the Web turns 20, Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Internet….Happy Birthday to you. The Internet just turned 20 so if it were Japanese you are officially an adult. In America we consider kids adults at the age of 18 (and yet they can’t drink, go figure?!). 20 years ago I was a junior…

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a thank you to some very special people

Have you ever noticed that there are times when everything just seems to go our way? We get the promotion we’ve been longing for, the bank gives you the green light on your house loan, you have the support needed to chase your dreams, and your investments are paying off. 2011 has been one of…

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seek and you will find – words of wisdom that never age

When I first decided to make my own blog I must say I was slightly nervous. Not because I didn’t think I knew enough but because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to continually come up with ideas that I could present in a way that was both fresh and easy-to-read while remaining true to my desire…

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wise words from a wise man

I’m the type of person who likes to know which car’s the fastest, which city has the most restaurants in the world, what’s the most poisonous animal and pretty much any sort of trivia. Back in junior high school I remember eagerly looking through my X-Mas stocking each year to find the latest edition of Guinness…

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weird but cool health tips

Health is one area I don’t often address here on this site but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important than self-development or finances. In fact, without our health what good is anything else? Now unlike some of the speakers in the self-development field I haven’t spent much time studying health but I do keep…

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the key component of success is…

Curiosity is a wonderful thing. As a child we have so much of it but as we grow up we tend to lose it. Maybe it’s because of disappointments we’ve had or the lessons we’ve learned but regardless of the reason we should all try to get it back. Why? Simple – a key component…

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life is all about how you see it

Watching a child grow up is nothing short of a miracle. When they are first born they are so very delicate and we must watch over them night and day to ensure no danger comes to them. Then slowly the changes begin. Their life becomes filled with so many firsts. Their first steps. Their first…

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how to prepare for a financial crisis

A little while ago I wrote a post talking about why we should all be preparing for a financial crisis. In it I said that I would address HOW to prepare at a later time. Since that time I’ve gotten a few emails asking me how I’m preparing for the future. I actually address the…

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you just never know when, where and to who it will happen

A lot’s happened over the past ten years or so. We’ve had two major tsunamis – first in South East Asia 7 years ago that claimed the lives of almost a quarter of a million people, the second earlier this year which devastated the north eastern part of Japan. There was the collapse of Lehman…

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are you worth a $20 bill?

Growing up I learned how to break. I typed my reports on a typewriter. I used to have to wind up my car windows manually. The Walkman rocked. And Michael Jackson was the man. How quickly everything changes. Today everyone is just a push away on our iPhones. We “google” things to find out about…

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