Are you stuck, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? Consider this.

Personal progress is a common side-effect of doing something for others. When you feel like you’re getting nowhere, whether it is writer’s block or a general pattern of frustration about your life at the moment, the best remedy just might be serving another in some unexpected and impromptu way. Such frustrations in life have a …

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Companion in Tribulation

Helping others is an art and a science. If you solve someone's problems without providing them with the tools to solve them in the future, you risk creating a dependency. If you impose solutions that don't match the true need, you risk creating future imbalances. If you act without understanding, your efforts will be hit …

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Inspiration or Legislation

I've found in business as in life that there are two options for projecting a refining influence into the world around you: inspiration and legislation. The first, my favorite, requires the most out of you and those within your sphere of influence, but also yields the most sustainable result. The second is typically employed more …

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Training for Service

There are no vicious horses, just spoiled ones. Likewise, there are no evil people, just damaged ones. In many if not most cases, the injuries can be repaired and the gaps can be filled through a steady diet of empathetic attention and thoughtful intervention. The ideal, of course, is to create a world wherein as …

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