Building Relationships Around Honesty and a Shared Vision

Building Relationships Around Honesty and a Shared Vision​I want to write briefly about the kind of relationships that really get me excited about life. These are relationships that are built around trust, honesty, and a shared vision. When I look at the relationships in my life I can truly say that I feel most alive…

Personal Responsibility – The Great Liberator

Personal Responsibility – The Great Liberator​​Surely the most effective tactic for becoming a person worthy of admiration is found in the acceptance of personal responsibility. The respected leader, husband, wife, father, mother, coach, trainer, CEO, and student all have at least one thing in common; they all accept personal responsibility. But what does in mean…

The Truth About The Company You Keep

The Truth About The Company You Keep​Although you may not realize it, the people you spend the most time with will completely shape your thoughts and actions. There is a lot of truth in the idea that we all become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Take a moment…

The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

The Most Important Decision You Will Ever MakeI would like to bring your attention to the most important decision that you will ever make. I say decision, but really what I will discuss is a series of decisions that make up one larger commitment in your life. I want you to think about the people…

What is in Your Mental Diet?

What is in Your Mental Diet?​If I asked you to describe your current diet you could probably tell me, with reasonable accuracy, the types of foods you have been eating. On top of this, you could probably also tell me how this diet correlates with your current health. If you are overweight, you can probably…

The Power of the Extra Mile

The Power of the Extra Mile​The great people who have influenced the world and left their mark on humanity share many habits and characteristics, one being the habit of always going the extra mile. Great men and women know that the most efficient booster of self confidence and results is that simple act of doing…

The Power and Influence of Gratitude

The Power and Influence of Gratitude​There is no habit quite as positive as gratitude. The habit of sincerely expressing gratitude can be found in many people who we consider to be highly influential in our families, societies, organizations, or workplaces. Some people believe that gratitude is merely an attitude or feeling. It is an attitude,…

Complaining – The Poison of The Mind

Complaining – The Poison of The Mind​Complaining is definitely the most common form of negativity within the minds of people, and it spreads very easily. Some people are so infected with negativity that they rarely utter words that aren’t riddled with complaints. Anyone who seeks to live a more purposeful and joy-filled life must first…

What to Do When You are Hurt or Offended – 8 Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

What to Do When You are Hurt or Offended – 8 Lessons from Marcus Aurelius​There will always be people who do things that hurt and offend us. To wish negative and hurtful people did not exist would be madness, and if we wish to guard ourselves against these people the first step is to recognize…