At fifteen, Tony was working weekends and after school to save enough money to buy a car—a 1988 Mustang his cousin had promised to sell him. And in 8 months—when he turned sixteen—he hoped to have enough cash to buy the twenty-two-year-old car.Read More
I was up in the attic looking for an extra suitcase when I came across a box of old high school notebooks. I couldn’t resist the urge to pull a few of them down and read some of the notes and thoughts I’d written years ago …Read More
Life Lessons About Integrity, Responsibility, and Generosity From a Small-Town Grocer and an Immigrant Gardener
As a culture, we typically hold greater expectations from those who achieve the highest levels of education, status, and compensation. But how often are we disappointed? You can impact the lives of others as a small-town neighborhood grocer, an immigrant gardener, a bank teller, or a farmer. You can do it as a teacher, a construction worker, or as the president of a Fortune 500 company …Read More
Back in grade school, I took the dreaded “achievement test,” a standardized group of questions meant to determine a student’s knowledge about Math, English, and Science. At the bottom of each page, the instructions “Go On to the Next Page” made it clear the student was to keep working until finally reaching the last page of the section, which contained the single word, STOP …Read More
Don’t overlook the advantages of choosing a “gateway” job—working in a profession that puts you as close as possible to your dream career and the people you need to meet who can help put you there.Read More
Problems are an integral part of life. Solving them is a necessary part of living. For centuries, it’s been a cultural imperative to structure our lives in such a way that we reduce the number of problems we must handle. The fewer problems we have, the better. At least that’s the premise …Read More
Constantly dealing with negative situations can leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. And at the end of the day, we’re left wondering why we’re plagued with an unfair share of difficulties and setbacks. It’s enough to make the idea of practicing gratitude one of those passing thoughts that slips through the cracks …Read More
For a group of young boys, it was a frequent topic of conversation. With each boy determined to outshine the last with tales of his dad’s heroism and bravery, we listened intently to stories of gallantry and valor, all performed under the flag of patriotism. Until it was my turn …Read More
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- Create a Life by Design or Default – It’s Your Choice
- Leapfrog Your Way to the Job You Really Want!
- Life Lessons About Integrity, Responsibility, and Generosity From a Small-Town Grocer and an Immigrant Gardener
- Turn the Page
- Is Your Job a Gateway to What You Really Want to Do?
- A 7-Step Method to Solve Life’s Major Problems
- Can’t Think of Anything to be Grateful For?
- What Did Your Father Do During the War?
- I Forgot How to Say “No”