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lessons from the loss of Cory Monteith

Should I? Or shouldn’t I? Whether we realize it or not we are constantly asking ourselves these two questions, a sort of “weighing our options.” With my son turning five and his thirst for knowledge exploding I have started explaining things in the form of action – reaction. Everything we do, good or bad, has …

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social media mistakes could cost you, just ask Amy’s Baking Company

Gordon Ramsay finally met his match… His show, Kitchen Nightmares, places him in fledgling restaurants across the US in hopes that he can turn their businesses around. Not really my cup of tea, but when I happened to read an article about one restaurant on Yahoo! News I found myself intrigued. As I live in …

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9 reasons people don’t succeed

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Success is not some mysterious force. Success doesn’t care about your race, your creed, or your background. Nor is success reserved for the rich and affluent. I think Tony Robbins said it best when he said, “Success leaves clues.“ Having read over 200 books on self-development, …

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ignoring numbers is a big mistake in both business and in life

Sometimes people hate me … It’s not because I’m not a nice guy, I am. But I’m a number’s guy. The older you get, the more you realize how life is all made up of numbers. That doesn’t mean they are always right…but they are helpful in predicting outcomes whether it’s in business, with relationships …

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7 things colleges are afraid to tell you and what you need to know

A college degree used to be all you needed… Notice I used “used to” because the truth is that things have changed. In the 60s a college degree meant you could write your own ticket. It was a commodity of sorts and it all but guaranteed you a safe, secure job. Those without one often …

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what’s wrong with the world today?

 “It’s a wonderful life…” That was the title of a movie made way back in the 40s. And it’s still true today. Or at least it is for some people. When I look around the world these days I see a combination of incredible and amazing on one end and at the other sad and …

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the “this time is different” syndrome mistake

To err is human… No truer words have ever been spoken. Part of being human is being fallible. We all make mistakes. We stick our foot in our mouth. We have lapses of judgment. We think we’re so smart. We think we’ll never lose. We think it can’t happen to me. We think that we’re …

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5 lessons I learnt from losing $180,000

Losing sucks… No one likes to be on the losing end. Whether it’s losing a board game, losing a partner, losing a job or losing money – it all hurts. But it seems that in order to win, you must lose a little. All the best have experienced tough times. Michael Jordan’s team was mired …

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