The touching story behind Rudolf, the reindeer

In 1939, Montgomery Ward asked employee Bob May to write a Christmas story for them to give away at Christmastime. It ended up being one of the most well-known original Christmas stories of all time. Why did it strike such a chord?

How to fuel (or kill) anything

The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don’t do this one thing that is critical to all life.

Stress: A means of propulsion in life

The key to dealing with stress is in your perspective. If you have a strong foundational perspective of yourself—of where you’re going and what you need to do to get there—stress can become fuel that propels you, rather than a gravitational pull that holds you back.

Failure and critics – ignore them both

When you have a vision—when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful—you’ve got to learn to allow your critics and failures to motivate you.

Waiting for Superman premieres this week

Our schools are the incubators of the future, and right now they’re scarcely lukewarm. Our nation’s education ratings are among the lowest of all developed countries.

10 steps to make change easier

Change is difficult, but by understanding the biology behind it, we uncover 10 powerful steps that can increase our chance of success, and even make it easier.

Moments of quiet reflection

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For us to find fulfillment and peace in life, it’s critical that we regularly find time do this one simple thing. Stop.

Who I am makes a difference

The inspiring story of how a young man was saved by a simple expression of how important he was, in this touching story of “Who I Am Makes a Difference.”

What you need to know to find meaning in life and work

It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into advanced, seemingly rewarding careers, are actually not happy. Is this you? Have you found yourself thinking recently about how much you’d rather be doing something else? Do you know someone who is currently going through this?