Maria Kang, motherhood, and the 5 lessons she’s learned

I’m often amazed at how people attack success… Whether it’s having a good body, a million dollars, a nice car or traveling across the globe, there is a fair amount of resentment from people who wish they had what others have, I call it good old-fashioned jealousy. Growing up in the Philippines I envied many…

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high performance coach Adrian Shepherd’s 4 pillars of success

Author Michael Scott once wrote, “The day we stop learning is the day we die.” I couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the president of a Ivy League College, a successful entrepreneur, or even just a great mom, there’s always room for improvement. Perhaps it’s learning a new skill…

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how to live a successful life in an ultrafast world

How quickly things change… I still remember the days without smartphones and the Internet. It was a simpler world, although admittedly¬† somewhat inconvenient. Personally, I love all the modern conveniences we have as it gives me a platform to share ideas with on a global scale, but I admit it comes at a price. That…

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passion is the x-factor in business and life

We’re all looking for that one thing… The one thing that will make everything alright. For some of us, that’s more money, for others it’s prestige. Some prefer the quiet life free from stress, others want power. In the end, it comes down to one thing – happiness. That’s what we are all seeking, that…

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the Golden Rule of Success

“Just do it…” That’s been Nike’s slogan for years, expressing our inner athlete. The desire within us to win, to achieve, to accomplish what we didn’t think possible. But it’s much more than that. It’s actually the Golden Rule of Success. We are all familiar with the Golden Rule, the one taught to us by…

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10 lessons Karate has taught me about life

As a child, I always dreamed of becoming a black belt in Karate… Little did I know that I would begin chasing that dream at the “tender” age of 38. As it so happened one of my clients at the time was opening his Dojo in the area and with my son asking me about…

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old school meets new school

How quickly things change… Back in my school days (which were that long ago) cell phones only existed in movies, we had to use the Dewie-decimal system in the library (aaaaahhhh), I got my first computer and information was a premium. Today kids have iPads, we can video chat with people 3000 miles away (for…

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what we can all learn from the Man of Steel

Movies can be great teachers… More than most people give them credit for. Personally my first movie was Star Wars at the tender age of 4. I don’t remember it at all, but my parents told me I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was jumping up and down on the seat in the movie theater making…

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transform your smart phone into a success tool

For those of you who think writing is easy, think again… It’s not, especially when you write as many articles as I have. You forget what you’ve written, what topics you’ve covered, when you wrote them and so things tend to get repetitive. Guilty as charged. Just this week I started writing four new posts,…

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parents, educators and entrepreneurs must all learn to walk the thin line

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… That’s who I feel like at times. For those of you who know me, you probably know me as someone who is caring yet stubborn, serious yet goofy, caring yet aloof, strong yet a pushover. I’m all of those things and more. I guess I look at life as someone…

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