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, […]
When your dream of self-employment is threatened, when should you suck it up and work for someone else?
Sue Funkhouser describes how to combine brand, leadership and collective to create a successful company culture.
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.
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 […]
Being a parent has given you everything you need to run a business.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
For years, he stood in his wife’s way. When he opened his eyes, he was blown away by what he was resisting.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]