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Self-Reliance

Know Your Rights Before You Book Your Flight

Air travel used to be a luxury, back before it became an overpriced way to test your patience, grit, and tolerance for abuse. I don't blame the flight attendants...

HomesteadingSelf-RelianceVideos

Meet Your Own Needs and Become Independent

Ever noticed how much energy you expend trying to keep the people you need on side. You massage egos, motivate teams, and cajole customers just to keep the wheels turning and the money coming in...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

How to Make a Greenhouse Out of Old Windows

Looking to extend your growing season with a backyard greenhouse? Building a greenhouse doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you can construct a small greenhouse...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Distracted Driving, Corporate Culture, and a Wild Turkey

Earlier this year I was circling a city on the freeway when an SUV came hurtling toward me – straddling the double-yellow line – as the not-so-smart driver stared down at a smartphone...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Get Your Regular Dose of “Me-Time” and Focus on Yourself

Katharine and Audrey Hepburn were my kind of women. Or as I like to frame it and tell myself, I'm their kind of man. "I've just done what I damn well wanted to," the fiercely independent Katharine...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Create Your Own Success Story with a Good Daily Routine

More than 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety, and it can cripple your mind and body. I know from personal experience. Ten years ago, I struggled with it severely...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Time is Money…Spend it Wisely

Fifteen years ago, when I was starting out my career as a personal trainer and making $20 an hour, I spent my idle time doing math. "Let's see," I thought on the subway ride home...

Self-Reliance

Dealing With Failure: Rise Up and Overcome It

If there is one thing I know after having observed this crazy world for 36 years, it's that you can survive almost everything. A great example, and I only thought of this one because...

Self-Reliance

Why Home Security is Something I Don’t Need to Worry About

Today I walked all the way down my gravel driveway, past my 50-foot long woodpile, to the mailbox...only to find some junk mail that made me laugh out loud. Some company wants to sell me a home...