Leadership

I Ran a Marathon. You Totally Can.

12 years ago, I had a few problems. I was faced with the responsibilities of marriage, fatherhood, and work. And as much as I tried to do my best in these areas, I just couldn’t figure out why life wasn’t going my way. I wanted to have steady income and be successful as an artist…

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You Need 1000 True Fans. I Have 12.

You’re worth something. You need to hear that today. There’s value in who you are. There’s something unique in you, and the world needs to know about it. So go paint a picture, write a song, or do a dance, and wait for the world to change. Sounds like a plan, right? Not as easy…

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Guy's Night Out? My Wife Won't Let Me.

Are you a married guy? (Most of this applies to the wives as well.) Maybe you’re familiar with the scenario where one of your friends messages you with something like: Guy’s night at ______’s place, bring ______. We’ll be playing ______ and watching ______. And you just stare blankly at the message. You have no…

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How to Break Free From Approval Addiction

I have a problem. I struggle with the need to be valued by my peers every day. I often find myself looking for that one bit of validation, that “like” on Facebook, that comment on my blog, so I can keep on going. I struggle with approval addiction. Do you? Looking to get better at managing…

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You Should Pray. Every Day.

Do you ever feel a nag that you should be addressing something in your life? Like eating better or exercising? Do you tell yourself that you’ll get to that stuff later on, when you have more time or money? Or maybe you’ve finally realized that that kind of thinking doesn’t work. You know you need…

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I Wanted Something Too Much, So I Tried Fasting.

In the 1995 groundbreaking digital animation film Toy Story, we got to see a different kind of Disney movie. Pixar, who created the film for Disney, broke the rules by using their own “secret story guidelines” to tell the story. These guidelines differed from the way Disney was used to making films – in fact,…

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Planning Kids? How Irresponsible of You.

“You’re so irresponsible!” The nurse berated my wife. “How could you get pregnant again after already having two children?” It was supposed to be a routine pregnancy checkup. But it turned into an attack on my wife. She had to endure the aggressive complaints of her nurse. It wasn’t cool with her that a young…

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This is How Hollywood is Giving Us a Victim Mentality

Marvel, Disney, Batman, Superman, Star Wars… it’s staggering how much Hollywood is feeding the world with myth. And I like it, don’t get me wrong. I particularly love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’ve made great decisions with characters that have been dear to me since I was a kid. But did you know there’s a…

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