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  • 3 Ways Excellence Is More Achievable than Ever Before

    How the Barriers to Preeminence Have Collapsed

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    America was built on the idea that success comes from working hard and staying out of trouble. But there were always barriers to attaining elite status. Those who went to an Ivy League University had certain doors open for them. Wealth conferred privileges unavailable to people of lesser means. Large companies used their financial power and political muscle to stifle competition. If you follow the news it appears that not much has changed. 3 Ways Excellence Is More Achievable than Ever Before

    The Military as a Path to Excellence

    During the 20 th century, the military provided the means to excel. As a result, men such as Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley could be born in poverty and reach the pinnacle of success. Most people know of Eisenhower’s rise from poor Kansas farm boy to President of the Read More
  • Why Everyone Needs a Guide for Life

    What You Have in Common with the Ancient Israelites

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    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Re’eh – Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Life in the military acclimates a person to oversight. Someone supervises your work. You have standard operating procedures to take you step-by-step through processes. You have to pass a periodic physical fitness test. The military uses surprise urinalyses to prevent drug use. Training in sexual harassment and assault emphasize how such behavior impairs mission readiness and hurts your comrades. Notice anything missing? Why Everyone Needs a Guide for Life

    The Israelites Needed New Guidance

    In 2013, I participated in three rounds of sexual assault prevention training. The substance varied little from one to the other. It was clear the Navy felt the first two hadn't gotten through to sailors. But, there seemed to be no point in presenting the same material yet again. Before Read More
  • Want Greater Success? Learn to Tolerate More of This…

    What You Want Lies Beyond a Wall of Boredom

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    The military holds the promise of an exciting life. If you haven’t seen the latest recruiting commercials take a look. Think of the adrenaline rush from jumping off that airplane . Is there any chance you’ll find being a Marine boring ? Both of these pale in comparison to Special Forces . There’s never a dull moment in the military. Yeah, right. If General Military Training doesn’t put you to sleep paperwork will. But hey, it’s the government. You have to expect tedium. The private sector is different. Want Greater Success? Learn to Tolerate More of This…

    The Two Types of Boredom

    Growing up not far from Hollywood, the excitement of making movies enthralled me. I had to be a part of it. In the late 1980s, I got my chance. My friend needed a producer for his next Read More
  • Do You Have This in Your Marriage?

    How to Strive Beyond Solid Communication…

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    Parsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Eikev – Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Have you had this experience? The other day I infuriated my wife. Then before I could apologize she did something amazingly big-hearted. I stood in awe of her. She was still mad at me. But despite her anger, she wanted to make my life easier. Do You Have This in Your Marriage- It just didn't make sense to me. When I’m angry with her we have to talk the matter out to clear the air. Sometimes it doesn't take very long. But once in a while, the discussion will go on for hours. Everything you read about good relationships says to work conflict through. That way you can reconnect with your spouse. How can Melanie, even temporarily, skip that step? And even though she does, wouldn't it Read More
  • How to Focus Your Job-Hunt for Best Results

    Why the Best Job-Hunters Think Like Entrepreneurs…

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    Think about the last time you bought an expensive item. Was it a television or a car? Did a salesman help you decide which one to buy? If he knew what he was doing, he had you describe what you wanted. Then he asked questions and listened while you answered. When he showed you options, he talked about how the features would benefit you. Throughout the sale, he never mentioned what he wanted from the transaction. If he knew his business you left overjoyed with your purchase. How to Focus Your Job-Hunt for Best Results

    Everyone Focuses on His Own Needs

    The military always seemed interested in our problems. It’s one of its choicest benefits. The command stepped in officially or shipmates offered their help. Either way, you felt supported. Many private sector companies have adopted this Read More
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