Are overprotective parents HURTING their children?

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Last week, my 11-year old son asked if he could use my 18-inch chainsaw to clear dead trees out of our shelterbelt. In the deepest voice he could muster, he stated, “I’ve got that little hatchet you gave me, Dad… but it’s not quite cutting it.” (Not sure if the pun was intended.) One of [Read More...]

Ballard quits NFL for good…reasons

I read a great Man on the Run-type of story this week: Minnesota Vikings’ standout, Christian Ballard, just quit the NFL. A 24-year-old man living his childhood dream and making almost $700,000/yr. walked away from professional sports. Why? Other things mattered more. Ballard told USA TODAY Sports: “Making that much money—that was fun. But money [Read More...]

Truth…It’s Just Crazy Enough It Might Work


Want to do something refreshing? Want to get noticed? Want to stand out? Turns out, one of the most radical, off-the-wall strategies out there involves representing yourself accurately. Wall Street receives hundreds of applications for interns every year. Each applicant “pumps up” his resume, padding his experience, beefing up his titles, and piling on his [Read More...]