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Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack Canfield is the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and peak performance. [www.jackcanfield.com]

 
Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington political powerhouse. media mogul. author.

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post and the author of twelve books. [www.huffingtonpost.com]

 
Seth Godin Seth Godin author. speaker. linchpin.

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Krishna Kaur Krishna Kaur yogi. philanthropist. dynamic teacher.

Krishna Kaur is the founder of YOGA for Youth, a program that takes yoga, meditation, and stimulating discussions on the philosophy of yoga to urban youth. [www.yogaforyouth.org]

 
Norman Lear Norman Lear producer. philanthropist. tv legend.

Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film. He is also a political and social activist and philanthropist. [www.normanlear.com]

 
Leilani Münter Leilani Münter race car driver. activist. carbon free girl.

Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and an environmental activist who uses her voice in the number one spectator sport in America as a catalyst for change. [www.leilanimunter.com]

 
Kevin Bales Kevin Bales Freedom Fighter. Philanthropist. Game Changer.

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Mastin Kipp Mastin Kipp Writer. Entrepreneur. Daily Lover.

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Desmond Tutu Desmond Tutu archbishop. author. peaceful leader.

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Zainab Salbi Zainab Salbi author. ceo. humanitarian.

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Sean Stephenson Sean Stephenson speaker. psychotherapist. life embracer.

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Kia Miller Kia Miller yogi. meditator. teacher.

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Simon Mainwaring Simon Mainwaring creator. writer. idea geek.

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Shannon Bindler Shannon Bindler Strategist. Writer. Life Coach.

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Mathieu Bitton Mathieu Bitton Designer. Art Director. Passionate Creator.

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Jorge Perez Jorge Perez Agent. Producer. Photography Enthusiast.

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Bryant McGill Bryant McGill heartfelt activist. truth detective. passionate space-seeker.

Bryant McGill is an internationally renowned author, essayist, speaker, and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom, and human rights. [www.bryantmcgill.com/vor]

Throughout my life, I’ve questioned everything. I don’t believe any of it and I don’t accept any of it, but I’m not angry or rebellious. I’m a joy-filled soul, and I joyfully reject it all.

For me, questioning is about throwing off lies and illusions and seeking out the essential truth of what it means to be a human being. It’s about living as a happy human being in truth.

Essential truth represents what things were before they were corrupted by modern life. Finding essential truth involves uncovering the foundation of possibility that’s been buried beneath thousands of years of lies and misconceptions.

Most of us are sleepwalking and don’t know it. We work in meaningless jobs at corporations feed that off of our energy. Then we’re bombarded with manipulation through fruitless consumerism and mindless entertainment.

We’ve been distracted from our power, but we can take that power back and create a beautiful world. We can decide to take a radical departure from what we accept as reality. There’s a place inside each of us that cannot be coerced to think a certain way or behave a certain way. Just beyond the horizon of the so-called impossible is infinite possibility. Anyone can find it if they choose to wake up.

One of the most essential things I’ve done is turn off the TV. TV is such a powerful weapon of mass distraction and psychological programming. Basically, I turned off the conditioning. I decided I didn’t want to live life vicariously through fictional characters on TV. I don’t need to be entertained. Life is my entertainment.

Turn off the TV and start living. Start looking around. Question everything, including yourself. Have the courage to question yourself.

Don’t worry about what other people think. That’s been another important step for me in escaping the gravity of mediocrity. I had an epiphany. I realized that one day I’m going to die and no one is going to die for me. I’ve got to face death alone, so I surely don’t want anyone telling me how to live while I’m alive.

What we see in today’s society is all a choice. We’re each authors of this experience called life. We can create a world where we have more joy, where we’re the wonderful expression of unique possibility that is humanity. I deeply wish wonder, excitement, and creative joy for every soul. Everyone should have a beautiful space to live in.

– Bryant McGill

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