64 Amazing Quotes that Will Inspire You to Take that Risk

Take that Risk

There’s more than one way to take a risk. To some people it means dropping everything to travel around the world. To others it means tackling a big project in the workplace. But If you looked up the word “risk” in the dictionary, it would say something like this: To expose oneself to the chance […]

10 Hard Things You Need to Do to Live a Full Life


In order to get the most out of life, you have to do hard things. Do things that frighten you or make you uncomfortable. Do things you always wanted to do, but didn’t think possible. Later in life, it’s these decisions that will mean the most to you. We have the power to define our […]

Why I Spent a Small Fortune on a Risk with a 50% Chance of Success

Risk with 50% Chance of Success

In one afternoon, my wife and I spent an exorbitant amount of money on a risk with only a 50% chance of success. The sum total – which my wife and I want to keep private – represented a large portion of our entire combined savings. It’s a huge risk, but, under the circumstances, one […]

17 Ways Travel Makes You a Better Person

Travel Makes You a Better Person

One of the best aspects of travel is in discovery.  Whether you’re immersing yourself in a brand new culture or wandering the streets of a foreign city, you’re finding new things to see and experience. Part of that discovery is in what you learn about yourself.  Like most experiences, travel can change you in ways […]

Why Having Faith in Yourself is so Damn Important


Wherever you go in life, whatever you want to do, you must have faith in yourself. This is not the same thing as believing in yourself – faith means a lot more than that. Belief is an opinion or judgment in which a person is fully persuaded based upon some reason or piece of information. […]

Why I Meditate on Zen Koans

Zen Koan Meditation

I don’t meditate very often – maybe about once a week. But when I do, it’s on a koan. If you don’t know what a koan is, it’s a statement, parable or question that you concentrate on while you’re meditating. They’re meant to be logical absurdities that don’t make much sense on their own. Even […]

The Guide to Developing Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

Several years ago I went to a comedy show.  A local amateur comedian got onstage in front of about 400 people to perform his stand-up routine. About half way through the show, someone in the audience yelled out, “You suck!” Without hesitation, he laughed it off and told a joke at the heckler’s expense.  I […]