The Truth About Careers

You can be happy in life, but, it will require you to step out of your comfort zone. _________ What does it mean to be happy in life? Really. Is it more money? Better cars, houses, and stuff? What is it? This question stems from my realization that life is more than being born, working, […]

5 Questions Struggling Entrepreneurs Must Ask Before Taking a Job

When your dream of self-employment is threatened, when should you suck it up and work for someone else?

Identity is the Key to your Company Culture

Sue Funkhouser describes how to combine brand, leadership and collective to create a successful company culture.

Four Lessons Midlife-Men, Yearning For Entrepreneur Success, Can Learn From First-Time Skiers

As a man in midlife, I’ve noted how you immerse yourself into mastering both the slopes, and your business practice determines when you will reach your professional pinnacle.

What a Thief Taught Me About Money

He knew it was a bad part of town and sure enough, his car was broken into. What he didn’t expect was the life-lesson that would come from a thief. — I’m “that guy” who will stop in the middle of a busy sidewalk to pick up a penny. To me, that’s easy money. To […]

The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Starting Their Entrepreneurial Journey

Being a parent has given you everything you need to run a business.

7 Ways I’m Trying to be a Better Husband and Man

For the three years, this man has worked on being a better husband, father, and man. He’s let his actions speak louder than his words.

The Entrepreneurial Dad

How dads can leave a lasting legacy for their children. — Over forty years ago, my dad began a business in our hometown. For it to remain a thriving business in today’s economy says a lot about his skills as an entrepreneur and businessman. Initially, I was put off by his determination. The problem was […]

Advice For Guys Who Hate Their Job

You can 40 hours a week doing something you love or that you hate. Here are some tips to find or create work you love.

5 Strategies to Help You Survive a Tough Transition

Growth doesn’t happen in the risk-free zone. — I wasn’t going to write this. Long story short, eight years ago, I picked up and moved from my home state of California. But there’s no need to sugar coat it and ignore the pink elephant in the room (ok, and if you’re just meeting me for the first […]

The Day I Gave Up Keeping My Wife From Her Dream

For years, he stood in his wife’s way. When he opened his eyes, he was blown away by what he was resisting.

The One Addiction You Probably Don’t Know You Have

Every day you give into this addiction that affects your life and relationships. How would you answer these 12 questions?  — You thought you made it through your 20’s and beyond without the tell-tale signs of being addicted. Your formerly frequent benders are now reserved for a rare reunion with your old fraternity brothers or […]

How Swearing Put Me Back In Touch With My Manhood

This man says that swearing has become a right of passage to his true manhood. — I was swearing by the age of three.  Modeling the behavior of my dad, I would pick up my plastic toy hammer and hit the drywall saying “Sh*t, Sh*t, Sh*t.” I must have been so proud.  I was so […]

The Difference Between Inspiration and Manipulation

He had big career goals until his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The final days with his father ignited an awakening.  — Whenever I think about the subject of “inspiration, not manipulation,” I always look back and think how great people of their time attracted and inspired the masses. They don’t inspire people, certainly […]

4 Ways to Ensure Your Family Participates in Your Passion

Your actions speak louder than your words. Your kids will pick up on what’s real or fake.  — More and more these days, the word passion has become ubiquitous. We hear it everywhere that you have to be passionate about life, and stop working only for the money. It is true that money will not […]

4 Spectacular Mentors for High Achievers Committed to Creating A Lifestyle That Matters

Who you hang out with affects the kind of life you live. Mentors can help you create an amazing life. — One of the most important decisions you can make in your journey of building a lifestyle that matters is to surround yourself with mentors. Not doing so will limit your success. “You are the […]