history will be written between 2011 and 2015

History is being written at this very moment. And I’d like to go on record that I believe between today (Sept. 23th, 2011) and the end of 2015 (possibly sooner) our world will be forever changed. Our financial world that is. And as “money makes the world go round,” a financial collapse this time round,…

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lessons from board games that will serve us well in life and business

I have always loved games. I enjoyed playing Mario Brothers back in the day and in my 20s I got into some PC games such as F.E.A.R. and Crysis but, for me, there’s nothing like a good board game. Board games are so much more than games. They are social events. I still remember the…

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just get started and you’ll be amazed where you end up

Normally when I’m about write another entry here on this blog, it is because during the day something that has made me think of an idea that I feel would be of interest to you, the readers. I plunk myself down in front of the computer screen and start typing away. I start with my…

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kids keep us young in more ways than one

A long weekend is just what the doctor orders when it comes to getting rid of some of our built-up stress. And even if you’re not suffering from stress long weekends are a great time to catch up on time with your family. This past weekend was one such one for me. And what better…

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how to ask for anything by Mark Victor Hansen

Mark Victor Hansen is best known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul series that he wrote with Jack Canfield. Together the two of them went on to break all sorts of records in the book industry. What many don’t realize is just how difficult it was for them to achieve their success. They received…

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the law of averages and its benefits in sales and stress reduction

Sometimes you just have to scratch your head. Having been an educator for 17 years now, first as an English teacher and now as a coach, I am always curious to find out what reaction I’ll get when offering my advice to others. Each year, regardless of whether it’s advice on English, computers, time management,…

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a simple economics lesson of the world today

Economics – for some people this word is painful. It drags up incomprehensible language and concepts. Me, I could hardly wait for my first economics class. After all I was good at math and liked history so I felt that economics would fit me like a glove. Errrr, nope. There were lots of graphs and…

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how to deal with a rebellious teenager and not lose your mind

Today I’m going to break from the norm here on this site. Normally I talk about things like money or time management, then there’s the occasional inspirational story or two, and sometimes I throw in one or two success tips that I pick up. But today I’m going to focus on dealing with teenagers. While…

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how to choose the right financial adviser in today’s world

2005 everything was great. The stock market was strong. Housing was booming. People had money. People were happy. But that was then. Today it’s a very different picture. Ever since Lehman Brothers crashed people have been on edge. And for good reason. It was the greatest bankruptcy in history – $691 billion. I describe it…

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what makes the self-help field so difficult to break into

Tony Robbins redefined the self-help industry single-handedly about 20 years ago and has remained on top ever since. He has amassed a small fortune which includes an island in Fiji where he also built a world-famous resort along with a following of millions. All this with the power of his words. Other speakers that have…

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