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What to Look for in a Marriage Partner

If you’re single and seeking a spouse, then this is a question you’re asking. If you’re married and a leader, then this is a question that single people are asking you, hoping you can offer insight. More

5 Comments / Mar 31, 2015
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101 Tips to Be a Great “You”

The attitude that accompanies this list reflects the character traits of determination, winsomeness, optimism, and altruism. All these go into leading a life of excellence More

3 Comments / Mar 18, 2015
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Note to the Driver Behind: Please avoid the Jerk-Zone!

I mean, here we are normally all polite and professional folks. Yet put us behind the wheel of a car and we’re capable of become swearing, finger-waving ruffians. What gives? More

11 Comments / Mar 03, 2015
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3 Great Ways to Navigate a Change of Plans

What do you do when your journey is altered? A journey, in this case, could be literal or metaphoric. More

13 Comments / Feb 17, 2015
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5 Wise Principles Gleaned from a Too-Short Life of Excellence

It’s still a season of grief for me, as it is undoubtedly for so many others who knew Julia. What’s your story of someone you know and love who’s battled cancer? More

27 Comments / Feb 03, 2015
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This is Your Year

Here’s my invitation to you: keep going the good direction you’re going and live significantly, deliberately, powerfully, and purposefully. More

15 Comments / Jan 20, 2015
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HI, I'M MARCUS BROTHERTON,

the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 25 books. Welcome to my blog. Thoreau pointed out how too many people lead lives of quiet desperation. Their lives are bland and meaningless, or they make choices that trap them in despair and darkness. By contrast, I want to help people lead lives of excellence. Meet here regularly for powerful stories and insight into how to live and lead well.