Why You’re Valuable, But Your Skills Might Not Be

With every kid getting a trophy just for participating, we’re confusing the value of the person with the value of their contribution. Here’s why you’re valuable but your skills might not be, and what to do about it. 

“I’m worth much more than this salary,” a disgruntled worked said to his manager.

She replied, “Yes you are. Unfortunately, your skills are not.” She went on, “If you improve in the areas I’ve asked you to, then the results of your

How To Multiply Your Growth A Step At A Time

Your willingness to continue learning, developing, and growing determines your intelligence more than your I.Q. You can increase your results in remarkable ways by practicing 1% a week improvement. 

Aesop’s fable of the race between the tortoise and the hare teaches us about different ways to get results. The hare was naturally faster, more agile, and more gifted in covering distances than was the tortoise. For his part, the tortoise overcame a lack of speed with focus and perseverance. In the end, the tortoise won the race.

I want to be the hare, but the tortoise is my example.

How To View Money As A Tool, Not The Goal

Money is a funny thing. It’s paper and metal, yet has powerful hold on us. We measure ourselves and others by how much we have. The truth is money is a tool. Your life changes when you view money as a tool, not the goal. 

In my garage I have many tools. Each is useful for something. My shovel is useful for digging holes. I don’t collect shovels or display shovels. If I didn’t

How To Parent Teenagers Without Going Crazy

Parenting our children’s teen years is challenging. We must adapt our parenting skills to the changes taking place in our teenagers. Here’s how to parent teenagers without going crazy. 

Parents are at a disadvantage when it comes to their teenage children. We view them as immature children who need our guidance to keep their lives from

The Problem With How-To Spirituality

I love being productive. That same desire can easily become the focus of my spirituality, making spirituality a means to greater personal productivity. I call that focus How-To Spirituality. Here’s the problem with How-To Spirituality with a nudge to embrace Whole Spirituality. 

There’s a growing interest in spirituality, even while adherence to organized religion is in decline. This trend isn’t surprising. It’s follows as a result of more people practicing a How-To Spirituality.

How-To Spirituality is a technique for self-improvement, goal attainment, and greater personal fulfillment.

Here are 3 examples of How-To Spirituality:

How To Support Your Author Friend

So your friend published a book. Fantastic! Publishing is one of the most vulnerable things a person can do. Here are 10 ways for how to support your author friend.

The idea for this article came to me as I remembered something I did years ago with a friend who published a book. He was excited about this big milestone in his life and so was I. We were at a conference together where he was launching his book. I asked him for “the friend” discount. He looked a bit surprised

5 Traits Every Young Leader Needs to Be Successful

The key to success for young leaders is not to focus, but to say “yes.” Yes to diverse opportunities, roles, and tasks. Research demonstrates that younger leaders need broad experience in order to develop their strengths, judgment, character, and identify their calling. That’s just one of five ways young leaders need to develop.

I know a 24-year-old leader who was frustrated and ready to quit his job because his company wouldn’t put him in a role where he could use his strengths and focus on what he was most

The More Successful You Are, The More Character Matters

Character isn’t talked about much anymore, yet it is the foundation upon which our lives are built. Our business, marriage, and friendships are all resting on the strength of our character. Weak character often isn’t revealed until it’s too late. Here are 5 ways to strengthen your character. 

What is character?

Character is who you are when no one is watching. External oversight keeps most of us in line. When we feel freedom to do as we wish, our character comes out. Leaders are often