Library Beast – The Ultimate Self-Learning Resource List

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How would you define the ultimate resource? “Resourcefulness” is such a buzzword. We know it when we see it and yet it can still have this aloof nature. To be resourceful sounds like a positive trait. And when venturing into entrepreneurship, resourcefulness is one of the word’s closest relatives. But …

An Education in Warrior Mindset

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Since entering the Taekwondo dojang at age 10, I realized I had a battle lust. There’s something energizing and uplifting about facing a challenger one-on-one, mental or physical, making use of physicality and energy, and the only reliance I have includes my will, instincts and skills. It’s almost euphoric and …

Disagreements & Emotions: How to Learn from Them

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Disagreements can evolve you if you allow them. I met a group of seekers not long ago at a comfortable diner. Their focus, similar to mine, is on realizing personal potential and striking the deepest connection with the source of the universe. They’re lifelong learners. But just because we have …

Should You Quit College?

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You’ve been attending college and feeling overwhelmed. You’re not that interested in the courses, you’re not mingling with your classmates and peers the way you expected, and you’re not even sure you want to continue majoring in whatever you chose. Right now, in this moment, you feel done. Time to …

The Art of Professionalism

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People become students of various subjects to master them and reap benefits; they range from the cold and calculating sciences to the more empathetic arenas of music, dance and theater. Mental capacities are sharpened to handle social confrontations, creation and refinement of policies and building of communities through the realm …

The Mind Map for Super Learning

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgJzG_4hiCc[/embedyt] Scene: Classroom Your professor starts the lecture and you immediately feel compelled to either zone out or capture every word. So you take out your trusty notebook, pen and start writing down every word the professor speaks. You write down every word she writes on the board. And …

A Little Thank You (Letter) Can Go A Long Way

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=UUqvh1GRkIslY6G1e0IMrWOw[/embedyt] Sometimes a little thank you can go a long way. Appreciation is one of the inner gifts experienced when someone shows they value you. In some way, you’re acknowledged as a human being and it’s a rewarding feeling to know that, of the 7 billion people on the …

A Warrior’s Defense: Oprah’s Post On Belief

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This was my reply to a number of responders who seemed to show a pattern of blind skepticism on Oprah’s recent post. The pattern shows a strong disbelief for the ability to manifest experiences in our lives. First, I thought it was merely the definition people felt uncomfortable with. “Manifesting” …