What do you consider to be a failure? And do you know how to deal with failures? For me, failure is directly related to some mental disturbance. I think the prime goal of our life as humans is to be happy and help others. If we are unable to do so, then it is a

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We asked thousands of people, “What would you change in your life right now if you could?” The responses are always interesting, ranging from nothing to healing or bringing back loved ones, to funny responses. There are three things that people would change that come up over and over again though. Top 3 Things People

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Many years ago, I met a beautiful woman. A dinner date set up the same day I received a message from her on OkCupid turned into dinner, then a 3-hour walk in the park talking. Three months later, we were married. It has been one of the best decisions of my life, and I love

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I attended the funeral of a good friend last night. At the age of 82, Leighton was one of the happiest and most at peace guys I had ever met. He had a way of saying things that made you laugh and speaking deep truths about life in a lighthearted way that anyone could understand.

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Do you know what the biggest loss is in anyone’s life???? I think it is an emotional loss. Am I wrong? We can’t compare the pain of heart-break to any pain in this world. To overcome the pain of a broken heart takes a lot of effort. When we fall or are injured, we feel physical pain

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It took me a long time to find “my people” and embrace who I am. Even though tens of thousands of people follow me for some reason, I’m an introvert and admittedly a bit of a nerd. I don’t like going into social situations where we talk about the weather for an hour or go

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Use the links below to navigate our picks for the best personal development books for each of the following topics. Finances Business Relationships Skills & Time Management BONUS: Book of the Month Selections Best Personal Development Books for Finances   1.  The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey Leading

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Last week, we took a vacation as a group with my wife’s family. Eighteen of us stayed in Sevierville, TN which is near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We went rafting, saw the Aquarium, played at the water park, mined for gems, and made lots of memories! You may be

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Thursday I received a call from a young woman who was interested in life coaching. She said her mom had encouraged her to check out a life coach to jump-start her career. Maybe 30 seconds into the conversation, she asked, “How much does this cost?” I replied, “It depends on your goals and can vary.

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With Valentine’s day quickly approaching, our personal development book club‘s book of the month is The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman. A book that can dramatically improve your relationships, it’s entertaining and easy to read at the same time. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That

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Have you ever noticed that people tend to hang out with others just like them? When we were back in high school, there were little cliques everywhere. The jocks, the nerds, the cheerleaders, the “in” crowd, and the druggies. Even if someone wasn’t like the group when they first joined, within months of hanging around

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 “I’m too busy right now.” How many times have we heard or felt like this? I’m sure you are actually pretty busy.  I am too. I’ve got 5 kids, exercise regularly, run a business, blog, coach a club at Toastmasters, am in a weekly men’s group at church, lead a couple’s group, and serve on

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How do I know when to say no and when to say yes? I asked my wife the other day her thoughts on me to taking on another leadership role that I was asked to step into. Her response? “I swear if you take on one more thing I’ll shoot you!!!” I’m an active guy

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Mensa is an international organization that only accepts members with an IQ higher than 98% of the population. Recently, I asked some Mensa members, “What life lessons have you learned?” Far from the stuffy replies you might expect, replies ranged from funny quotes like “Don’t sweat the petty stuff, it’s much better to pet the

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Have you ever gotten so comfortable with something that you stopped practicing the basics?  What happened?  My guess is that you ran into problems! This is what happens when people get too cocky and think they can’t lose, someone else comes along, puts in the effort, and blows them away.  This is how careers fail

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Lately, life has been chaotic.  Board meetings at night, long work days, 5 kids that need to be everywhere at the same time, Murphy taking money from the bank practically before it hits my account.  It doesn’t stop. Maybe you can relate. This is where I need to remind myself, and you, to simplify. Leo

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