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Joshua earned a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, both at Columbia University, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate. He teaches and coaches leadership at Columbia, NYU, and privately. He has founded several companies, one operating globally since 1999, with a half-dozen patents to his name. He competed athletically at a national and world level.

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Is it the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

posted by Joshua on November 26, 2015 in Tips
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The other day I had to do something hard. I forget what it was.

You know the feeling when you don’t want to do something. You find ways to avoid it.

Then I asked myself, “Is it the hardest thing you’ve ever done?”

It wasn’t close. Then it didn’t seem so hard, so I did it and it was easy enough that I don’t remember it anymore, only the question that got me over it and that I expect I’ll ask myself again it similar situations.

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Would you rather be you or have been born a Rockefeller?

posted by Joshua on November 25, 2015 in Awareness, Nonjudgment, Perception
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Do you wish you had more money? Mainstream society pushes that value on us. Many of us adopt it. Even when someone suggests questioning having more stuff or money, many people still say they’d rather have more. Let me break it down to the foundation: Would you rather be yourself or to have been born[…] Keep reading →

Needing less gives more freedom than having more

posted by Joshua on November 24, 2015 in Awareness, Freedom
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Mainstream society sabotages us by trying to sell us that having more—money, stuff, connections, etc—improves life. How having more improves life it doesn’t say, but it’s usually through images of people enjoying themselves, typically when getting the stuff, which doesn’t represent the costs of paying for the stuff, maintaining it, putting on weight from eating[…] Keep reading →