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


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


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


There was no more hiding that day.

Sometimes Life’s Greatest Lessons Come From Unexpected Experiences


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

How I Stopped Being Angry With My Employers


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

Finding My True Manhood After Losing My Job


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