Happiness Is Choice

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln Well put, don’t ya think? I do. What about you? How happy are you? Do you think about your happiness? Do you regularly evaluate your life so you can figure out if what you are doing is bringing you closer, […]

50 Ways to Lose Weight

50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols. Please share this one with anyone that you know will benefit! Let’s keep fighting the good fight… Here is a snazzy click-to-tweet link. This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, […]

Your Past Can Make You Or Break You

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost Think about the last time something “bad” happened to you. Remember the thoughts that raced through your mind: Why me? This is terrible! I’m so unlucky Poor me Now think about the days and weeks that followed: Did […]

The Mistake Manifesto: Why Mistakes Shouldn’t Be Avoided

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” -Oscar Wilde Life is short. Get as much experience as you can by making more mistakes. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn about yourself and the world around you; the wiser and more experienced you become. I write and think about mistakes a […]

Struggles and Desperation: Absolutely Necessary?

“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.” -Jim Carrey I totally love and agree with this quote. But does that mean it’s easy to embrace, even seek out, desperation? Nope. I […]

The Moment Manifesto

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” –Rose Kennedy Each moment is a milestone of your life: it is the furthest moment you have ever lived. Did you feel that? That was the sound your mind being blown. (Haha.) No, but really, life is a series of moments strung together. I want you to […]

Life Is Surfing: It’s About How You Surf The Waves

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz This ratio basically means that it’s really how you respond to life that matters (in case that wasn’t obvious). I think if the quote went like this, “Life is not what happens to you, but how you […]

7 Life Blunders and How To Avoid Them

Gandhi once gave his grandson, Arun, a talisman that listed seven “blunders” he believed led to violence. They are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle. Just now, as I was trying to figure out which way to go with this, […]

Animus is Latin For Spirit, Mind, Courage

There’s a word I recently learned and it’s called, “Animus.” Animus is Latin for spirit, mind, courage. When I think of Animus, I think of the ancient Romans, Spartans and Greeks. I think of these civilizations not just because the word is Latin, but because it was a time in human history when people extolled […]

A Piece of Paper Can Change Your Life

“Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” ― Susan Statham I’m going to ask you to do something at the end of this piece. It’s going to be simple to do, cost you nothing other than a second of your time, and still most of you won’t do it. Each one of us […]

Do You Have Grit?

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”  ―Michelangelo  I’ve learned a lot about people over the years as a small business owner. The number one thing that I have observed is this: Most people don’t have grit when it comes to […]

Life Should Be Fun And If It Isn’t, Change It Until It Is

“As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.” ― Richard Branson, Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life Why don’t more people live this way? I think it’s because […]