#Survivor Insights 271: Dean Almost Wins Island of The Idols – Finale Lesson of The Story

There is no reality. Life is about perception. Somehow in some ways, their perceptions of you define who they are. Their perceptions are their truth. Not yours. Your ability is limited to managing perception, not to control their interpretation. Their interpretation is theirs. Not yours. If it works on your advantage, the discussion sounds like a win-win. If it does not, it is no longer your mistake.

Update on Dean Kowalski: Runner-up

Dean Kowalski - Survivor 39
Dean Kowalski, 29, New York City

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#Survivor Insights 270: Island of The Idols – Lesson of The Story (Episode 12)

An almost win is not a win. You still lost the battle but never the war if you stay humble, accept the defeat as it is and move on. Resiliency is a gift you give to yourself.

Update on Dean Kowalski: He wins immunity!

Elaine Stott, 41, Kentucky
Elaine Stott, 41, Kentucky

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#Survivor Insights 269: Island of The Idols – Lesson of The Story (Episode 11)

Loyalty is tested every now and then. Loyalty makes no sense if you fail to be faithful along the way. Loyalty is the goal. Faithfulness is the process.

Update on Dean Kowalski – Safe!

Karishma Patel, 37, Texas
Karishma Patel, 37, Texas

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#Survivor Insights 268: Island of The Idols – Lesson of The Story (Episode 10)

Almost never counts. Either win something to guarantee protection or lose something to face unpredictability.

Update on Dean Kowalski – Safe!

Elizabeth Beisel, 26, Rhode Island
Elizabeth Beisel, 26, Rhode Island

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#Survivor Insights 267: Island of The Idols – Lesson of The Story (Episode 9)

Betrayal is betrayal no matter what angle you want to look at. Resilience is the sweetest revenge, done slowly and methodologically.

Update on Dean Kowalski – Safe!

Missy Byrd, 24, Washington
Missy Byrd, 24, Washington

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Aaron Meredith, 36, Rhode Island
Aaron Meredith, 36, Rhode Island

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