Have you Discovered the Swan Within?

You’ve likely heard the children’s story about the ugly duckling. What difference does a change in perspective make? Read on to find out how you can relate to his experience.

TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

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.

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.

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.”

Peaks and valleys

The important thing to remember when you’re in a valley is that you won’t stay there forever. Valleys are temporary, even when they seem to last an eternity.

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 […]

The principle of scarcity

In our efforts to achieve greatness, we must be very careful to not forget the value of the things right in front of us. Often a more sound appreciation of what we have is a faster path to happiness than trying to acquire something more.

Change your life by changing your thoughts

The more positive you think, the more positive you feel. The more positive you think and feel, the more inclined and motivated you are to act, create, improve, and change. Want to change your future? Then change your thoughts.

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.

It’s all about attitude

Porter is an example that we should relentlessly pursue our dreams in spite of whatever disability we might have that would otherwise stand in our way. The future is only what we make it to be.

How to reconcile hope with failure

Optimism and disappointment are not antithetical. They co-exist in perfect harmony. In truth, the relationship between hope and disappointment is symbiotic, not mutually exclusive.

Lessons from the Apple iPhone 2.0

We all market ourselves. Consider ways that you might change your message or your approach. Pick a few things that matter the most, and make them more friendly, accessible, and engaging. Customize your message to your audience.

Keep a-goin’

Keep a-goin’ Keep a-Goin’Frank L. Stanton If you strike a thorn or rose,Keep a-goin’!If it hails or if it snows,Keep a-goin’!‘Taint no use to sit an’ whineWhen the fish ain’t on your line;Bait your hook an’ keep a-tryin’—Keep a-goin’! When the weather kills your crop,Keep a-goin’!Though ‘tis work to reach the top,Keep a-goin’!S’pose you’re out […]

Be merciful to me, a fool

Sometimes we do things that cause damage. Sometimes it’s to ourselves, sometimes it’s to others, and often it’s unintentional. What matters most is that you correct your course early and often, humbly making amends as much as possible.