Five Game-Changing Truths

Five Game-Changing Truths

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Five Ways to Improve Work/Life Balance

Five Ways to Improve Work/Life Balance

We all have constant tasks and distractions competing for our limited time and attention. Successful people force this idea as an either/or situation, but significant individuals learn how to experience a harmonious life, which is an either/and accomplishment. …read more

Serve When and Where Others Won’t

Serve When and Where Others Won’t

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” –Mother Teresa

The world, at times, can seem very divisive and very contentious. It often feels like peace is a far off, unattainable dream. But nothing could be further from the truth. For every “bad news” story we hear, there are hundreds of “good news” stories that never make the evening news. …read more

Three Elements That Move You Toward Significance

Three Elements That Move You Toward Significance

There are three things that, when brought together, create magic: passion, imagination and creativity.
With passion, you don’t just hear, you listen; you don’t have sex, you make love; you don’t just touch, you feel. You laugh longer, cry harder and connect deeper. Passion is an internal drive that inspires you to be fully alive! …read more

ONE OF THE ‘FEW GOOD MEN’

ONE OF THE 'FEW GOOD MEN'

My experience one Saturday afternoon at the Iwo Jima Memorial Monument made it clear that our Revolutionary War for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness changed the trade, commerce, opportunities, standard of living, and history; not just in the Western Hemisphere, but in the whole world.

When the taxi pulled up to the memorial, I told the driver to wait. I only wanted to read the plaque, take a photo and return to my hotel. As I walked around the circular drive, I noticed all of the other tourists were gathered to one side, standing off in a state of shock and awe. …read more

Living with Integrity

Living with Integrity

“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.”—Zig Ziglar

There were four clergymen discussing the merits of various Bible translations. One liked the King James version because of its simple, beautiful English. Another liked the American Revised version because it was more literal and came nearer to the original Hebrew and Greek. Still another liked Moffat’s translation because of its up-to-date vocabulary.

The fourth minister was silent. When asked his opinion, he replied, “I like my mother’s translation best.” …read more

Learning to Be the Best Person You Can Be

Learning to Be the Best Person You Can Be

Knowing who you truly are and being the best you can be means understanding that you’d make a lousy somebody else. The human spirit is a powerful force and is controlled by our ability to face our fears, struggle and make it through life’s storms. For this reason, our self-worth should always be the sum total of our thoughts, not the result of a miscalculation and multiplying of our insecurities.

Why are you where you are? Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why should you give it everything you’ve got, when less would be sufficient? Why does positive thinking matter? …read more

The Five Faces of Character

The Five Faces of Character

When creating a life of significance, several honorable traits rise to the surface, defining our true character. Character involves reining in our desires and impulses in accordance to an outside law. That, in turn, involves the following five basic traits which constitute a fundamental concept of significance. …read more

Becoming Master Artists in our Lives

Becoming Master Artists in our Lives

It’s been decades since a college football injury left me paralyzed both physically and emotionally. That dream-shattering day sent my lifelong goals crashing down around me. My heart was broken, my dreams were shattered and life as I knew it was impossible.

Looking back now, I regard my injury as one of the best things that ever happened to me. No, the best thing wasn’t the accident but what I learned about myself and who I became while I worked through the setback and heartbreak. …read more

Trust others as if life depends on it — because it does

Trust others as if life depends on it — because it does

Trust is the most important ingredient in every relationship. It’s the most difficult element to develop, the easiest to lose, and the toughest to ever regain.

Trust is the critical first step to building a winning team and launching and sustaining a profitable business. Without trust, every relationship is shallow and fleeting. Because we are human beings living in a global society, trust is our most important connector. …read more