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I’m Good…

I was talking to a friend about eightstep me. The conversation naturally shifted over a few of the topics I’ve covered in my blog posts, like motivation and fulfillment, growth and stagnation, and paradoxical self-reference. They seemed confused about the concept of life coaching in general. At one point they said that they didn’t see

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Jordan Peterson, Lost Nuance, and Biological Hierarchies

Jordan Peterson has exploded in popularity over the last 2 years. As with any fame, a great deal of his nuance is lost in the vast echo chambers of trending culture. He manages just fine without it, but I think it’s a real shame, because his best work lies within the extremely subtle and fine

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How Black Panther Follows ‘The Hero’s Journey’

This is a description of how the Black Panther movie follows the structure of ‘The Hero’s Journey,’ or the primordial monomyth at the heart of all narratives. *** SERIOUS SPOILERS AHEAD *** Watch the movie before reading this — it’s a masterpiece that I do no justice in describing. This analysis follows the “Twelve Stage Hero’s

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The Paradox Perspective

Check out my YouTube channel, The Paradox Perspective. With the help of my visual director, Taija Brown, I’ve been making videos on whatever moves me. Suggestions and criticisms are welcome 🙂

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Rhythm and energy

Over the past year I’ve steadily built up this coaching business. I’m still not coaching full time, but I recently surpassed 70+ hours of individual coaching. At first, these sessions were very free-form and I would rely on my psychology education and intuition to guide my style. After jumping into it without any prior knowledge

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The Value of Perception (and a Bitcoin)

Bitcoin has been all over the news recently… or maybe that’s only the case in my mind, because I have some money invested in it lol. Either way, the value of bitcoin has skyrocketed over the last few months.   This ‘bitcoin boom’ has triggered conversations all over the world about what it means for

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Treadmill Euphemism

Treadmill Euphemism This is a treadmill We are all on it. Some of us move too fast And jump off the front. Some of us move too slow And fall off the back. But we are all on the treadmill (Whether we like it or not – Don’t believe me? Try to stop moving. Try

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eightstep me

Thank you so much for reading this! Your attention is valuable and I appreciate you spending your time with my thoughts. Perhaps you are a long-time reader or you’re just popping in to see what this section is all about. In either case, I’m here to explain a transition that the ‘my thoughts‘ section is currently

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Rationality vs… Magic?

We often think of intuition as being diametrically and functionally opposed to rationality. While rationalization is a logical, organized way of knowing, intuition is an evidence-free, irrational means of acquiring knowledge. But it turns out that rationality and intuition are arguably the same concept. Let’s explore. Humans are designed to rationalize. We want to find

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Synchronicity

The term “Synchronicity” was developed by the psychologist Carl Jung. It refers to ‘meaningful coincidences’ — events that seem causally disconnected, but have a clear relationship in your mind. For example, have you ever been thinking or talking about someone when they magically appear or contact you? Speak of the devil. Have you ever overheard a

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