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?

That’s not my job

That’s not my job Seth Godin, one of my favorite business/marketing bloggers, posted a “thank you” note to Gregg today on his blog (here).  Gregg is an airport parking lot attendant who just did his job, but did it willingly, and without care for financial reward. That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach […]

Be merciful to me, a fool

Be merciful to me, a fool I have a funny memory of when I was 10 years old. I lived at the time in Marion, Montana with my mom and second step-dad.  We had an aluminum wood shed out back, just between the house and the forest. I spent a lot of time there, chopping […]

Someone who decided to make a difference 2

Someone who decided to make a difference 2 I just read another inspiring story over on CNN (you can find the full story here). Here’s a summary: Ann Mahlum, who lives in Philadelphia and is a veteran marathon runner, got tired of running by all the homeless people and decided to do something about it. […]

The Blind Painter

The Blind Painter I discovered the following YouTube video today—a triumphant story of a man who went blind but never gave up. Such, again, is the power within us to overcome all odds, and achieve phenomenal greatness. Another testament of not letting ourselves be restricted by our past, which I talk about here—Self imposed limitations—and […]

Someone who decided to make a difference

Someone who decided to make a difference Today I read an inspiring article on CNN about Scott Silverman. About twenty three years ago, Scott was on the verge of stepping out of an open window on the 44th floor. His life was a shambles. He was depressed and despair had taken hold of him. Fortunately, […]