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The New Three R’s – the building blocks of success

At different times and in different contexts, success can wear many different faces. So what is success? What is it not? And what three traits are common to all successful people? Success – what is it? In the self-improvement world, the word success is often used, yet never really explained. In reality it is person and context specific. Most people imagine […]

Who are you calling a dropout?

    Dropping out of the formal education system doesn’t mean dropping out of life. Some of the most influential people in the world never got to don the robe and throw their hat in the air. The Best You looks at six people who dropped out of college and became wildly successful.   Naughty […]

Phil Jackson is the Lord of the Rings

It might be unusual to think of an international sports coach for one of the world’s most successful basketball teams as spiritual, but that is exactly the case for Phil Jackson.   As the coach for the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers during the period of both teams’ apparent invincibility, there’s no doubt […]

8 Things You Forgot to Be Grateful For by Marc and Angel

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ―Epicurus Sometimes Angel and I get so caught up pursuing the next big thing, that we forget to pause and appreciate the things we have, and the things […]

How Becoming a Dad Changed My Life by Peter Clemens

  I found out I was going to be a dad on my 24th birthday. At the time this is the last thing in the world that I wanted. Despite being in a loving relationship, I did not want a kid because I felt too young, I didn’t want the financial burden and I wanted to do […]

Oprah Winfrey – The Name of Success

Oprah Winfrey is the world’s first African-American woman billionaire, yet she had none of life’s advantages. In many ways she is the true American “everywoman” and an embodiment of the American Dream. So what is the story behind Oprah?     One way to think about Oprah Winfrey is to think of her life as […]