Personal Development

If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
September 4, 2016

Society pressures us to strive for what David Brooks calls "resume virtues"--external success. This works in the short run, but often leaves us feeling empty. What we need to develop to find meaning in life is eulogy virtues--the virtues that lead to a life well lived. In this post, you'll learn four practices to develop eulogy virtues.

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3 Ways Story Can Help You Create a Meaningful Life

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
April 14, 2016

While good stories always have meaning, our lives are not automatically meaningful—especially in real time. We don’t always live a good story. But we can. In this post, you'll learn 3 steps to help you create meaning in the story episodes of your life.

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Do You Ever Get Discouraged?

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
March 31, 2016

In this guest post, Dr. Paul White shows how we can help others overcome discouragement by showing appreciation.

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If You Want to Succeed in Life, Don’t Ignore Emotions--Train Them

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
February 13, 2016

We typically think of emotions (particularly negative ones) as a disruptive force and believe the best we can do is ignore them and hope they disappear. Emotions are what give life meaning and connect us to ourselves and others, but they need to be trained for wisdom, which is expertise in living a life of meaning. In this post, you'll learn 4 practices to help you train your emotions for a life of wisdom and meaning.

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4 Practices to Nurture the Gift of Friendship

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
November 28, 2015

With the pressures of building a career and, for some, raising a family, we often drift into becoming unintentional disconnectors when it comes to friendships. In this post you'll learn 8 characteristics of friendship, and 4 practices to nurture friendship.

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5 Mindset Shifts to Promote Connection

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
November 11, 2015

We’re often so focused on “what’s next" that we miss the opportunity to connect with people in the here and now. If we slow down to be physically and emotionally present, we create moments of meaning that build our well being and have the potential to develop deep friendships. For leaders, being present is crucial to create a culture in which people feel connected to each other and to the vision of the organization. In this post, you'll learn 5 mindset shifts to help you promote connection in your life and leadership.

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3 Ways to Build Your Foundation for Well-Being and Positive Influence

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Todd Hall
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Personal Development
Posted
September 2, 2015

Awhile back I met with several leaders who had been shaken up by various experiences—being let go from a job, being moved to a different role, family health crises, and general burnout. To keep standing amidst change and challenge, you have to care for your foundation. The problem is we tend to ignore the foundation of our well-being because there’s not an immediate payoff for spending time and energy building it when we’re doing “OK.” In this post, we'll look at 3 ways to build your foundation for well being and positive influence. If you do this, then when the storm hits, you'll able to weather it, and maybe even become a better person because of it.

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3 Practices to Repair Relational Ruptures

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Todd Hall
In
Personal Development
Posted
June 18, 2014

Relational ruptures are inevitable, so it's important to learn how to deal with them effectively. In this post, we talk about 3 practices to help you repair relational ruptures.

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