouragement can launch people into something they never imagined.

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What Makes a Happy Life?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last year I had the privilege of spending a few days with Tom Shadyac, who radically convicted me about how I live. Tom was (and is) an acclaimed Hollywood director (Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty) but hurt his head in a bike accident and suffered painful headaches for months. While suffering, he questioned what he was doing with his life. He claimed his life was largely about acquiring things. He realized that while he wasn’t really unhappy, he wasn’t exactly happy, either. So he made some changes.

Tom made a decision to get rid of his house, to stop flying private, and to live generously, focussing on relationships. He moved into a double wide trailer. He pretty much only…

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If You’re Rushing, Something is Wrong
By Donald Miller
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Where Are You Going?
By Susan Isaacs
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Are Black-and-White Narratives Manipulative?
By Donald Miller
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Do Good Guys Really Finish Last? (A recent finding suggests not!)
By Donald Miller
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