5 Simple and Effective Ways to Reach Your Goals This Year


Even if your goals seem out of reach, stay motivated with these five strategies.  — We’ve already reached the middle of the year. Did you follow through with your New Year’s resolutions? Have you lost the weight you planned to? Have you been eating better like you promised yourself? Have you been hitting the gym or […]

Why My Wife is My Best Friend


When his daughter had a brain tumor and he struggled to make sense of life, Joe Rodriguez found out who his true friends were.  — Growing up, I considered everyone that surrounded me to be my best friend. During the years, my list of friends diminished greatly. People I’ve known for 20 years were being […]

Am I a Grump Old Man or is Everything Just Crap?


This man craves a time when things weren’t based on instant gratification. Do you agree?  — I know we always think that things were better before and that the more nostalgic we get, the better things seem to have been. But, I don’t think this is a case of nostalgia getting the better of me. We […]

Stop Blaming Yourself


He spent six years battling depression because he blamed himself. — Am I a bad person?  After six years of depression, random weeks fending off its reemergence, only now have I identified the cause. Negative Self-talk.  My parents divorced when I was a teenager, and the events stay vivid in my mind at the age […]

Your Attitude Controls Your Dating Success

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Harris O’Malley on refining your positivity and developing a better attitude.

My Insecurities as a Stay at Home Dad

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My son will never know the man who was once a driven writer for a major lottery corporation. My son will not know his father as an educator who enthusiastically prepared literature lessons for high school students

The Masculine Necessity of Living Unnecessarily


Unnecessary things are like USB ports.

Why I Quit My Job With No Plans for What’s Next


If the next five years of your life are the same as the last five years, will you be okay with that? — That question grabbed my attention so tightly I nearly choked on my breath. At the time, I had been at my job for exactly five years. Those five years of my life […]

What Makes a Man


Defining what makes a man isn’t an easy task. The modern man is facing some unique challenges. — Attempting to define manhood and masculinity is a challenge as old as time. Most men would agree that two of man’s primary responsibilities are to provide and protect. At the core of masculinity, this may be true. […]

Respect Your Career to Get Career Respect


If you don’t approach your career the right way, you won’t get the fulfillment you’re looking for.  — I have seen this scenario play out many times. Respect for your career is a two-way street. If you don’t work for the respect you deserve, your career will lose it luster. My wife has an aunt […]

When a Man is Down to His Last Dollar


He loved to party when he was younger. As he grew older and had a family, getting down to his last dollar almost broke him.

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.

10 Things Every Solopreneur Should Do Before Quitting Your Day Job


You can run a business on your own. These tips will help. — Why 10 things? Because my brain told me so. Don’t make the same amatrepreneur mistakes I made. There are more than 10 things I’d add to the list, but I know the average attention span has shrunk to seven seconds… SQUIRREL! If […]

3 Things I Learned While Building My Dream on the Side


He worked 12-hour days to make his dream a reality and learned this along the way. — Never give up on your dreams, but there are times when you need to make adjustments. Balance in life? What is that? For over four years, I worked 12 hour days, much of which was spent trying to […]

What My Ten-Year-Old-Son Taught Me About Being Imperfect


An offhand comment by her son taught her an incredible lesson about perfection and truly living life.  — Yesterday, my children and I were enjoying a lazy summer day, and my ten-year-old son told me–out of the blue,“ Mom… I actually never want to be perfect.” I stopped what I was doing and realized what […]

The Day I Panicked and Applied For a Job


He quit his job to live his dream. Three months later, no money was coming in and he panicked. — Last week, I was driving home from dinner with my wife, and we were talking about a friend of ours. He has worked for himself for years, but because his business is slow, he just […]