Being a man doesn't mean machismo. It means understanding and owning up to your responsibilities and treating others with respect and care. "Captain Zero" clearly doesn't get this as you will read below.
by Pete Ferguson
Saturday morning I was enjoying a leisurely breakfast with Abbie, age 9 at a quaint little cafe in Salt Lake. She had been pretty quite all morning,…Continue
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about what to do if you’re unable to dream about the kind of work you’d love. Yet, what if you’ve discovered work you think you’ll enjoy but can’t bring yourself to go after?…Continue
Added by Adam Rico on May 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
In seventh grade I was chosen to be something called a peer counselor. I had no idea what this was at the time.
All I knew was that I liked being able to get out of school to go to a nice hotel with free pastries for a day of peer counselor training.
It turned out the training helped us learn some skills to counsel other kids who were dealing with problems they didn’t…Continue
Added by Adam Rico on March 23, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life ... have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary ... We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?
~ Steve Jobs
A person's actions depict the heart,
not the words they say. ~ Brian Lee
by Pete Ferguson
Over the weekend, my wife and I heard a great piece of advice - when you meditate, bring your children with you.
At first it sounded very counterintuitive, when we meditate,…Continue
We often make decisions based on fear. When faced with a choice between comfort and uneasiness, we tend to side with comfort. Making that decision isn't necessarily correct or safe; it just appears to be less troublesome to our emotions. A child learns this at a young age and is able to manipulate a parent into seeing the desired outcome.
You may read the story …Continue
Added by Jim Carver on February 8, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. ~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, p27
In an earlier blog, I believe I have told the story from my teenage years of being overly critical of a neighbor in a conversation with…Continue
What we all can do to make a positive difference in our world following the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Read more here.
Added by Angie Cunningham on December 17, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
On Thursday's edition of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly did a segment on two people who won big in the lottery. He asked them what was the worse thing that happened to them through the experience, and also how it had changed their lives.
The topic is timely because of the recent $588 million Powerball jackpot that will apparently be split by two winners.
One person featured on the show, Steven Wright, won over $200 million, but after taxes received only $60…Continue
Love is not a commodity which can be bought and sold. It is the culmination of many small actions over an extended period of time. This holiday season, the gift of caring and love for others will be a lot more lasting than anything money can buy.
by Pete Ferguson
After completing a good workout this weekend, I…Continue
What conclusion would an analyst draw about your core values or where you’re going with your life from [a report of how you spend your time]? Would it show a man who makes his girlfriend, fitness, and education his top priorities? Or would it reveal a man who values video games, Doritos Locos, and Reddit memes the most? ~ BRETT & KATE MCKAY…
Added by Peter A Ferguson on November 1, 2012 at 6:55am — No Comments
Do you love your work? Do you think it’s possible?
I know it is.
That’s why I’m hosting a 48 Days to the Work You Love workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday nights, starting November 7.
In this 48 Days To The Work You Love workshop, I’ll guide you through a 48-day process to help you find and do the work you were meant to…Continue
Added by Rich Avery on October 5, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments
For me, my own life has strangely reached this echelon moment. I know how blessed I am and how lucky I feel to be exactly where I am- today. Not yesterday, or 30 years ago- today.
My wife was unexpectedly laid-off in June. Too make a long story short, despite the stress,…
Much study has been done and continues to be done on the connection of the mind and the body. Scripture tells us “as a man thinks, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7) and science continues to verify this truth. Every thought and emotion we have produces specific energy and vibration that impacts the chemistry of our physical…Continue
Do you have those days where you are REALLY busy, but you feel no sense of accomplishment afterwards? If those kind of days are really frequent, it's time to start living your "why!"
I recently spoke to a mutual friend who has been out of job for several months. Her resume was all over the place with different job…Continue
“He teaches kindness by being thoughtful and gracious even at home. He teaches patience by being gentle and understanding over and over. He teaches honesty by keeping his promises to his family even when it costs. He teaches courage by living unafraid with faith, in all circumstances. He teaches justice by being fair and…
“A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can…
Tolstoy said, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." The process of my new book, Thinking Consciously Rocks certainly gave me a clear perspective on what about me needed to change. Writing this book…Continue
Added by Connie M Williams on August 9, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments
~ LIKE A CHILD ~…Continue
Added by Caroline Gavin on August 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments