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Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

Solitude. It’s the secret sauce to leadership. But... In their great book Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin tells us: “Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction, with a power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. Like a great wave that saturates everything in its path, however, handheld devices and other media now leave us awash with the thoughts of others. We are losing solitude without even realizing it.” Big Ideas we explore include the big 4 of solitude (clarity + creativity + emotional balance + moral courage), the threats from our "Input Age," how MLK and Eisenhower used solitude, FOMO (get over it!) and how to change the world (starting with YOU!).

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Why you'll love PhilosophersNotes.

The most transformational Big Ideas from 500 of the greatest personal growth books at your fingertips (and eyes and ears). Beautiful to look at and powerful to use, these mini-CliffsNotes™ of personal growth will inspire and empower you to live your deepest truths.

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Stunning PDFs

500 Stunning PDFs

500 books condensed into 500 6-page PDFs for more wisdom in less time.

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500 MP3 Audio Guides

Every PDF is recorded as a 20-minute MP3 for on-the-go learning.

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PNTV Videos

Brian shares his favorite Big Ideas in 10 minute episodes on PNTV.

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Transformational

Apply these ideas diligently, patiently, persistently, and playfully and happy dances are guaranteed.

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Easy access and support giving you all need and more for personal success.

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3,500 Big Ideas

3,500 of the Biggest Ideas outlines and explained for easy and powerful implementation.

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