Year: 2012

your passion is your greatest strength, just ask Nick Woodman

Many books out there talk about doing what you love… That life is too short to waste doing things we hate. I agree but with one caveat. You need to be able to make a living doing what you love. People forget that you can do what you love and still end up in the …

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making the tough decisions is never easy, but they are the key to our better tomorrow

Decisions are tough… I’ve had decisions that kept me up half the night, maybe you can relate. Deciding whether we want vanilla or chocolate doesn’t pose much of a challenge but sadly, in life, we are often faced with much harder decisions. The trouble with many big decisions is that people wonder if they’re doing …

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Dickens classic a tale of two cities and how it applies to life

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… The first sentence of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” is one that has stood the test of time. Even though I’ve never read it the title has always intrigued me. “A Tale of Two Cities” aptly sums up what I …

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a teacher’s tale and how we can apply it to our businesses

I love my clients… They might not realize it, but I learn as much from them as they do from me. They inspire me with their stories of achievement. They challenge me to work harder, to uncover more secrets and to help them grow both as an individual and in business. And together we push …

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marketing expert Sohail Khan talks JVs

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. It’s how you get your message out to the world. It’s how customers are introduced to you, your products and your services. Simply put, marketing gets people in the door. Joint Ventures take marketing to the next level as it allows two or more companies to pool their …

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go where the expectations are high and the rest will take care of itself

Competition… It exists whether we’re in school, at the office, with friends and even at home. We’re constantly comparing ourselves to those around us. It’s part of our make-up. My son’s 4 and loves winning. Winning excites us. It gets us pumped. I don’t care if you’re 4 or 40, it feels good to achieve …

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learn to harness the power of children to succeed in life

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…you’ve got to love kids! Sure, they can be annoying, frustrating,  a pain in the neck and just outright crazy from time to time, but that’s what’s so great about them. I was once told that you get to see the world anew when you have kids …

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14 things you did not and will not learn in school

School is all about learning… You learn in the classroom; parabolas, historic battles, grammatical errors, foreign languages, jumping jacks, formulas, music notes, paint brushes…and all those other wonderful things we spent years learning. But when the bell rings another type of learning begins. You’ve got friendships, bullies, liars, gravity, punctuality, negotiation, and food are all …

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so what if you’re not an expert, use Henry Ford’s secret to success

$3.46 million… That’s what the winner paid this year for one lunch with the legendary investor Warren Buffett (all proceeds go to charity). Why would anyone pay that kind of money? Sure, it’s for a good cause but the main reason is someone felt it was worth it. Unfortunately, very few of us have that …

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what’s wrong with the world today?

 “It’s a wonderful life…” That was the title of a movie made way back in the 40s. And it’s still true today. Or at least it is for some people. When I look around the world these days I see a combination of incredible and amazing on one end and at the other sad and …

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