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Day 294: The Moral Imperative

Why This CEO Pays Every Employee $70,000 a Year
"You were inspired to raise the minimum wage because of a well-known Princeton study that found that emotional well-being rises with income—but only to an extent, which is around $75,000 dollars. Was it just the study that was the game changer for you? The numbers also had to make sense for the business, right?Dan Price: To me, once you know the right thing to do, and it’s the right thing for everybody involved and it’s going to be beneficial to everyone, it becomes a moral imperative to actually do it. In the past, as much as I would have wanted to do something like this, it wasn’t practical, it wasn’t the right timing. And so, with that Princeton study, one of the other aspects that really hit home with me was, “The dollars that you’re making underneath that amount are causing harm to your well-being.” And that, to me, is powerful stuff. And we only get to live this life once.  And I want everybody that I’m partnered with at Gravit…

Day 293: How to Stop the Walking Dead from Coming True

Have you ever been in a position where you wondered how you were going to be able to pay your bills?

Have you ever been in a position of struggling to find a decent job and wondering why it is so difficult?

Have you ever been in a position of struggling to find decent work even with a college degree?

Have you ever experienced stress, anxiety, fear, frustration, depression, anger, confusion about your money situation? About bills? About debt? About the hoops you're required to jump through to get access to the basic necessities of life when you don't have enough money to just go out and access it directly?

Have you ever had to settle for work that doesn't pay you enough to live and is not something you would otherwise choose to do, but you took the job because it's the only place that would hire you?

Have you ever had to find a SECOND job just to cover your living expenses, working 50, 60, 70 hours a week without any end in sight?

Have you ever been in a position where…

Day 292: The Origin of Anger in My Life Part 3: Understanding my Relationship with Anger

Something I realized recently about the role anger and rage has played in my life, is how it has primarily reared its head in scenarios in which I am faced with something I don't in that moment see and understand how to direct; a problem I don't immediately see a solution to. Specifically what I found is that key to why this happens, is that I had walked into that scenario within SOME point of expectation. What I mean by this is that, within me I had attached some point of want, desire, value to a particular outcome. The outcome could be either an actual possible outcome, or an IDEA of an outcome. Primarily what I've found in the nature of how I form expectations, is that I tend to form expectations attached to wanting an outcome based in the POTENTIAL I see in something. You see, in walking my process over the past few years and really getting to know my natural skills, capacities, strengths, expressions, I've found that what comes naturally to me is seeing the poten…

Day 291: The Origin of Anger in My Life Part 2: Do you struggle with Rage?

Where does explosive rage come from? How is rage created?
Why does the extent and severity of the reaction of explosive rage seem so disproportionate to the event that triggers it?
How can you go from feeling relatively stable in one moment, to a total emotional possession in the next moment, where you feel like you are not in control of your body and end up doing things you immediately regret?
Do you for the most part see and carry yourself as a peaceful person, not interested in violence or aggression or in being nasty to others, and yet struggle to understand why in certain moments, you fly into an outburst of rage that feels like it is beyond your control?
Have you found, in spite of the unpleasant nature of rage, that in certain situations it feels justified, and that the situation is somehow at fault? 
Has explosive rage led to you doing and saying things that have sabotaged relationships in your world?
Do you feel like rage is just a part of you, and that it's something you…