The Dangers of Playing it Safe

The Dangers of Playing it Safe

You don’t have to go far to hear the dangers of taking risks.  When I was young, I was taught about “stranger danger”.  As I got older, people told me about the threats to travelers. We’re reminded of them every day in the news.  Turn on the TV and it won’t take long to find […]

Be Like Water

Bruce Lee - Be Like Water

Life is full of resistance.  There are obstacles and barriers all trying to keep you away from reaching your dreams and goals. My advice to you is this: be like water. Well, it’s actually not my advice.  The source for this comes from a forty year old interview with martial arts star Bruce Lee. Most […]

8 Reasons to Never Give Up

Never Never Give Up

I’ve accomplished quite a few things in my life.  Over the years, I’ve learned to set big goals and take solid actionable steps in order to make them happen. But as I look back on everything I’ve done, I can’t help notice how many of them I had seriously considered giving up. In fact, some […]

Why Being Rich Is Not Necessary for a Good Life

Being Rich Isn't Necessary

What’s the one obstacle holding you back from living the life you want? Without hearing your responses, I can already tell that money is probably mentioned far more than anything else. How do I know this?  I hear it all the time. “If I only had enough money, I could…” “I could live the life […]

How to be Disciplined and Focused When Your Dreams Overwhelm You


*Note: This is a guest post by Vishnu of Vishnu’s Virtues. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins As someone who toiled […]

The 4 Choices that Will Profoundly Affect the Outcome of Your Life


I had a conversation with a friend a few days ago about choices.  Specifically it was about which choices most impact people’s lives and which ones make the biggest difference. There’s no mistaking that our lives are the product of our choices.  We have to decide where to work, who to marry, where to live […]

The Importance of Doing What You Say You Will

A few months ago I wrote a post called 7 Simple Ways to Make a Great Impression.  People seemed to like it and it was well-received, but one thing about it stood out to me. Those who commented mentioned the first point – do what you say you will – far more than any of […]