Are You #LivingIntentionally?

  • How to Use Your Strengths to Overcome Every Challenge

    Do You Know You Have Gold Others Want?

    2 minutes to read

    What part of your life frustrates you? Are you exasperated about your marriage, job, children, or health? Or life seems okay, but you have a nagging feeling it could be better. Either can lead to unhappiness. Fortunately, you have the ability to change. This isn’t rah rah pep talk. Each of us possesses gold. What’s more, we can swap it while increasing our own supply. We call this amazing currency our strengths.
    How to Use Your Strengths to Overcome Every Challenge

    Your Strengths Provide You with a Priceless Medium of Exchange for Improving Your Life.

    The Influence of Loved Ones

    Jim Rohn said, “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” If you look around, you see successful people associate with others at or above their level. You may think you’re Read More
  • How to Be Genuine in Any Situation

    The Reason You Must Give Your Heart

    2-½ minutes to read

    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Yayakhel/Pekudei – Exodus 35:1-40:38 Job-hunting after military service sometimes feels like entering a foreign country. Doesn’t it? The differences in language and life experience make communicating difficult. Veterans and civilians struggle to bridge the gap. Parshas Vayakhel / Pekudei will help you be genuine while creating links:

    “Everyone who is generous-hearted, will bring it, a portion for G-d.” ( Shemos /Exodus 35:5)

    How to Be Genuine in Any Situation

    Create links with civilians by opening your heart to them and letting them get to know the genuine you.

    This Sabbath is a double parsha to keep on track with the annual cycle. Vayakhel reviews the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). You see the only time in Jewish history that a building campaign raised so much money people had to stop giving! Pekudei Read More
  • How to Break Through to the Life You Want

    Are You Drilling the One Fundamental for Success?

    2 minutes to read

    When you joined the military you didn’t have all the skills you needed for success. You may have had to learn to march, fire a rifle on target, or build stamina. Whatever the challenge, you drilled it. Sooner or later you had a breakthrough. You adjusted to military life, advanced in rank, and achieved success. Civilian life works the same way.
    How to Break Through to the Life You Want

    Drill Deliberate Practice in Military Fashion to Break Through Barriers to Civilian Life Success.

    Same Process Different Mission

    Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Since the military clearly defines its mission, you knew exactly what you had to do. And your drill instructor gave you consistent feedback so you could improve. Every service branch embodies the three fundamentals for achieving success:
    1. Purpose
    2. Mission
    3. Deliberate Practice
    Two weeks ago you Read More
  • Shrewd Advice About People Who Thwart Your Success

    How to Deal With Nasty Coworkers

    2-½ minutes to read

    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Ki Sisa – Exodus 30:11-34:35 Without naming names, I'd prefer not to have worked with some of the chaplains in the navy. They caused me no end of career difficulties. I’ve joked that the UCMJ needs a new article called Conduct Unbecoming a Chaplain. But Parshas Ki Sisa gives shrewd advice for handling the situation:

    “And Moses stood at the gate of the camp, and he said, whoever is for G-d come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered to him.” ( Shemos /Exodus 32:26)

    Shrewd Advice About People Who Thwart Your Success This Sabbath’s parsha gives the mitzvah of the half-shekel. Then it deals with the last few items for the Altar. Next, it discusses observing the Sabbath. The parsha ends with the story of the Golden Calf.

    Two Mutineers’ Read More

  • Three Reasons You Need an Outstanding Resume

    You Won’t Guess Any of Them

    2-½ minutes to read

    Most experts acknowledge your resume won’t get you a job. But, they say, an outstanding resume should get you an interview. The mere fact these experts tell you to aim for an interview tells you their mindset. You’re a beggar hoping and praying to get called in. ( See my post on why you want a meeting not an interview .) Though the conventional reason is wrong, you still need a dynamite resume.
    Three Reasons You Need an Outstanding Resume

    It's not about getting you a job or even an interview. Your resume clarifies the tactical plan you need to follow to get the job you want.

    The Internet Is Your Resume

    Resume experts focus on how to write a resume that will get through an Automated Tracking System. Most ATSs select about 2% of candidates. In other words, Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53
  • 54
  • 55
  • 56
  • 57
  • 58
  • 59
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 63
  • 64
  • 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80
  • 81
  • 82
  • 83
  • 84
  • 85
  • 86
  • 87
  • 88
  • 89
  • 90
  • 91
  • 92
  • 93
  • 94
  • 95
  • 96
  • 97
  • 98
  • 99
  • 100
  • 101
  • 102
  • 103
  • 104
  • 105

Get More Ideas Like These for Firing Up Your Life and a FREE Bonus!

Use:

  • The wisdom of Scripture
  • Battle-tested ideas from the military
  • Profitable business concepts

to design a better life for you and your family!

Plus, you'll get a FREE bonus, my 49 Day Challenge to Refine Your Character!