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There’s a hidden danger to peak experiences that people rarely talk about. When you have a peak experience like going to a motivational seminar, you’re emotional instead of objective.

The consequences of those choices are more often than not detrimental. Quitting your job without a clue how you’re going to come up with next month’s rent might get you many likes when you announce it on Facebook. But when reality sets in and the rent is due, what appears to be courageous ends up being stupid.

People do stupid things like this all the time after a peak experience. The upsell at the back of a room in a motivational seminar takes advantage of this. …


The First Six Weeks of the year can have a profound impact on how your year turns out. Most people start a new year with the best of intentions. They set ambitious goals and make grand plans.

They want to make more money, lose weight, etc. At the end of the year, they often look back and realize they didn’t accomplish most of their goals.

The Start of A New Year

First 6 Weeks
First 6 Weeks
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At the beginning of the year, your desire to accomplish your goals and change your behavior is usually at an all-time high. When the excitement of starting something new fades, your motivation will decline.

The key to avoiding this is harnessing that motivation and understanding that the first 6 weeks could determine how your year turns out. …


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When I talk to creative people who feel overwhelmed, distracted, and struggle to manage their time, they all have one thing in common: they try to do too many things at once. They move one mile in a thousand different directions instead of a thousand miles in one.

In a recent office hours session we held, one of our Unmistakable Prime members told the rest of the group that she had started three different paintings but eventually abandoned all of them. …


Every year, I take time to reflect on what I have learned from the people I have interviewed, the books I have read, and the experiences I have had.

Podcasts guests give me an ongoing education that kicks the crap out of the one I got in school.

Books help me learn what we should have learned at school but never did.

Life experiences are a way of field testing the lessons from books and podcasts.

This year has been unlike any other that most of us have seen and hopefully will ever see again in our lives. …


Michelle Poler inspired a movement, Hello Fears, by facing 100 fears in 100 days. She went skydiving, she held a tarantula, she did trapeze, and even wore no pants on the subway. Michelle has made it her mission to overcome the fear of being afraid and find true courage.

In this interview:

  • Michelle’s influence growing up
  • Impact of the culture on self-expression
  • The Cultural differences between the US and Venezuela
  • Wanting to explore fear and writing Hello Fears
  • The distinction between being fearless and being brave
  • The difference between Comfort and Happiness
  • Ambition and fulfillment coexisting
  • The 6 stage process of overcoming any…


Today, Jeff Harry is helping adults tap into what drove them as a kid by entering a state of play and rediscovering their true selves. Through play, we can add more joy to our lives and feel just like a kid again.

In this Interview:

  • Jeff’s Influence Growing up
  • Jeff experience being part of a minority race
  • Starting Rediscover Your Playground
  • Why did we stop playing?
  • How Does One Play in Adulthood?

Let’s get right into it!

Jeff’s Influence Growing up

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TW: Racial Discrimination

Jeff, growing up, was a “nerd.” Being “Philipino and Black” and living in a predominantly white suburb, he couldn’t change much physically to fit in with the ‘it’ crowd. He tried matching their hairstyle, getting the bangs, and styling it with moose, but that only resulted in a disaster resembling a “raccoon’s butt.” …


Today, Jeff Harry is helping adults tap into what drove them as a kid by entering a state of play and rediscovering their true selves. Through play, we can add more joy to our lives and feel just like a kid again.

In this Interview:

  • Jeff’s Influence Growing up
  • Jeff experience being part of a minority race
  • Starting Rediscover Your Playground
  • Why did we stop playing?
  • How Does One Play in Adulthood?

Let’s get right into it!

Jeff’s Influence Growing up

TW: Racial Discrimination

Jeff, growing up, was a “nerd.” Being “Philipino and Black” and living in a predominantly white suburb, he couldn’t change much physically to fit in with the ‘it’ crowd. He tried matching their hairstyle, getting the bangs, and styling it with moose, but that only resulted in a disaster resembling a “raccoon’s butt.” …


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Today, Jeff Harry is helping adults tap into what drove them as a kid by entering a state of play and rediscovering their true selves. Through play, we can add more joy to our lives and feel just like a kid again.

In this Interview:

  • Jeff’s Influence Growing up
  • Jeff experience being part of a minority race
  • Starting Rediscover Your Playground
  • Why did we stop playing?
  • How Does One Play in Adulthood?

Let’s get right into it!

Jeff’s Influence Growing up


Ryan Holiday is one of the most prolific authors of our generation. He averages one new book a year along with running a company and publishing new content monthly for a wide range of publications. There have been times when I’ve finished reading one of his new books and the next one arrives at my doorstep a week later.

I’ve had the good fortune of interviewing Ryan multiple times on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast. We also have the same publisher. …


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If it were as easy to create an audience as it is to take an online course or follow a checklist of steps, everyone who started a blog would have thousands of readers and each podcast would have thousands of listeners. Every politician would win elections and every actor would have thousands of adoring fans.

Building an audience for your work requires a combination of work, social intelligence, and an understanding of human behavior. …

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