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Obstacle or Excuse?

Ask, “What stops you?”by Michael Neill As a child, my favorite sport to watch on TV (and on very special occasions in the stadium) was American football. After years of playing in …

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Complaint Fasts

From time to time in my life, I’ve gone on a “complaint fast”—that is, I go a day or a week or a month deliberately not complaining (out loud!) about anythi …

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GeniusCatalyst: No Complaints

Drop the judgment to turn a complain into useful information.by Mike Neill From time to time in my life, I’ve gone on a “complaint fast”—that is, I go a day …

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Genius Catalyst: Being With

The charisma connection. by Michael Neil There is a famous story about Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortensen) walking in New York City with a friend. When her friend commented …

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Genius Catalyst: Control vs. Influence

Looking at what you can and can’t control helps avoid wasting energy on useless effort. by Michael Neill "Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one p …

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Genius Catalyst: Desire vs. Mood

"Do I want to?" is not the same as "Do I feel like it?". "The only tyrant I will follow is the still, small voice withn." – Mahatma Gandhi In "Yo …

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Genius Catalyst: Unusual Gratitude

Direct your mind toward things that trigger feelings of gratitude, and you'll begin to notice more of those things, and get more of those good feelings. by Michael Neill …

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Genius Catalyst: Angling for Happiness

Thoughts on how we respond to stress, along with an experiment for you to try. by Michael Neill If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, …

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Genius Catalyst: Have an Average Day

Daily averages add up to excellence. by Michael Neill Happiness and a meaningful life come from making differences. But this is the most important rule to follow: always make the d …

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Genius Catalyst: On Being Self-Led

Choose to act "in spite of." -by Michael Neill "What you act on grows in power." -Lyndon Duke Over the past week, I have been participating in an intensive prog …

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Genius Catalyst: Three Levels of Fearlessness

Feel fear less and less in body, mind and soul. -by Michael Neill "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." -Marie Curie What does it mean to you wh …

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Genius Catalyst: The Gay Thumb

Change comes best in steps, not leaps. When I was a child, a rumor went around the school yard that the thumb on top when you folded your hands with interlacing fingers was an indi …

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