The monster in the cellar

Imagine you’ve lived in a house your whole life. In the house there’s a door that leads to a creepy cellar. Since being a child you’ve heard strange noises coming from the cellar. You’re terrified of whatever is down there. Over the years you’ve imagined it to be a...

Instant confidence

This guy had confidence figured out: Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not become the one...

The redemptive power of purpose

Our story begins with this picture, which was taken on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:00 p.m. in St. George, Utah: Queen Karina and I had just returned from being away from our three daughters, ages twelve, ten, and eight, for sixteen days. They stayed with grandma and grandpa...

Five keys for crossing the desert of purpose

In my last article I gave you an overview of the hero’s journey, which is an archetype for finding and living purpose. The aspiring hero receives a call. She accepts it and commits. Eventually, she hits the desert — the long and lonely slog of commitment, hard...

The heart of purpose

I didn’t understand this as a child as my father’s thick, leather belt thrashed my soft backside and crushed my tender heart. I couldn’t conceive of it as I shrank from the rage in his eyes and hands. Had you told me this in high school as I observed jerks mocking and...

Hacking the matrix of personal transformation

7 codes for unlocking your superpowers and reprogramming your life What do you wish you could change most about yourself? Struggling with an addiction and want to break free for good? Keep getting pulled back into reactive and destructive emotional patterns and want...

Climbing the REAL mountain of purpose

Over the past several months I’ve been quietly yet feverishly building something big and exciting behind the scenes. (To learn what it is, click here.) It’s a complex project. There are tons of moving parts, so many little decisions that need to be made along the way....

How to do self-compassion

Let me start from the beginning: Authentic Purpose is who you naturally are and what you naturally do when nothing gets in the way of it. Therefore, the secret to “finding” purpose is to remove all barriers to it. The primary barrier of purpose is fear. People are...

Memento mori

Imagine an existence with no death. You reach adulthood, and then you never grow old, your body never wears out. You never lose anyone you know to the great beyond. You have unlimited time to do and accomplish anything you can imagine. Want to become the CEO of a big...