laughter is the best medicine

It might sound strange for me to call laughter a success tool but there’s nothing better than laughter when you’re feeling down. I love just sitting down to watch a good comedy with family and friends. We share in the moments and retell our favorite parts afterwards, sometimes to the point of tears. With such…

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serious bloggers must learn how to monetize their blog

A client of mine has a unique group of friends of about 12 people. She calls them her walking group. Back in college they started a tradition of walking to a certain destination each New Year’s Day, braving the cold Japanese winter. They continued this tradition for many years and have stayed close despite the…

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A Glass of Milk Paid in Full

Each morning I wake up, check my email, see what’s happening in the world and check facebook. That’s my routine. If something catches my eye I make a note of it and come back to it later. Yesterday I came across a story of facebook that I just had to share. I hope you like…

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tough love is the way to go

We have all been blessed with so many things: our health, our friends, our family, technology and just a handful of people that will change our lives forever. Who am I taking about? There are those people in our lives that see things in us that we ourselves don’t. They do not accept excuses. They…

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creating a website is the first step to building your business

A friend called me up the other day to tell me how much they enjoy my website. It’s always nice to hear as I spent quite some time setting it up and then even more time working on my posts. When I mentioned that I had done it all with the help of a friend…

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why do people value their vacation over their life

So your vacation’s coming up – Have you got the bags packed? Got everything you need? What’s first on the schedule? No matter how many times we have a vacation it’s always the same routine – do this, go there, see that and meet them. Think back to your last vacation, how did you spend…

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today the rules have changed

A few weeks ago I was talking with a client about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – education. One of the things that amazes me is just how out of touch our education systems are with reality. Schools are meant to give us the foundations with which we can build…

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how a single ad in the newspaper changed one man’s entire life

If you’ve read some of my other time management tips here, then you’ll know just how much I value time and believe that it’s one of the keys to success. It doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to know that we’ve only got so much time. For some, it’s very short. For others, longer.…

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transform ideas into millions by writing them down

About 20 years ago Michael Crichton became an overnight success with the release of his bestselling book Jurassic Park. I will admit that I didn’t rush out and buy the book, but I was looking forward to seeing the movie as it was directed by StevenĀ SpielbergĀ and had gotten rave reviews for its computer graphics. The…

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ten pieces of software to transform your business

In today’s world there’s pretty much no getting around using a computer for business. The sheer number of programs that are available today is staggering and it’s hard to know what to get, and more importantly, what to avoid. Considering I have six computers at present I consider myself familiar with a variety of programs…

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