there is always a price to pay for success

Helping people isn’t easy… I’m amazed at how often people ignore good advice. Movies, gadgets, restaurants, relationship advice, or investments…people seem to have a built-in force field that prevents them from listening to good suggestions. Just the other day as I jumped on the train, I happened to notice the young lady next to me…

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never underestimate the power of time, a lot can happen in two weeks

A lot can happen in two weeks… Two weeks ago few people outside of Europe had ever heard of the small island of Cyprus. Today, it has taken center stage of the financial world. A population of roughly a million people and a bailout of what is considered pocket change (10 billion euros) in today’s economics…

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the Flossing Theory and what it means to you

David Bach, author of the  Automatic Millionaire, coined the term “the latte factor” in his book Finish Rich. It’s a devilishly simple idea. It basically states that the small, trivial things we spend money on everyday add up to an extremely large amount over time. He uses lattes to illustrate how something we have gotten…

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just what is a good friend worth?

Friends… Those wonderful people who know everything about us…and still like us. Friends are those people we call when we need a shoulder to cry on. Friends are there to help us out of a jam. They pick us up when we are down and the people we share our victories with. Friends may not…

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the single, easiest way to differentiate yourself from your competitors

Differentiation… That’s what I hear all the time in everything I study. It’s what’s called in the marketing business as a USP, a unique selling proposition, and it’s what every business needs to have to set itself apart from its competition. Most people think that McDonald’s consistent taste was its key to success, but if…

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7 secrets to building a loyal fan base on FB

Like it or not, there’s no denying the fact that Facebook is here to stay… A few short years ago FB was just a blip on the screen while MySpace was the big bad monster. But a few years is a lifetime when talking about technology. Today FB is one of the four big tech…

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you can either let the wind blow you where it wants to or put up your sail

Life’s unpredictable. That’s what I’ve learned about life in my 38 years on this planet. Just when you think you’ve got it all worked out, life throws you a curve ball. On a more personal level, my life has turned out to be one big rollercoaster ride. It started out pretty pedestrian. Born in a…

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The Lost Art of Reading

The world has changed a lot. This isn’t much of a surprise to any of us, but to think about just what the world was like just 100 years ago and today is like night and day. We have gone from horses to cars to airplanes to space travel. Phones turned into cell phones and…

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Jim Stovall, author of “The Ultimate Gift” talks success and how to turn obstacles into opportunity

All leaders are readers… Harry Truman once said that but as a child I wouldn’t have believed him. The books I read in school were mostly a chore and I couldn’t see how they applied to my life so I turned to the time-honored tradition of watching movies instead. Two hours instead of two weeks.…

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and that’s what love really is

Love is powerful… It’s also complicated, crazy, blind, intoxicating, bizarre, and can be infuriating. Love also comes in many different shapes and forms; the love we feel for our spouse or significant other, the love we have for our children, the love we have for our animals and the love we have for our friends.…

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