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Self-Love Is Important, But…

April 21st, 2015

I wish I had a better job. I wish I had more money. I wish I wasn’t so fat. I wish I was more attractive. I wish my hair had more volume. I wish my hair wasn’t so puffy. The way that society and mass media is these days, it’s easy to fall into the […]

Sunday Snippet: T. Harv Eker

April 12th, 2015

“The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.” We all have a comfort zone. It’s a place where we can feel safe from harm, a place where we can retreat […]

Sunday Snippet: Chris Hardwick

April 5th, 2015

“You are the proprietor of your thoughts and feelings. And you choose how you frame the many experiences that form the campus of your personality. It’s a weird and glorious moment of self-awareness… the day you realize that you are the warden rather than the prisoner of your emotions.” It doesn’t take you very long […]

What Is Your End Game?

March 31st, 2015

Someone may have once told you that living as a human being simply isn’t enough and that you should strive to be a human doing. Many of us can fall into a pattern of existence where we simply go through the motions, not actively working toward something greater. While we may think that we have […]

Sunday Snippet: Photographer Tomasz Wagner

March 29th, 2015

“Learn to wear hats, many, many hats that don’t always fit properly—you’re a photographer developing your own style, a business person, maybe also a mother or father—a human. Learn, make those mistakes, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Burn out can happen easily with all of these hats weighing on you, so if […]

Sunday Snippet: Momofuku’s David Chang

March 22nd, 2015

“I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.” Some […]

Sunday Snippet: Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

March 15th, 2015

“Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.” Life is short. It’s a recurring theme here on Beyond the Rhetoric, particularly with the Sunday Snippet series, that we all need to make the most out of what little […]

Sunday Snippet: D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)

March 8th, 2015

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” It is better to stand there and look the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. At the same time, there are people who enjoy hearing the sound of […]