Living in the Golden Third

Guest Post by Rochelle Royal William Gurstelle is the Ballistics and Pyrotechnics Editor for Popular Mechanics magazine. Far from risk-averse, it’s his belief through years of research that a person’s inclination to risk-taking has a profound impact on their happiness and life satisfaction, a belief which ties closely with the question of whether you can make…

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Does Innovation Go Too Far at Times?

In the Wall Street Journal, a puzzling question blazed as a headline: “Is Innovation Killing the Soap Business?” There is an interesting thing happening in the soap industry. In early 2012, Tide® Pods™ were introduced. In a press release, this bold statement was made by P&G: “In a world where innovation and technology are constantly…

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The Magic of Leadership – Converting

What drives success? It is a question that drives people to unwise jealousy. Other times, the answer leads people to a flurry of motion…. commotion really. It becomes a cloud of stirred up dust with no seeds planted in the fertile grounds of momentum and growth. Let’s declare this the Year of Converting! Values, philosophy,…

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The Other Side of Stamina – Success

Last week was Spring Break. We packed up and headed to Colorado for a week of skiing. I don’t ski though. Never have, and may never. It is not an issue of stamina, just slightly brittle bones. While the family skis, I spend time to catch up on projects and hike. This year it was…

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2011: My Top 10 Least Read Posts

As we look back, we evaluate things that went wrong as well as the things that went right. Writing is no different, so I went back and looked at what my top 10 least read posts were. Here they are for all to ignore… again! 1. The Meaning of the Middle Series: A Wrap –…

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Life Risks in 2×2: How Do You Plot Risk?

Life risks happen all the time. How we approach them defines the outcomes of each risk we take. The Life Risk 2×2 Matrix provides a way to think about it and engage.

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Avoiding a Parasite Culture by Taking a Life-Changing Risk

My life-changing risk was set. I was going to quit my job, get married, move to a city where we knew no one, and start college. Life-changing risks need a plan. The outcome is not only life-changing; it is needed in order to avoid becoming a part of the parasite culture.

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Biscayne Days: Taking Youthful Risks

Being young means taking risks. My big one happened driving a Chevy Biscayne down an old dirt road. We all take stupid risks from time-to-time. You never know which ones you will survive and which ones will knock you off life’s balancing beam. As we live our life, we need to do it boldly yet balanced with sanity, clarity of purpose, and rational thought behind choices made.

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Are You Taking Risks in Life? Are the Risks the Right Type?

Risks are all around us in life. We need to take the right type of risk in order to move our life forward in a spirit-filled, meaningful way. What types of risk do you see in life around you?

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