Where does this piece go?

We are all trying to “puzzle” our way through life. As you piece together your identity, consider the people, communities, and values that impact you.

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.

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.

4 keys to boosting creativity

Creativity is an attribute that plays a substantial role in our ability to differentiate ourselves. In whatever you do, there’s a need to be creative. Read on for 4 tips to boost creativity.

Shaun White, and the real story of his success

Shaun had all the ingredients to engineer his life for success. He showed early on that he had the passion, the commitment, the drive, and the willingness to work hard. But he had two more things that played a critical role for him to succeed and become the top snowboarder in history.

There is beauty all around

THERE IS BEAUTY ALL AROUND articles Early this morning I was on the way to the gym, when I suddenly turned the corner and stopped dead in my tracks. There had been a light fog and the sun had just broken through, casting beams of light that streamed down onto the neighborhood. I quickly pulled […]

Seashells and opportunities

Opportunities don’t sit and wait very long. Often, you’ll no sooner spot one worth pursuing than it’s washed away. You have to act fast. You have to be prepared to move, and move quickly.

Efren Peñaflorida wins CNN hero of the year

We all find ourselves subjects of circumstances that would bring us down and keep us from achieving individual greatness. Stories like those of Efren Peñaflorida simply help us realize that if people can overcome such great odds, and choose to make a difference, so can we.

Making the most of what you have

You’ve got to work with the cards you have. When you look around you with the right attitude, you’ll find all kinds of opportunities to create something extraordinary out of something very ordinary.

Michael Phelps – Making your dreams come true

Michael Phelps set the astonishing goal of winning eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. People like Phelps make their own reality by daring to hope, daring to dream, and daring to do the work necessary to make it all come true.

Suffering in silence

An important lesson learned from a dream about being aware of those around you.

Principle based leadership

A good leader sees the principles that lie at the heart of every issue and instructs on those principles as they’re naturally encountered. Learning principles as they’re practically applicable makes them easier to remember. What kind of leader are you?

To teach or not to teach

You never know when the lives of those who hear you will be divinely aligned in just the right way to prepare them for what you have to say.

Our children cannot breathe

We’re surrounded by pollutants to our mind and our emotions as much as to our health. Each of these makes it difficult for us to breathe the sweet fresh air of life. They cloud our judgment, fog our vision, and threaten our well-being.