Be the Hero of Your Story

When a sheltered lady boards a pirate ship, survival teeters on the edge of a blade. Her heart throbs with percussive gusto. Tendons thicken in her soul's core. Her spirit expands until she becomes someone she never dreamed. She finds love, masters swordsmanship, and captains a ship. Unknown lands unfold before her.…

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5 Things You Should Always Give Away

Check the stock market reports. Read business columns. Watch entrepreneurial webinars. The media features the wealthy and powerful, as if they hold the keys to bliss at the helm of their yachts. Millions study their success in hopes of gleaning the secret for themselves. Advisers shout from multiple channels, challenging us…

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Book Review: The Key to Everything

  From blaring pitches to mesmerizing jingles, ads crowd the media around us with promises of the secret to success. Cultivate your image. Worm your way into powerful company so your contacts will promote you. Develop innovative concepts. Build a tribe. Create million-dollar product launches, dynamic videos . . . Each boasts a blueprint for prosperity. Pitch men display spreadsheets of…

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En-List a Vital Tool

I wish I could say I've never walked into a room and forgotten why. Sadly, this has occurred more times than I'd like to count. Before you suggest aging is prompting these moments, let me suggest another culprit. Not just because I'm reluctant to categorize myself as old--at least not until…

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Why am I here?

Maybe you've got a burning desire. A distinct calling with clear steps toward your life's goal. If you have a confident definition of your reason for living, celebrate the rare blessing of purpose. For those who have yet to lay hold of their unique reason for existing, an emptiness stirs in the…

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My Post-Bucket List

Some vow to scale a cliff, visit a world wonder, or learn five languages. Others plan to taste exotic delicacies or indulge in the arts. Aimed toward travel, achievement, or adrenaline-laced adventure, most call these goals a bucket list. This litany of tasks aspires to define the completeness of one's life. Measure the…

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