Personal Development and Becoming More

It may be fundamental, but often the fundamentals are missed. In personal development, you have to know where you are in relation to where you want to go in order to make progress. How you get from “A” to “B” is where the growth comes. As the late Jim Rohn often said, “If you want [...]

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The Art of Being Sick

Tony Snow, an American journalist, served for a short time as George W. Bush’s press secretary. In 2005, before taking on that role, he was diagnosed with cancer. A few months following his diagnosis, he shared this powerful perspective on his mortality:

The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting [...]

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Learning from Lincoln

Learning from Lincoln

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the American Civil War began when Confederate batteries in Charlestown, South Carolina, surrounding Ft. Sumter opened fire. The nation would not know peace again for almost exactly four bitter years. The war claimed the lives of some 620,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians. Destruction, especially [...]

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That’s Why They Play the Game

As fans of college basketball in the U.S. eagerly await the outcome of this weekend’s Final Four match-ups, and Monday’s eventual champion, one team is garnering the lion’s share of media coverage, Virginia Commonwealth University.
When the NCAA Selection Committee unveiled the tournament participants, the so-called experts questioned the reasoning behind including VCU. Some said they [...]

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What is your recipe for success?

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
6 large egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 6 tablespoons

Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Five ingredients, easily obtainable at the local grocery store. With heavy cream, egg yolks, and sugar, no doubt it will be something rich and satisfying.
What’s next?
Obviously you have to know what [...]

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Endurance

-by jrussell  

“Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it’s the one they will most need to know.”
—Jean Jacques Rousseau

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Personal Development and Becoming More

-by jrussell  

It may be fundamental, but often the fundamentals are missed. In personal development, you have to know where you are in relation to where you want to go in order to make progress. How you get from “A” to “B” is where the growth comes. As the late Jim Rohn often said, “If you want [...]

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Weekly Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

-by jrussell  

By Mark Brown
It has been said that the only constant in life is change. One who doesn’t anticipate change of some sort—in careers, economics, home life, and more—is bound to be frustrated and possibly even angry when change comes his or her way.
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your [...]

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Oh That I Had Wings

-by jrussell  

The bird let loose in Eastern skies,
Returning fondly home,
Ne’er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam;
But high she shoots through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
Nor shadow dims her way.
—Thomas Moore, “Oh That I Had Wings”
How do fly above “all low delay”? How do you avoid “idle [...]

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Weekly Book Review: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

-by jrussell  

By Mark Brown
One of our recent blog posts asked “what is your recipe for success?” If success is a recipe, then it may also be true that constantly repeating that recipe will lead to stale leftovers. As we pointed out in that post, once you master the basics of the recipe, it’s time to “improvise [...]

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Glimpses of Heaven

-by jrussell  

“There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.”
—Arthur P. Stanley
How do you find such glimpses? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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The Art of Being Sick

-by jrussell  

Tony Snow, an American journalist, served for a short time as George W. Bush’s press secretary. In 2005, before taking on that role, he was diagnosed with cancer. A few months following his diagnosis, he shared this powerful perspective on his mortality:

The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting [...]

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Weekly Book Review: “Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant”

-by jrussell  

By Mark Brown
Economics is one of the central tenets of Max Living. We aim to help people progress to financial freedom, whatever that means for them, and give them tools and resources that help them exert more control over events in this part of life. If you’re worried about your financial future, chances are you [...]

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Turning a Life Around

-by jrussell  

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
—Leo Buscaglia
How have a touch, a smile, or a kind word turned your life around? Share your thoughts by [...]

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Learning from Lincoln

Learning from Lincoln

-by jrussell  

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the American Civil War began when Confederate batteries in Charlestown, South Carolina, surrounding Ft. Sumter opened fire. The nation would not know peace again for almost exactly four bitter years. The war claimed the lives of some 620,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians. Destruction, especially [...]

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