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Honesty on Racism, Sexism, Classism, & Prejudice: Transcending “PC Shoulds”

This post may make some people uncomfortable, but that’s okay. Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other “isms” continue to be featured in the media a great deal. We still have much work to do in this area. In the meantime, it’s important to continue looking within ourselves to ensure that our motives remain as pure …

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A Free Self-Empowerment Book for Your Favorite Naked Idealist

1/8/09 update: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Pace for winning a copy of Naked Idealism for their friend Nick, via the posting below! If you wish to hear about future offers and competitions, please sign up for the Idealist Coach News/Updates List. While I was excited to receive some media coverage of my …

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Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture, & Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

One Sunday morning I was sitting in the pews of Pittsburgh’s First Unitarian Church, where I was scheduled to facilitate my first coaching-related workshop a few weeks later. One member, a Carnegie Mellon professor named Randy Pausch, announced that his pancreatic cancer had returned. He would be moving away with his family so they could …

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Living Life Forward: The Being-Doing-Having Model

I previously shared this important concept from Naked Idealism as part of a discussion on wealth, where it generated a few interesting responses. Several decades ago, Shakti Gawain outlined a simple but powerful model in her popular book Creative Visualization. She holds that much of our existence is based upon three interrelated aspects that support each other: …

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Avoiding “Holier than Thou” Part II: Conflict among Idealists

This is an excerpt from Naked Idealism, from the chapter entitled “Relating to Others Despite Differences.” I originally intended to post this later, but after observing similar dynamics in a few well-intentioned discussion groups, I decided it needed to enter the world sooner…I hope many of you find it helpful! Comments are appreciated. (Continued from Part …

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