This story is adapted from Better Great Than Never, by Lindsay Shoop.

Have you ever pushed yourself so hard that it made you feel like all of your teeth fell out? I know I never did. At least, not until the sport of rowing entered my life.

Imagine: when you…


This story is adapted from Becoming Ovary Jones, by Melanie Holscher.

Where are you right now with your cancer diagnosis? Maybe you found this article shortly after you consulted with your doctor, and it doesn’t even seem real yet. Perhaps you’ve had some time to absorb the news, and you…


This story is adapted from Audacious Generosity, by Kevin White.

God’s Strategy Has Always Been Audacious Generosity

We all have an innate desire to be more generous but don’t know how. When it comes to the subject of giving, most of us feel like we have nothing left to give.

What’s worse? Our fear of failure then…


This story is adapted from Make Peace or Die, by Charles U. Daly.

November 22–24, 1963

“The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises — it is a set of challenges.”

— President John F. Kennedy

The first time I was near an American president, he…


The following is adapted from Becoming Mindstrong, by Rachel Freiman.

Remember that relationship you stayed in way too long?

You bitched about it to your friends constantly. You told yourself repeatedly that this fight was the last straw. You fantasized about a new life outside of it. …


This story is adapted from Mr. Monkey and Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs, by Mike Smerklo.

Before you dive into my book, let me tell you what it isn’t.

The usual shit.

You know what I’m talking about — the books that line the business section of any…


The following is adapted from A CEO Only Does Three Things, by Trey Taylor.

To succeed as the chief executive of your organization, you have to be willing to follow models of great leadership. You may not be a history buff, but there is much to be learned from some…


The following is adapted from Get Rooted!, by Stacy Henry.

Whether you realize it or not, change brings with it a wide array of choices. You can act or react. You can hold onto the past, or you can face the future. …


The following is adapted from Unsliced, by Mike Bausch.

Did I always know that I wanted to own a pizza shop?

No. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE PIZZA, and so do you; so does everyone. Anyone who doesn’t love pizza is a garbage individual who should roll themselves up…


The following is adapted from The Talent War, by Michael Sarraille and George Randle.

U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, prepare for extraction from their objective during Task Force Training on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain their tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock/Released)

The US Special Operations Forces community is arguably one of the most adaptable, efficient, and effective organizations on the planet today, and it’s because it prioritizes one thing above all else: talent.

On the battlefront, the…

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