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Announcing The Art of Personal Power

Have you ever felt excited, nervous, giddy, and a bit afraid all at once? That’s how I feel right now. For years I’ve dreamt of expanding my focus from leadership, to the power of the individual. For years, I’ve dreamt of shifting my primary medium from speaking to writing. Today, I’m taking these dreams out of my heart and bringing them into reality with my new project, JasonConnell.co. Most people have been convinced that they are less powerful, less attractive, less ca...

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Two new pieces and an update…

  1) Have you ever had that haunting feeling that life is meaningless and shallow? That today is just a repetition of yesterday? I have. Many times. That feeling is nothing more than a captivating illusion. The next step on your path is to cast away the illusion by living from your heart, and sharing your deep gifts with the world. If you’re interested in learning how to do this, I wrote an article on how to shift from your head to your heart, and how to access your deep gifts here. 2) I wa...

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The only secret I know…

NB: Before we begin: this is the final article in a series on modern leadership mastery. The series overview and links to previous articles can be found here.  2008, Cock’n Bull Bar, Montreal: I had just returned from a few months volunteering in Uganda. I was tan and playful and feeling self-assured. My brother had driven the 500 miles from Boston to Montreal to hang out for a few nights. We were both carelessly drunk and horsing around when he asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks...

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How to overcome failure

NB: Before we begin: this is the latest article in a series on modern leadership mastery. The series overview and links to previous articles can be found here.  Sophomore year of college, 2005: I just got the worst grade I’ve ever received in my life. Worse still, it was on a high stakes Spanish exam. Though I am a generally an A-minus/B-plus student, I failed that exam hard. After class, I nervously asked the professor if I could retake the test. She snickered and said, “No.” Feeling small, I...

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How the world really changes: the path and the delusion

NB: Before we begin: this is the latest article in a series on modern leadership mastery. The series overview and links to previous articles can be found here.  This may sound insane (even for me), so I’m going to put it very simply: you have the power to change the world. Yes. You. The person reading this right now. You. You are capable of changing the world. I know that sounds more aspirational than realistic, but stick with me for just a moment. In fact, there tricks that make changing the wo...

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