How Taking Ownership Changes Everything, and How to Do It

With anything you do in life, there comes with it a certain amount of responsibility. For example, you’ve been given a body. With that comes the responsibility to take care of that body. No one else will do that for you. As a child, you’re given everything you need, but you still have the responsibility …

Why Am I Never Satisfied?

Have you found yourself jumping from thing to thing without ever being satisfied? Have you ever wondered why you never seem to be content? You’re not alone.  While being discontent isn’t ideal, it’s all-too-normal in American society. One study found that only 14% of American adults say they’re very happy. We all have “if I …

What Some of the Greatest Innovators in History Have in Common

What do Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Oprah, and Steve Jobs all have in common? Of course, they are all iconic innovators who have changed the way the world thinks and acts, but that goes without saying. Looking beyond the obvious, each of them faced the same issue at some point in their journey …

The Art of Starting Something New Without Ruining What You Have

Have you ever gotten tired of the same-old stuff and decided to go down the path of starting something new in life? Maybe it’s your job, your car, your hobbies, your hair, your clothes, the music you listen to, the way the organization you work for operates, the work you do within your organization, or …

How to Be Patient When Life Gets Delayed

If you’ve ever found yourself waiting for something in your life that you thought should already be happening, then you know all too well the pain of standing still. And you’ve probably wanted to know how to be patient in the midst of life’s delays. Here’s a quick story that I think will help you …

How Fear Holds You Back and How to Overcome It

The biggest opponent to loving deeper, leading better, and leaving a legacy is not the lack of knowledge, experience, or will-power. Your biggest opponent is fear. Fear is the number one robber of all things good in life. The reason you don’t have the life you want, the character you want, the memories you want, …

What Effective and Influential People Know That Most Don’t

Some people hate marketers, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s at least partly due to the out-of-hand volume of telemarketing calls trying to sell car warranties. Man, why are those people still calling? Whether we like it or not, though, we’re all marketers, and the most effective and influential people are willing to embrace …

Should Busy Parents Still Pursue Their Purpose?

There’s a lot being said in our culture about purpose – mainly that each person has a unique purpose and that we all should be pursuing that. But is that realistic for busy parents? Should they be chasing some high and lofty purpose that’s both grandiose and world-changing?  Think about it for a minute. There …