there’s not a day I don’t miss my dad

It’s been a little over two years since I said goodbye to my father. He went to bed one Friday night and never woke up. When I saw my phone ring the following morning I thought something was wrong, but assumed it had something to do with my mother as the call came from his…

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raising a child is a balancing act

I always liked being an only child. I got 100% of my parents’ attention. There was never any question in my mind whether my parents loved me. And, I got all the toys. (woohoo) But growing up as an only child wasn’t always fun fun fun. Like everything in life there were pros and cons.…

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it’s not where you live that determines the quality of your life, it’s how you approach it

I had hoped to finish another vlog today but thanks to a dead battery and an errant bell that will have to be on the schedule for tomorrow. So today I thought I’d take the time today to talk about lifestyle. One thing I’ve learned from my years of travel overseas is that people inevitably…

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5 keys to master any language and the 3 big mistakes people make

Let me start off this post with a small confession. For years, I thought I would never be able to learn a foreign language. My parent spoke English. I spoke English. And luckily, speaking English alone, we were able to get by despite living in South East Asia for years. For me, I thought studying…

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english teacher turned high performance coach shares the secret to transformation

Friends and family…they’re irreplaceable. They are there for us when we need them and always willing to lend a helping hand. That said, they are often the biggest killers of dreams. They are the first to tell us that something won’t work and all the reasons why we should just give up. And many times,…

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how to survive and thrive in turbulent times

Take a good look around. The world is undergoing incredible change. And not all for the better. Sadly, unemployment is a real killer. My family and I met a nice lady just the other day who had graduated with a master’s from a local university mastering in English. I asked her what the job market…

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the simplest, most powerful time management tip around

People always want to know how. How-to books are big. How-to videos are even better. Both are incredible learning tools. And yet, in my book, iSucceed, I talk about gratitude, time management, language and many other simple, yet practical ideas on how to approach life. But not so much the how-to but rather the mindset.…

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revenge is a dish served cold

Revenge is a dish served cold…or at least that’s what they say. Over the course of my life I’ve certainly had my share of disappointments for which I wanted my revenge. From people lying to me, taking advantage of me, ignoring me and letting me down. Each and every time it hurt. I’m the kind…

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if you’re serious about success, never stop learning

Last week was quite a week for me. I spent more time studying and thinking about the years ahead than writing. Marketing, business and finance were the topics of the week as they so often are these days. Although I’ve been away, you’ll be happy to know that I’m back with even more to share…

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the one thing we never want to hear but know people are right

People want to be happy. And people know that to be happy requires a certain amount of money, which is why people choose to study anywhere between 4 and 8 years after graduating high school – to ensure themselves the best chance at a comfortable life. Some people don’t want to have a boss so…

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