Affirmations & Incantations

Do you remember the children’s story about the little train that could? It may not be too popular with young parents today but for us North American baby boomers it was a staple of our bedtime story catalog alongside all those wonderful Dr. Seuss reads. The premise of the story is about a little train…

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How to Deal with Micromanagent

I’ve only had one job in my life whereby I received a paycheck from a company that was not my own. During the process of getting to know the senior executives and deciding whether or not I would take on the role I still asked if I could invoice for my hours and commissions as…

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Reaching Your Fullest Potential

What does it really take to reach your full potential? How often have you pushed yourself beyond your capabilities? How often have you or someone else pushed you to new heights? Did it ever work? Did you succeed in blowing past your expectations? Countless Studies show that we do our best when we’re in the…

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8 Things You Must Do To Become An Awesome Leader

Know Yourself – Your own mind should be your greatest study. Become a master of paying attention to how your mind reacts to people, situations, and challenges. Know it’s strengths, weaknesses and be aware of your personal blind spots. Those subtle yet obvious things that others’ notice and see about you but would never have…

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Do the Work First

Inspiration comes from actually doing the work. Start working on the big stuff. Start working on it now. Set aside some time in your calendar and call it “Big Stuff Appointment.” Commit to X amount of hours for work on your massive undertaking. You can work on it once a week or once fortnightly or monthly.…

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The Finer Things in Life

It’s pretty important for you to make your own list of what you consider to be “The Finer Things in Life” and then passionately go about setting your goals to make your list a reality. When my “official” working life started my initial list was all about having the flexibility to create my own income. The…

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How to Enjoy Your Life

First and foremost, I implore you to learn to get into the habit of slowing things down each day. When I say slow things down, I’m talking about the stream of thoughts running through your head at a constant lightning speed. It would be impossible to figure out how an engine works by attempting to watch…

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Keeping Up Appearances

What is your cost of “Keeping Up Appearances?” Is it a direct measurable monetary cost? As in, you think you must live in a certain type of house or condominium in a certain neighborhood and drive a certain car or take a certain kind of expensive holiday? Or rather is it an immeasurable emotional and intellectual…

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An Investors Thoughts Revisited

I’ve been interested in money for most of my life. I spent a great part of my 20’s and 30’s chasing it and quite often actually catching it. I didn’t really get started trying to figure out how to grow my hard earned savings until I was in my late 20’s. Over the years, I’ve…

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It’s all about Assets and Liabilities

In business as in life it’s important to keep your assets and liabilities in check. You don’t want to operate from a position where you feel forced to make decisions based on an over extended balance sheet. If you’re operating too heavy on your liabilities and you fear that you have to take on certain…

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