all the answers we could ever want are found in books

When I was young I always hated to read. I figured, why spend hours reading a book when I could just watch the movie? It seems that nothing has changed as students today are still dead-set¬†against reading books. And yet, there are thousands of people out there spending hours upon hours reading up on celebrity…

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Robert Kiyosaki’s before you quit your job

About 12 years ago I found myself stepping off the plane in Osaka, Japan, not knowing where my life would take me. I had finished college a year earlier and was eager to get started. I ended up working at a local English school and found it rewarding both financially and educationally but I found…

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one word can change everything

In a previous entry I talked about the importance of saying what you mean and how if we choose the wrong words our message can be radically different. Just what’s in a word? To illustrate just what difference a word can make I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite jokes as a…

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looking for success secrets, try one of the oldest, the bible

Despite reading regularly there is one book that still sits on my shelf unread – the Bible. I purchased my first copy just a year ago because I felt that my studies would never be complete if I left this one out. And yet, there it sits. Still, there’s no disputing the influence it has…

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when it comes to success, Nike got it right

Over the course of our life we are taught many lessons. We usually learn the hard way but nonetheless, we learn. The most important lesson I have learned from dealing with others is simply this – it’s not what they say, but what they do that matters. We have become a society that loves to…

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three of Brian Tracy’s best quotes

Brian Tracy is one of the hardest working men in the field of sales, management and personal development. He has written and produced more than 300 video and audio learning programs, traveled and worked in over 80 countries, and speaks four languages. Obviously with 30 years of experience under his belt he has some very…

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attitude is the secret sauce that makes everything go

Many books out there talk about how attitude is the key to everything. That if we just believe and stay positive that things will turn out alright. Unfortunately they are forgetting one small thing – aptitude. Aptitude is your ability to do something, while attitude is how you approach doing something. A positive attitude will…

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Sampson and Delilah teaches one of the greatest lessons of life

As a young boy I loved to watch TV. I would sit, mesmerized, in front of the TV watching “Superfriends,” “Battle of the Planets,” “Spiderman and Friends,” “Transformers” and many many more. Despite many parents objections to cartoons I must say that I learned a lot from them. My favorite line was “And knowing is…

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Jim Rohn shares his definition of success

At one time or another most of us have found ourselves saying that if we just had this or could do that that we’d be successful. People often view success as being a single destination. It isn’t. With each success or set-back we readjust just what we are after. As we grow, so too does…

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s book crush it

I picked this book up a little while ago on the advice of a friend. I didn’t know much about the author, Gary Vaynerchuk,¬†but figured that since my friend doesn’t like reading for him to give his blessing on this book says something. For those who haven’t heard of this book, it is about how…

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