How to be Successful in Spite of Yourself

At age 9, he was kicked in the head by a horse. He once almost drowned. He suffered from malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that has the power to kill. He disliked his first name, preferring that people refer to him by his last name. A store he owned with a partner went under, […]

How to Find Your True Calling – Lessons From the Man Named Bell

He refused to have a phone in his office calling it a “distraction”, spent most nights reading the Encyclopedia Britannica, and almost worked himself to death. Alexander Graham Bell, credited with inventing the telephone, followed his curiosity to discover his purpose. For millions suffering from a lack of direction, Bell’s life is a blueprint for […]

Don’t Ask Me What I Do For a Living

You’re at a social gathering and inevitably the question comes up: “What do you do?” In some parts of the world, this is a rude question to ask because it compels the questioner to pass judgement. They may look down upon you, as in: “Oh, he’s only a clerk. Not very smart.” Or, the questioner […]

It’s Okay to be a Bum

World famous investor Warren Buffet, 85 years of age, was recently quoted as saying the key to a long life is being happy and content with yourself. It certainly isn’t Buffet’s eating habits that keep him alert in old age. He has breakfast every morning at McDonald’s. As I pondered the words of this billionaire, […]