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MARCUS BROTHERTON New York Times Bestselling Author

About the blog


If you want to lead well in your personal and professional life, then this blog’s for you.

Remember Henry David Thoreau?

He was a nineteenth century American writer and activist who got fed up with the craziness of life. He wandered off to Walden Pond where he built a hut in the forest and lived simply and deliberately so he could sort things out in his mind.

There, in the silence of the woods, Thoreau wrote,

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

That’s what I want to address in this blog—how far too many people lead lives they’d rather not live. Their lives are bland and meaningless. Or they make choices that trap them in despair and darkness. I’ve had shades of that in my own life. I bet you have, too.

What’s the solution?

As an author and collaborative writer I interview a lot of great minds.

Many of these leaders are living legends. They are WWII vets, humanitarians, speakers, and public figures, leaders who set the scale for heroic living and purposeful work.

Great leaders inspire action, and by looking at their lives (and inadvertently at our own), we discover what it means to go forward, live nobly, and lead well.

Instead of living lives of quiet desperation, we deliberately choose to head the opposite direction.

We live lives of excellence.

That’s what we examine on this blog. We focus on four main areas of practical leadership …

  • Who we are (our character).
  • What we do (our work).
  • Who we care for (relationships & family).
  • What matters most (faith & purpose).

No matter who you are, where you live, or what you believe … you’re welcome on this site.

Thanks always for reading, commenting, and passing along posts.

For a greater look into these leaders’ lives, please pick up a copy of one of my books available at a bookstore near you or through the links.

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