Why are you getting up every day?

How can so many of us (80% – Deloitte) end up living unfulfilled in the greatest country ever created for doing so?  

1 – We have been following an outdated “Retirement Plan Model” (RPM).  The RPM was needed when we were farmers and factory workers.  We had to prepare for the golden-years when our bodies could no longer do the work.  It focused our lives around growing a nest egg and it was often at the expense of our passions.

2 – Our schools teach us to prioritize research, analysis, and study so that we always get the correct answer.  This amplifies the fear of making decisions (we might be wrong which is like failing, so we are told),  In reality, making decisions is the way we learn, progress and achieve, not fail.

3 – We get stuck in the safety of endless research-loops (feels like we are doing something, and has no consequence so it is comfortable).  We end up “prisoners” stuck to rehashed copy-that-sells, inspirational anecdotes, and motivational videos hoping it will cause something to Happen or the answers to Appear.

We live in the information and technology age with an abundance of opportunity all around us and the RPM’s relevance is debatable.   We are not limited by physical proximity to our work, a physical building, or a piece of land and that changes everything.

Lastly and often overlooked, the RPM is based on a false notion.   Yes, most will live into those “golden years”, but it does not change the fact; not one of us is guaranteed tomorrow.

What to do?

Quiet Pride was created to provide content-that-works for achieving your results as simple, proven, and actionable PRINCIPLES.  Using PRINCIPLES, it matters little what makes you Fulfilled as the Principles for achieving do not change.

Our 18 Simple, Proven and Actionable PRINCIPLES PDF (free below) was created to give you the framework, confidence, and content to START creating more Fulfillment and a life that’s Worth the Work!


They last.

The search for the newest, fastest, quickest, perfect plan at the perfect time is understandable, it just does not exist.  This exhaustive process is exactly what keeps us “stuck”,

Quiet Pride’s Founding Principle, “ACTIONS – the rest is just noise®, is the MINDSET for progress. Adherence to this PRINCIPLE will get you over, through, or around our biggest fears…the unknown-able.

Why does any of this matter?

America’s citizens are losing ground because politics are corrupt beyond repair, activist agendas have overrun our news cycles, and men have been emasculated to the point they prefer a sweater-vest and allowance to sweat-equity and accomplishment.  Our boys are treated like broken little girls and America’s culture has declined due to a growing segment of “entitled-ingrates” and “vide-its” spending more time in cyber-worlds than the real one.  

In America, a second chance is not only promoted and encouraged, it is the gift that allows all of us to create our own American Dream.

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Do you remember John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted?  His life was turned upside down when his son was abducted from a Sears department store at the Hollywood Mall in Florida on July 27th, 1981.

From that moment forward, John Walsh had his Purpose…find his son.

  • Do you think he spent much time complaining about how much work it was going to be?
  • The lack of sleep.
  • The inability to focus on anything else.
  • The willingness to go hungry, work through exhaustion and have no concept of quitting.

Not a chance.

His days had a purpose (obviously not by his choosing).

This is a grave example that makes a very powerful point regarding the question…is “hard work” the key to achieving success and happiness, or is it an exhaustible resource?

Hard Work is a limitless resource provided…the outcome must be Worth the Work.

Ok, besides the horrible story, what is the point?   

When your Hard Work is fueled by something that Matters, it is an UNLIMITED RESOURCE.

The challenge the rest of us face who have not had our purpose presented is we associate the key to success and happiness as being done by increasing our income.

We were taught (or convinced ourselves) ‘if we just WORK HARD enough”, we will find happiness, accomplish or be anything.


I did not invent the term mid-life crisis, but that is exactly what happens to many people who have what I call a “nest-egg” mindset (grow income, save for retirement and enjoy life later).

I am not naive, nor am I insinuating paystubs are irrelevant.

We need a basic level of CERTAINTY money gives us to survive or we can’t think about anything else.  Not having enough to pay the bills is depressing and can become debilitating.

