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The Good Life Crisis: A Few Thoughts on True Wealth

At twenty-two, I tossed conventional wisdom to the wind in order to chase a six-figure dream in sunny South Florida. I took the bait—hook, line, and sinker—and resolved to out work and out hustle the next guy in order to “make it”. By twenty-four, I was cashing moderate five-figure checks each month and my career in luxury real estate sales was booming.  A shiny new SUV sat in the driveway of my second home proving that I was living life in the fast lane of […]

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Are You Pitching a Tent or Building a Tower?

Today’s post is a guest post in the Monday Matters series from my friend, author, speaker, and philosopher, Tom Morris. A movie started playing in my head nearly four years ago. I rushed to my computer and began to write down everything I saw and heard. The movie so far has become eight novels, not yet shown to publishers. I wanted to share today a brief passage from one of them that I was just editing this week. It’s part of a conversation […]

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Wealth vs. Worth

The deepest longing of the human soul is the desire to be worthy, the desire to matter, the desire to be loved. However, popular culture has prescribed material flourishing as the end goal of our lives. From a young age we’re taught to get a great job, make lots of money, and retire comfortably. As a husband, father, and provider, this hits me in the throes of life’s greatest struggle. And, as I continue to talk with people from all […]

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The RICH Principles [Podcast]

Episode 2: The Four RICH Principles *Subscribe via iTunes by clicking the link above* So, what does it mean to redefine rich? As I poured over the words the nurse said to my Aunt Trish, “You make my life rich,” I felt called to define that statement and that word: rich. Can we classify a rich life? I believe so. In this episode, I tell the story of how the four principles of richness came to life. Growing up as a […]

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How A Bunny Rabbit Saved My Grandfather’s Life

Earlier this week, Liz and I were driving through the neighborhood on our way to dinner. It was a beautiful Spring day with the flowers in full bloom, the sky a crisp blue. The perfect backdrop was created as the sun sank lower on the horizon. As we drove, I saw a bunny quietly enjoying some grass a few yards from the roadside. At first, I passed by, my car outpacing my thoughts. A few seconds later I came to […]

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What Star Wars Taught Me About Redefining Rich

An excerpt from my book Redefine Rich “Having grown up in the 1980s, I can’t help but have an affinity for Star Wars. George Lucas’ epic trilogy and latter Prequel trilogy changed popular culture and the future of blockbuster films. It’s not surprising that the film series ranks among the top grossing of all time and even have a day dedicated to their legacy: May 4th. These films set up a great battle in our minds, good versus evil, light versus […]

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What Makes You Rich?

Have you ever wished for a ME translation of the Bible, a convenient, made-for-you version containing footnotes for your life? There’s a peculiar passage found in three of the four gospel accounts which I find particularly puzzling. It’s the kind of passage that, when I read it, I begin squirming in my chair. I feel the uneasiness of the words as I sit in the comfort of my home, sip my Starbucks-roasted blend, tap the keys of my MacBook Air, and answer Facebook comments on my state-of-the-art […]

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