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Nick Egan, Ph.D., is an award-winning executive coach known for his clear and impactful teaching style, and a sought-after speaker who utilizes his understanding of positive psychology and Buddhist philosophy to encourage organizational and personal growth. He is the author of Shift: The Art of Transforming Limitations.

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What If Everyone Were Conspiring to Help You?

“The sage perspective accepts every outcome and circumstance as an opportunity.” ~Shirzad Chamine

No doubt you’re familiar with paranoia. In the modern world, it’s hard not to be. And as Joseph Heller wrote, just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not after you. But there is another way to look at the world. What if you could see every situation in your life as a positive conspiracy, aimed at aligning you with your highest good?

This might seem outlandish, but it’s not as crazy as it seems. If you imagined that the person annoying or challenging you was …