As our lives get busier, creating and executing a plan to pursue our passions can be overwhelming.

Quiet Pride was created to simplify the process for any Citizen looking to create better results in a life that is Worth the Work.

Our simple, actionable, and proven Principles (100% free below) will give you the framework to construct YOUR fulfillment path.

Hard Work will never be considered optional, but mustering a relentless work ethic while doing “meaningless” work is no easy feat.

In America, one of the greatest liberties you have is a chance to try, and the chance to try again if it does not work out.

Defining what is worth doing to you is the first step in creating an action-Able plan for a life that is Worth the Work.

  • Can you clearly define what your life would look like if you were able to spend your time doing anything you chose? (Interests and Passions)
  • What are you better than most at doing? (Expertise)

No one is guaranteed tomorrow.  Starting today you can begin to create a more Fulfilling life and Quiet Pride’s purpose is to help you do just that.

Hard work fueled by passion and purpose will turn limitations, distractions, and detractors into background noise.

The noise we easily ignore because we are too busy creating our own Fulfilling life.

“Principled Conduct by Individual Citizens is the lasting guarantor of America’s Prosperity” – QP’s Purpose statement

Our Principles are 100% FREE, downloadable, and immediately accessible below.


“BE THERE” – Shape your Life ~ Leave your Legacy.

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I fear that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

– Albert Einstein

You can do nothing more powerful for your life, your children’s future, your career, or personal Fulfillment than following this simple Principle:  Be There.
We are all an example.   An often underestimated one at that.
Being the perfect example is not real.  We have all said things we regret, and done things we should not have.

My introduction to the power of “Be There” came during college…

As an athlete at a little D-3 school, games were often in the late afternoon during the week.  For those who wanted to attend it was difficult getting to games that time of day.

My parents owned a small business.  If they were not in the office to do the work (before cell phones), no one was.

They decided to show up anyway.

Little was said, or necessary, after most games.  They headed straight back to finish whatever work they missed.

They chose to Be There.  

It created a bond for me with my step-dad that no amount of “things” he provided could equal.

Fast-forward 15 years later and I went from believing in the power of “Be There”, to Knowing it has no equal.

The very personal example that changed my life story…

The power of “Be There” was demonstrated as a result the most challenging event of my life:

On June 22, 2007, my fiance lost the battle with cancer.  She was 34.

I was 37, and we were two months from our wedding date.

She had fought.  To the point of remission in 2006 from the diagnosis two years earlier.

As things began to deteriorate in late 2006, a highly intrusive procedure was performed to determine the best treatment schedule. Instead, we learned cancer had spread throughout many of her organs and tracts.  After 10 hours waiting, that type of information is not what we were prepared to hear.

Her family and I then elected for home care and daily nurse visits as she was done with hospitals.

All I could figure to do was stay positive, remain strong in her presence, and disregard the imminent outcome.  Right or wrong, it was all I could do.

Soon, her family moved in to be with her, and they could see I needed help.  We did everything we could to make sure she was comfortable and pain-free.

When I awoke on June 22nd, she did not.

The following days, I recall little.

I’d heard others say who had experienced traumatic events; it was as if I was not living my own reality, waiting to wake up from a “this is not happening” fog I was deeply consumed by.

On the day of the funeral, the power of “Be There” was confirmed…

As I waited to get seated, lost in every sense of the word, all I remember from the day are faces of those that showed up.

Many I knew, some I did not. I played hockey with some.  I was neighbors with some.  A few were college friends I hadn’t seen in years and others I knew casually.

They all showed up.  They made a choice to Be There.

No one knew the right words because they didn’t exist.  Few words were exchanged with me by any of those that showed up that day.

I would take a bullet for any of them.  I will never forget those faces.

In life, reasons you “couldn’t” are often believable.  Kind words are appreciated, and donations a gracious gesture in helping those around you.

Or, you can decide to just BE THERE.

“Be There”

ACTIONS – the rest is just noise™