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living frugally

Living Frugally Makes for a Rich Life- if You’re Willing to Wait

The Fundamental Rules of Living Frugally Living a life of fiscal responsibility sounds so boring. Delayed gratification and a lifestyle of responsible spending aren’t exactly the things people are celebrating on magazine covers or TMZ Live. Yet living frugally is one of the oldest, most reliable and fastest paths to wealth. From tiny homes to […]


feeling important

The Importance of Feeling Important: Is Humility Thwarting Your Happiness?

Personal value is the key to personal success. If we aren’t feeling important or valued, or if we don’t value ourselves, then the likelihood of achieving our goals in a meaningful way is pretty low. This is true in business and at home. This makes us wonder how some people can be so successful at […]


business leadership basics

Business Leadership Basics: Actions Speak Louder Than Intentions

It’s true: Actions speak louder than words (or intentions) It really doesn’t matter how high up in an organization you’ve reached. Your actions and behavior say everything about your intentions. People are watching you. It’s business leadership basics and general human knowledge that what you say isn’t as believable as what you do. Think about […]


leading with courage

Leading with Courage May Begin with Following Feedback

Leading with Courage takes Courageous Actions There’s a story we tell during our Leading With Courage Academy workshops of the parallel between how a person ascends within an organization and the level of honesty that person receives. For example, a person we’ll call “George” becomes the president of a major division within his company. It’s […]


Social Media marketing

Hey Business Owner, Are You Making these Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes?

Why Social Media Marketing? Originally seen as a fad, social media marketing is now an integral component of 21st century business. Is your business on board? You need to look no further than America’s most successful companies and social media itself for proof. According to research from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 97% of the Fortune 500 use […]


What a Racket

What a Racket: Tales of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

The Protection Racket Equifax, Experian and TransUnion don’t have your back. I’ve been trying to come up with some new business ideas. It’s really hard, though. Technology is changing so fast, you know? Well, I finally came up with a good one. I’m going to start my own security firm. I’m going to install burglar […]


What are GMOs

What are GMOs? Let’s Explore the History, Myths and Issues

With the recent release of the pro-GMO documentary, Food Evolution by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the safety and labeling concerns of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) have been thrust back into the limelight on social media and other political forums. So, what are GMOs? Since it is a complicated and often misunderstood topic, I thought it good […]


Dealing With Divorce: Financial Transition

Dealing With Divorce: Financial Transition

The financial transition is understandably overwhelming — especially during a time of personal transformation, such as dealing with divorce or remarriage.


Committed Leadership: Are You the Chicken or the Pig?

There’s an old fable in business about The Chicken and The Pig. Long story short: the Chicken is involved; the Pig is committed. Real, committed leadership is about being the Pig, not the Chicken.


Leadership: A mindest and skillset

Leadership: A Mindset and a Skillset

Natural leadership is not the same thing as effective leadership. So, how do you develop effective leadership? You work at it.


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