How to become the best at anything

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Go hard, go strong, aim for the prize, and win. Here are three key principles to keep in mind on your way to success. [Read more...]

Learn this phrase: “Long walk, part of gift”

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Love someone? Go that extra mile. Do it, do it, do it. The extra mile counts too. [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...]

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...]

This post has nothing to do with hockey (and everything to do with brotherhood)

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1. Big question: Have you ever wanted or needed to show a friend that you care deeply for him, and yet you don’t know how? Finding the exact words can be tricky. ·        You respect him. ·        You want to say you’re grateful for who he is in your life. ·        You’re mindful of all [Read More...]

The Raging Bull

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Once upon a time there was a man who had been raised in an alcoholic (drug addicted/dysfunctional/abusive—you fill in the blank) home. It was a fearful environment and he was afraid a lot. He hated those feelings even as a young boy because they made him feel “unmanly.” When he was twelve years old, he [Read More...]

Is Respect Earned or Given?

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Perhaps I’m just a curmudgeonly old guy now, but it seems to me that people are just not as respectful as they used to be. Much of our culture believes that you do not have any obligation to respect someone unless or until they respect you first. It is a twisted vision of biblical respect. [Read More...]

Contract for Men

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With all the media coverage of men behaving badly (from Richard Sherman to Justin Bieber), I thought it might be interesting to revisit some of my thoughts on what healthy masculinity looks like.  Certainly these aren’t the only things a man should strive for, but they are probably a pretty good starting point.  They can [Read More...]


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