a few simple disciplines practiced every day

Quotes are powerful… They help sum up deep thoughts in a few words, making them easy to remember and utilize. One quote that I’ll be sure to include is a personal favorite of mine by the man I consider my mentor, Jim Rohn. The quote: “Success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” What…

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the seven things to spend your money on regularly

Weird…but good. That’s how I felt when over the holidays I basically unplugged myself for 10 days. I barely touched the computer and wrote a total of one email while I was away. Occasionally I checked FB, but for the better part of 10 days I was pretty much disconnected. That’s part of the joy…

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every entrepreneur must learn how to manage risk

Investing is risky… We all know that. Fortunes are made in the stock market each year. Unfortunately, many millions more are also lost in it. It’s the latter that everyone fears. So much so that people choose to simply park their money in the bank and (supposedly) not take any chances. Security is a human…

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doing what you love makes all the difference in life

Work… It’s what many people spend most of their adult life doing. 8 hours a day, 240 days a year, for 40 years or so. That is a heck of a lot of time. But the worst part is, most people I know don’t actually enjoy their work. They work out of necessity, not passion.…

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variety truly is the spice of life

Focus, focus, focus… That’s what Sohail Khan, the JV expert, calls the best advice he’s ever received. I am fond of saying, “If you’re going to do something, give it all you’ve got.” Look at me, I started Karate at the age of 38. I’m one of the oldest guys in my dojo and I’m…

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learn the rules, then bend them or break them

Seems I’m somewhat of a troublemaker… What can I say? Rules and I just don’t get along. Recently I was told off by my son’s daycare teacher…again. In fact, this is the 4th time in as many years I’ve been told off by a teacher there, each time for something I have done that was…

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mommy and the “no wine” rule (plus exceptions)

People never cease to amaze me… Sitting across from clients day in and day out, one gets a unique perspective on the human psyche. While it’s true that I did study psychology back in my college days, it wasn’t until I got into personal development that I truly began to understand just what makes us…

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the dirty little secret that colleges and schools don’t want you to know

Change… It’s the one inevitable part of life. Technology, medicine, education, laws, concepts, society…it all changes given time. But with change comes pain. Just ask companies such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbusters which didn’t see how technology would change their industries. Think about it for a second, less than a generation ago Kodak was a…

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the one skill that most entrepreneurs, managers and parents overlook

Being a leader isn’t easy… Whether we’re talking about a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the head of a prestigious university, the manager of a department or simply a parent, the greatest task of a leader is getting a group of people with a variety of personalities, interests, habits, strengths, ages and backgrounds to…

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