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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
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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At Storyline, we’re pretty even keeled. We don’t get too excited or worried and things pretty much get handled ahead of schedule. How that happened with a group of artists, I don’t know, but everybody who works with us seems to appreciate our flow of business. Essentially, if we are rushing, we know we’ve done something wrong.

Of course there are plenty of great reasons in life to rush. If you’re an ER doctor or a professional ping-pong player, rushing seems appropriate. But in most endeavors, feeling a constant sense of urgency and panic means somebody hasn’t done their job. And that somebody is…

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Where Are You Going?
Susan Isaacs
By Susan Isaacs
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This past June I attended Don’s Storyline Conference in Santa Barbara. I knew it was going to be inspiring. I didn’t it was going to kick me in the posterior.

I’ve accomplished a few things in my life. I’ve acted in movies and TV. I’ve gotten one book published. I’m long overdue for getting another book out into the world. But something has stopped me from…

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Are Black-and-White Narratives Manipulative?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Last year I was watching an interview with a foreign diplomat and found myself sucked into his perspective. His people were good people, he claimed, and they were being attacked by bad people. They were being attacked by a culture that didn’t love their children, were evil, a people who deserved to die. His military was operating in self defense as they attacked their enemies.

I can’t tell you how captivating the narrative was.

But doing a little research revealed the leader was more than a little biased. The truth is he was…

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Do Good Guys Really Finish Last? (A recent finding suggests not!)
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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So I heard about a study this morning regarding crime. A researcher intentionally left a lot of loose change on his floor and seats and then dropped off his car at a car wash. He did this hundreds of times to see how often some of his change would be stolen.

Turns out, he was actually robbed one-third of the time. Not too bad, but not too great, either. I was rather surprised that it was even that often. I’ve not locked the door to my house in…

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Sunday Morning Music, Christmas
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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Several friends of the Storyline community have released Christmas records. Here are some of our favorites…

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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
By Tim Schurrer
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On the Importance of Making Amends and Managing Relationships
By Justin Zoradi
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Why the Most Magnetic People in the World Aren’t Flatterers
By Donald Miller
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“We Leak What We Love” by Bob Goff
By Bob Goff
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