repetition is the mother of learning

One common criticism of Robert Kiyosaki’s best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad is that it’s┬árepetitive. And it’s absolutely true. Most of his books seem to center around a few points that he goes over again and again. It is a turn-off for some people. One might say that it’s just his style but I think…

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some people don’t listen no matter what you do

Have you ever noticed that you just can’t help some people? How many times have you passed along good advice to people only to have it fall on deaf ears? Why is that? For many years it was a mystery to me but in my studies I have come across one simple explanation – most…

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the first step to success is always the hardest

A few years back I was surprised to hear Brian Tracy say that most people try things less than once before giving up. In other words, most people convince themselves out of going for things before even trying. But you can’t win the game just sitting on the sidelines. There’s only one way we win…

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a simple lesson from Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode was big back in the 80s and for a long time I never really understood why. That is until they released the song, “Enjoy the Silence” which appeared on the album Violator. But my favorite line was actually from another song on the same album entitled, “Personal Jesus.” (I have embedded the music…

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there are so many problems in the world today, where do we begin?

One of the reasons I decided to write my book, iSucceed: secrets of the average joe and jane, was to be able to share my ideas and thoughts with people all over the world. But my book just scratches the surface of what I know which is why I decided to create this site. Not…

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wise words by one of the best, Jim Rohn – treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed

No matter how many books I read or audio lectures I listen to I always seem to come back to the teachings of Jim Rohn. I realize not everyone feels the same way but for me, he’s one of the three men I accredit to changing my life that I discuss in my book, iSucceed:…

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the lesson learned from Six Feet Under

Recently a friend turned me on to the TV series Six Feet Under. I had heard about this show before but I had never actually sat down and watched it until recently. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show it revolves around a family that runs a funeral home. Each person in…

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life is not fair…get over it

Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is one of the true classics of literature and it deals with the concept of equality. Set on a farm in England when the animals kick out their human owners and proceed to take care of their own needs. They establish 7 commandments which essentially boil down to one…

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5 ways to prepare for the unexpected in business or in life

Two nights ago my wife didn’t have much appetite. Strange but we chalked it up to her new diet and that was that. The next morning she was gripping her stomach and struggling to walk around the house. Despite getting ready for work I told her that she should take the morning off and head…

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harnessing the power of the subconscious

In Napoleon Hill’s breakthrough success, “Think and Grow Rich,” he devotes one entire chapter to the concept of the subconscious and for good reason. We all know that we have two minds, the active mind, the conscious, and the mind that works behind the scenes, the subconscious. While we cannot actively control the subconscious as…

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