Man Up Monday: Control Your Self, Control Your Life

Bruce Lee

Real power doesn’t come from controlling our surroundings or our environment or others, it lies solely in self control, the ability to control our thoughts and our actions. If you can ward off distraction, if you can focus and work hard for an extended period of time without getting distracted or depressed or quitting, there […]

The Event Doesn’t Matter. Your Reaction to it Does.

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We are all given a hand in life, a set of cards that we have to play. Some hands are perceived to be better than others while others seem nearly impossible to rise from. The reality is that the hand you’re given matters little, your reaction to it is everything. Your reaction to failure can […]

Man Up Monday: Forget About the Dream and Focus on the Path.

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Value and success and happiness aren’t found in ease. They aren’t created in rest. We can only live the life we want to live through hard work and action and persistence. You’re far more powerful than you realize simply because you control your thoughts and your response to your emotions. You control how much you […]

The Two Ways to Get Rich

Lee

There are two ways to get rich. One way, and this is what most people focus on, is to make a lot of money so you can buy the things you want. The second way is to want less and make enough money to pay for this minimalistic lifestyle. One way is good. One way […]

The System Is Set Up For You To Succeed If You Choose To See It That Way

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The problem that many people face in their lives that keeps them from improving and growing is that there’s a disconnect between the truth, and their perception of the truth. Never before in our history as humans has there been more opportunity. Never before in our history has our fate been more in our control. […]

Man Up Monday: You’ve Got to Stand For Something

JFK

As the Aaron Tippin song goes, You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. A man must stand for something in his life, even in the run of a day, and that something has to guide him to be a better man and a man of value. In this week’s Man Up […]

5 Life Lessons Every Human Needs to Learn The Hard Way

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The two weeks previous to this lovely day were long; wake up at 4:30 am and work until 8:00 pm, then off to bed and do the same the next day. They were days filled with excitement. I was finishing up a new product, the culmination of months of work and the excitement of launching […]

Man Up Monday: To Reach Your Potential Is an Expectation, Not An Anomaly

Bruce Lee

You’re on this earth for a very brief moment and you’re tasked with one thing: To squeeze the most out of your gifts and talents that you possibly can while you’re here. To fall short of this task is one of life’s greatest tragedy’s, the tragedy of talent left, wasted. You’re here not to dream, […]

How to Be Old School in 10 Simple Steps

How to Be Old School

Those of us who praise a previous generation don’t necessarily do it out of an ignorant fondness for what was, but because of a relationship with someone from a time that reflects the values that made a people both successful and proud. There is no time that’s perfect, no space in our history that was […]

Man Up Monday: Always Be Improving

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Enjoy your victories, but never be satisfied or content with who you’ve become, what you know, or what you’ve accomplished. Always be improving. Who you were last year can’t be who you are this year and he must pail in comparison to who you’re becoming next year. (Read this: Why You’re Comparing Yourself to The […]

Your Idea of Equality Really Isn’t Very Fair

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Fairness is an important topic in our society. We want equal opportunity, equal pay, and equality for all. We call it fairness, but is that what we really want? (Read this: 3 Unfair Facts of Life) Let’s get a few things straight to start: 1. Life isn’t fair. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, […]

Man Up Monday: Know Your Power

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Most of us live our lives as if our fate, our destiny, the journey our lives take, are the result of circumstance. The reality is that it is we who control our own fate, and we who decide our reactions to our circumstances. You can’t control everything, but you have the power to go with […]

How to Change the Story of Your Life

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You’re an author. Essentially that’s what each of us are, and the novel we’re working on daily is the story of our lives. Most of us, however, don’t see ourselves as writers or authors of a grand epic, but rather characters or pawns in a narrative that we don’t control. The pages of our lives, […]