Real Life Stories for New Year Inspiration

Honor's Voice by Douglas Wilson: Lincoln has been getting a lot of attention lately but not for his remarkable ability to change careers.  His journey from switch keeper to mill operator to lawyer to President is well documented here.

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie: The founder of the company that makes the popular shoes TOMS, explains his One for One corporate mission: for every pair of shoes sold, another is packed and shipped to a child in need, making it one of the most successful philanthropic ventures in the world.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami: The celebrated author of The Windup Chronicle and other books is also an avid long distance runner. Here he outlines his training plan for the New York City Marathon in a memoir that untangles the ties between running and writing.

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