On identity crises, the mind, and human potential

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Rethinking the narrative about career and life goals

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A study in reframing and appreciation

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What an encounter with some scared crustaceans taught me about how we pursue the important things in our lives

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A story of how we’ve muddied the waters and how a heartfelt letter of resignation reminded me of an important little idea I’ve been overlooking

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The different reasons why we create things, and the possibility of an idyllic place where they all converge

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You should create for your own sake.

An essay on the motivational forces that pull us from and push us toward doing our best work, and how I deal with them

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No matter our job or circumstances, we all have customers, and serving them is our most important and beneficial work

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A run-down of the most impactful books I’ve read so far this year, and what I took away from them

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When life as we knew it turned upside-down, I was fortunate enough to pick up a few helpful pieces of insight along the way

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Mike Sturm

Author of “The Wabi-Sabi Way” and “Be, Think, Do”. Subscribe to my newsletter “Woolgathering”: https://goo.gl/UhzUYL.

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