How Two Buckets, Some Sand, Water And A Friend Changed My Priorities

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This unexpected lesson changed his perspective and life. —  I was given an assignment on my first day in my human resources position in 1989. This assignment was to form a committee with all the other HR managers in the company. My manager wanted to ensure consistency across the company. At the time, I did […]

What I Learned From a $2,000 Failed Business

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Sometimes the best lessons come from failure, not success. One man shares how he learned this lesson. — Over the last few years, I’ve read dozens of business books and taken lots of online business courses. But, I never expected that some of the greatest lessons I learned would come from my failure. My Story […]

How to Consciously Create Your Life

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You can live your life or coast through it on auto-pilot. It starts with getting honest.  — “Your biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s getting too comfortable.” Dropbox CEO Drew Houston It is time to wake up and become aware. Awareness marks the beginning of change. Start to notice little things around you––in a conscious way. […]

How to Regain Your Life/Work Balance and Take Your Life Back

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There was no more hiding that day.

Sometimes Life’s Greatest Lessons Come From Unexpected Experiences

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After being ripped off by a family friend, this man learned a valuable life lesson when his father refused to help him out. — One of the greatest lessons I learned from my Dad was to know the value of my work. This lesson was gained as a 13-year-old after three days with a scoop, […]

5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication

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Communication goes far beyond the words you say. Mastering this skill can benefit your relationships and life.  — Men often get a bad rap when it comes to how and how often they communicate. It’s not a secret that men use fewer words and speak far less often than women. But, to go so far […]

Why You Should Stop Waiting and Take a Chance

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If you’re sitting on the fence about chasing a dream, a fitness goal, a girl, traveling across the world, or starting that dream business–take a chance. — People claim perfection doesn’t exist. They state it’s only a fantasy. For a brief period back in college, I was witnessing perfection. I took life’s leftovers and lived […]

It’s Not Too Late to Follow Your Dream

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At 38 years old, this man decided to ignore his doubt and made his dream his reality. He says it’s never too late. — Are you living with regrets? Are you ignoring your passion? Did you have a dream when you were younger but never pursued it? Maybe someone said to follow your passion was […]

The Daily Habits of a Recovering Workaholic

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This recovering workaholic shares the tips that helped her find a proper balance. — Hard work and disciplined habits are crucial to success. But have you crossed the line between hard work and gone over to the dark side? You can commit to creating a designed relationship with your loved ones. Have you, or someone […]

What Traveling Taught Me About Long-Term Success

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Adventure, life lessons, and amazing experiences happened to this man through his travels. Here’s what he learned. — Spiritual growth and living in the moment—this is what I thought road trips were all about, but I never thought long-term success would be the main lesson learned. But in the past five days, I have gawked […]

How a “Plus One” Can Be Your Ticket to Success

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You can be the “lone wolf” but you may be missing this important component to a success. — Like most days, I grab the mail out of the box out front and flip through it to find the “good” mail. My fingers touch a higher quality envelope addressed to me.  Catalyst John, your presence is […]

5 Reasons A College Degree Doesn’t Equal Success For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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With student loan debt at an all-time high, it’s to discuss a better way to freedom. — American colleges and universities need to wake up and smell the coffee. Have you ever heard a person utter the phrase, “If I could just go back to school” or “If I just had a degree” I could be […]

Three Reasons to Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

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He sold everything and hit the road with his wife and one-year-old. He thought he was prepared for what happened next.

5 Simple Steps to Become a Well-Rounded Guy

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There are a few ways you can stand out and live the kind of life most guys wish they lived. — We’re in an age of specialty, niche, and laser-focused targeting. Companies are paying top dollar for experts in their field, and social media lures us in with the promise of finding our tribe, the […]

4 Simple Words That Will Supercharge Your Work Life

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Reach for the stars—and grab them—with Thomas Fiffer’s four-word mantra.

Get a Job or Follow Your Passion?

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Will you miss opportunity’s knock by chasing your passion?