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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Risks of Getting a Job for Men With Dreams

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There is a meltdown in corporate America. Disengaged workers are starting to realize that they can be more. — I lived in this world for about ten years. I was aching for freedom and knew there was more. Witnessed people who’ve seem to have lost their spirit working only by what they feel is the right […]

Easing Into Retirement

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Enjoying life and eventual retirement are not about the pursuit of possessions. — “God rested and He wasn’t tired” Anonymous Sometimes change doesn’t come easy for us. Why? Our life can be viewed as a book with many chapters. I had a decision to make about when to retire from a position I had enjoyed. […]

13 Inspiring Quotes on Overcoming Roadblocks

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You can overcome even the toughest challenges in life. Here’s some advice to help.

How I Stopped Being Angry With My Employers

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Angry with your company? You can quit or adapt. Here’s how to adapt.

Finding My True Manhood After Losing My Job

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His job was everything, when he lost it, he lost himself. It took a sobering experience to wake him up.