What Sets Brilliant Artists Apart from Those Who Fade
Brady Toops
By Brady Toops

My mom often jokes with me that I wasn’t held enough as a baby. I was born at the same time as two of my siblings—my brother Casey and sister Mickie. Most people call this triplets. I don’t talk about it much. I actually have friends I’ve known for years who will hear me say […]

Do You Know Your Calling? This Might Help.
J.J. Peterson
By J.J. Peterson

Recently I found myself in the emergency room with stomach pains. They had been gradually getting worse through the week so I decided to head in, just in case it was something serious. After five hours of an IV, blood work, x-ray, ct scan, EKG, pokes and prodding, the Dr. came back in and said: […]

How to Make the Drama Count for Something Big
Michael Hyatt
By Michael Hyatt

Think of your favorite novels or movies. There’s no story without drama, right? Last year I read Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian. The movie was excellent too. The trials and challenges astronaut Mark Watney faces and overcomes kept me on the edge of my seat. But there’s another critical element: trajectory. If Mark wasn’t working […]