The secret to finishing any race strong

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Anyone can start a race. And anyone can sprint to the finish. The hardest part of the race is something different, something surprising, and it’s what you train for every day. [Read more...]

Numbers matter. So go big, even with a handful.

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These days it’s easier than ever to locate numbers and quickly see how you stack up. But what do you do when your numbers look bleak? [Read more...]

The Benefits of Failing

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It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out. Or it occurs between jobs, or is due to an injury or downed economy. If it happens to you, what do you do? [Read more...]

How to be angry without losing your cool

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The big question is how can we appropriately be angry? When that legitimate emotion of anger arises, what might our responses and actions be? [Read more...]

Frustrated? Permission granted to do nothing

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On this particular occasion we simply acknowledged the imperfection of the moment, and then moved forward with our day. Sometimes that’s the best answer. What would you have done?
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Why you need to base your life on answers — not questions

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It’s popular today to live in a perpetual state of questioning. And certainly it’s okay to doubt. But just don’t live in doubt for the rest of your life. Base your life on answers, not questions. [Read more...]

This Memorial Day, 6 tricky lessons to convey to children about war

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For spring break, a friend and his wife took their three children to Honolulu. They planned to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the commemorative site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since I’ve interviewed veterans and written about WWII, they asked me for ideas about how to teach their children about war. What would you say?
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10 Bits of Random Wisdom Every Man Must Know

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We’ve all got a ton of these pithy wise thoughts floating around in our brains. Here are a few of mine. How about you? [Read more...]


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