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Tag: overcoming fear

  • How to Fight a Hydra

    How to Fight a Hydra

    A simple and universal metaphor can be essential for those challenges in life that cannot be explained through words and are uncomfortable to face. How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kaufman uses metaphor in some obvious (and less obvious) ways to powerful effect. It is a very short book (45 mins to one hour […]

  • Lying down on an icy couch

    Lying down on an icy couch

    Everyone feels fear. From the fear of public speaking to anxiety over meeting new people and even the fear of heights, our fears are everywhere and can keep us from living a full life. Fear is uncomfortable, like โ€œlying on an icy couchโ€, and our natural instinct is to move away from it. Yet, there […]

  • What I learned last week (#121): the good life

    What I learned last week (#121): the good life

    Learned last week: favorable conditions, being surprised, components of innovation, mtb paris catacombs, and more!

  • What I learned last week (#97)

    What I learned last week (#97)

    Learned last week: Not freaking out about the election, faking it to make it, the wonder of the cosmos, and more!

  • Fake it and make it

    Fake it and make it

    We’re dressing up here for Halloween, regardless of whether we can actually go trick-or-treating. Even though we aren’t going to be able to be on display for the neighborhood this year, it’s funny to think about what the act of dressing up does: it gives you permission. All of the sudden you can act in […]